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Art Break: Martha Ellen Connell by Milton William Hopkins

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum’s gallery spaces. This week, Sarah Duff, Assistant Professor of History, will facilitate a conversation focusing on Martha Ellen Connell’s portrait by Milton William Hopkins
Art Break programs are grounded in the practice of slow looking …


Frame by Frame: Pom Poko

Join us for a free screening of Pom Poko (1994, 1h 59m), a Japanese animated fantasy film from Studio Ghibli that follows the playful adventures of tanuki, Japanese magical raccoon dogs who shapeshift. Before the film, hear a few words from Professor of East Asian Studies, Laura Nuffer, about the connection between Japanese Folklore and …


Thursday Art Party

Join the fun at the Thursday Art Party, co-hosted by the Colby College Student Government Association. Get creative as you decorate your own mug inspired by art on view at the museum. Enjoy Grey December’s set in the lobby and hear the Colby 8 perform in the galleries. We’ve got refreshments covered …



Frame by Frame: Blue Velvet (an Esopus Magazine pick)

Join us for a free screening of Blue Velvet (1986, 2h), a cult classic from David Lynch (co-creator of Twin Peaks), that is equal parts psychological thriller, film noir, and coming-of-age story. This screening is inspired by A Lot More Inside: Esopus Magazine, an exhibition on view at the Colby College Museum …


Play Date @Playscape

Everybody plays!
Welcome to Play Date, an evening filled with joy, laughter, and creativity for players of all ages. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Playscape: Contemporary Art from the Colby Museum’s Collection, a Colby College Museum of Art exhibition celebrating the essence of play.
Play Date includes:

Exploration of the new exhibition …


You're Speaking My (Love) Language: French and Italian

Come discuss romance in the Romance languages! Practice your French and Italian skills and converse with other art lovers in this one-hour language-based social event held in the galleries of the Colby College Museum of Art. This program is designed to connect and build relationships among language learners and native speakers using art …



Art& Louise Nevelson in Maine

Join us for a virtual program to mark the opening of the Colby College Museum of Art’s presentation of The World Outside: Louise Nevelson at Midcentury, an exhibition organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Jaime deSimone, chief curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum, and Shirley Reece-Hughes, curator of paintings, sculpture …


Art Break: Kansas Wheat Field by John Steuart Curry

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the Colby College Museum of Art’s galleries. This week, Jillian Impastato, Mirken coordinator of campus collaboration, will facilitate a conversation focusing on Kansas Wheat Field by John Steuart Curry.
Art Break programs are grounded in the practice of slow …


Banner Image: Sanford Robinson Gifford, A Twilight in the Adirondacks, 1864, Oil on canvas, 10 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in., The Lunder Collection, 2013.130
Works in the museum's collection are presented with basic information consisting of artist, date and media. When available, an image of the artwork is displayed. Images are presented as a fair use educational resource and commercial use is strictly prohibited. To request an image, please contact [email protected].