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University of Southern Maine Professor of Art History and chair of the art department Kim Grant will discuss strategies used by Surrealist writers and artists in the 1920s to undermine accepted reality and foment revolution. Tea... more >
Professor Ott is the author of Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California: Cultural Philanthropy, Industrial Capital, and Social Authority (2014) and has published essays on art auctions, combat artists, comic books, and motoring magazines.... more >
Religious scroll paintings (thangkas) plan a significant role in Tibetan Buddhism. Focusing on three thangkas from the Colby Museum collection, William Edelglass will discuss what these images represent, how they were made, and how they... more >
Aida Muluneh, Ethiopian photographer and artist, will kick off the Photography and Migration Conference with a lecture on Thursday, April 23 in Olin 1, followed by a reception in the Museum Lobby. Abstract: Photography in Ethiopia... more >
Alexandra Exter (1882-1949), a member of the Russian avant-garde, produced innovative set and costume designs for plays and films, including Aelita (1924), directed by Yakov Protazanov. Visitors are invited to an evening that will begin... more >
Celia Rubina Vargas, professor of semiotics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, will give a lecture on Martín Chambi (1891-1973), a Latin American photographer from a peasant family in the highlands of Peru. Chambi... more >
A successful painter of mythological scenes, battles and portraits in early nineteenth-century France, François Gérard was also an important participant in the period’s revitalized salon culture. Daniel Harkett examines how his works decorated the rooms... more >