Summer Museum News

Visual HistoryArt at Colby

As of July 11, nearly every gallery of the museum has been dedicated to chronicling 50 years of art at Colby. The exhibition, titled Art at Colby, presents works in the order of their acquisition, and offers a free cell-phone tour and an accompanying coffee-table book, with essays by notable figures, for $50. Among many highlights is the most comprehensive overview to date of works from the Lunder Collection, promised to the museum by Peter and Paula Lunder in 2007.

Art School
This fall the museum will hold a symposium highlighting outstanding research related to American art and pedagogy. American School: American Art and Pedagogy will take place on October 10, 2009 with a keynote address on the evening of October 9 by Fred Wilson. Speakers include Huey Copeland, Rachael DeLue, Elizabeth Hutchinson, David Lubin, Angela Miller, Richard Meyer, and Kenneth Myers with Donna Cassidy moderating. The symposium is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Museum After Dark
Beginning this fall, the museum will be open on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. Many times these evenings will include special events, such as an open house with live music in September, a film night in October, and a student craft fair with live jazz in December. Stay tuned for details.

Lively SpacesYouthful Movement

Local children combine the art of dance, the drama of theater, and the power of sculpture in the second year of Lively Spaces, an eight-week summer workshop that culminates in a performance, this year on July 30 at 1 p.m. Performances are in the Schupf Wing and outside at Richard Serra’s 4-5-6 and Sol LeWitt’s Seven Walls.

Classic Myths
Professor of Classics Kerrill O'Neill is curating an exhibition titled Myths and Metamorphosis, which opens November 3. This exhibition is part of the Metamorphoses Project, a web of programming and course work engaging the Colby and Waterville communities around the theme of myth and its ongoing importance in contemporary life.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 859-5600 or visit