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Examples of what news media and art critics have said about the Colby College Museum of Art.

 Art review: The whole Bernard Langlais at the Colby Museum of Art

Daniel Kany in Portland Press Herald, July 27, 2014

 Langlais's folksy art defies cynicism 

Sebastian Smee in The Boston Globe, July 26, 2014

 Maine's summer art scene heats up with major retrospectives

Kathleen Pierce in Bangor Daily News, July 17, 2014

 50 Mainers Shaping Our State

Maine Magazine in Maine Magazine, June 23, 2014

Summer Arts Preview Critic's Picks: Visual Arts  

 

Sebastian Smee in The Boston Globe, May 17, 2014

 Chinese modern master Zao Wouki to feature in US retrospective 

Vivienne Chow in South China Morning Post, May 13, 2014

 A-List: Art Museums

Katy Kelleher in Maine Magazine, April 29, 2014

A high-res Arab Spring: Artists from Cairo digitalize the revolution

Mariah Bergeron in The Portland Phoenix, February 19, 2014

 Sanctuary, change on the museum scene in 2013

Sebastian Smee in The Boston Globe, December 28, 2013

 Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, Colby College Museum of Art

Suzanne Stephens in Architectural Record, November 21, 2013

Museum directors play favorites 

Thomasine Berg in The Boston Globe, October 19, 2013

Frame by Frame: 'Old Man Playing Solitaire,' by Duane Hanson 

Sebastian Smee in The Boston Globe, October 7, 2013

 Renovations reinvigorate collaboration

Michelle Hong in The Bowdoin Orient, September 26, 2013

 Critic's Picks: Art

Sebastian Smee in The Boston Globe, September 7, 2013

New Buildings Greet Students (Mostly Without Construction Fences)

Lawrence Biemiller in The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 29, 2013

Colby's $100 Million Masterpiece

Deborah Weisgall in DownEast.com, August 28, 2013

A new collection for Colby College

Brendan Dooley in The New Criterion, August 27, 2013

Vivid Mysteries: inside the new pavilion at Colby College

Alice Frenkel in ArtsEditor.com, August 26, 2013

The Lunder Collection at Colby College

Jared Bowen in WGBH Arts, August 15, 2013

Where Austerity Becomes Charm

Peter Plagens in The Wall Street Journal, August 6, 2013

Waterville privileged to host Colby's world-class art museum

Amy Calder in Morning Sentinel, August 4, 2013

Art Museum Keeps On Growing At Colby College

Stephen May in Antiques And The Arts Weekly, July 30, 2013

Critic's Picks: Museums

Sebastian Smee in The Boston Globe, July 27, 2013

 The Art of a Maine Summer

Barry Mills in Bowdoin Daily Sun, July 24, 2013

 Now Maine's Largest Museum

Henry Miller in Huffington Post Blog, July 23, 2013

Colby museum's 'Lively Spaces' camp helps children interpret art via art



Doug Harlow in Morning Sentinel, July 22, 2013

 Colby College Museum becomes a true destination

Sebastian Smee in The Boston Globe, July 18, 2013

Showcase: Expanding an Art Icon

Rebecca Falzano in Maine Home and Design, July 17, 2013

For Art Lovers, the Doors are Open 

Pat Sims in Colby Magazine, July 15, 2013

 Community Celebrates Reopening of Colby College Museum of Art

Caitlin Burchill in WABI, July 15, 2013

The life and art of Sol LeWitt

Rose Mirandi in Design New England, July 15, 2013

 Colby is new home to couple's $100m art collection

Geoff Edgers in The Boston Globe, July 14, 2013

 Art and architecture focus of gallery opening at Colby

Doug Harlow in Morning Sentinel, July 14, 2013

Colby College Jumps into the Big Time

Judith H. Dobrzynski in Real Clear Arts, July 14, 2013

Public invited to reopening of Colby College Museum of Art

Matt Hongoltz-Hetling in Morning Sentinel, July 10, 2013

141. Colby College Museum of Art, Lunder Collection

Antique Auction Forum in Antique Auction Forum, July 10, 2013

 Colby College museum reopens as 'a major player'

Bob Keyes in Kennebec Journal, July 8, 2013

Colby College museum reopens as 'a major player'

Bob Keyes in Portland Press Herald, July 7, 2013

10 key things to see at Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion

Bob Keyes in Portland Press Herald, July 7, 2013

Colby College to reopen revamped art museum

Alanna Durkin (Associated Press) in Boston Globe, July 7, 2013

Colby Art Museum's Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion

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Colby Art Museum's Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion

Kathleen Shannon in WCSH-6, July 2, 2013

A Sugar Baron’s Scattered Art Collection

Eve M. Kahn in The New York Times, June 20, 2013

Frederick Fisher: L.A.'s Maverick Architect

Marissa Gluck in KCET Artbound, June 11, 2013

Maine destination

Laura Beach in The Magazine Antiques, May 6, 2013

Six new reasons to visit Maine

Hilary Nagel in The Boston Globe, April 28, 2013

The Lunder Collection: A gift that will keep on giving

Bob Keys in Portland Press Herald, March 31, 2013

Expansion makes Colby art museum state's largest

Matt Hongoltz-Hettling in Kennebec Journal, March 25, 2013

Colby Set to Open New Art Museum

WGME 13 in WGME 13, March 25, 2013

New Colby art museum nearing completion

Bob Keyes in Portland Press Herald, March 25, 2013

Plan to preserve Langlais property, art takes shape

Bob Keyes in Portland Press Herald, March 12, 2013

Still Water helps Colby turn visitors into makers

Jon Ippolito in Still Water Blog, February 6, 2013

Colby College Museum of Art Opening Date Established

Emily Hooper in Contract Design Magazine, January 2, 2013

Colby museum will showcase American art valued at $100 million

Staff in Lewiston Sun Journal, December 20, 2012

Colby College to open greatly expanded art museum in July 2013

Emily Burnham in Bangor Daily News, December 19, 2012

Ground breaking: A glittering expansion of the Colby College Museum of Art

Bob Keyes in The Portland Press-Herald, September 25, 2011

Colby's summer lineup rates a practically perfect 10.

Daniel Kany in The Portland Press Herald, July 10, 2011

Colby Museum acquires David Smith sculpture.

Carol Vogel in The New York Times, May 12, 2011

Read The Colby Echo article by Esther King '13 on the Joan Whitney Payson Collection.

Esther King in The Colby Echo, March 2, 2011

Read the review of the exhibition Clemens Kalischer: Displaced Persons by Daniel Kany in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

Daniel Kany in Maine Sunday Telegram, February 13, 2011

Read the article about Art At Colby: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art by Bob Keyes, Staff Writer at the Portland Press Herald.

Bob Keyes in Portland Press Herald, August 16, 2009

Watch the interview with Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator of the Colby College Museum, about the recent gift of six Marsden Hartley paintings.

Jennifer Rooks in MPBN: Maine Watch, February 6, 2009

"Of the two exhibitions, the enchanting collages at Colby take prime place, not only because they have never before been presented en bloc, but also because they have a fresh, childlike vision quite unlike the cool, worldly approach of Mr. Katz's work today."

Grace Glueck in The New York Times, September 9, 2005

"The range of work here is staggering, from simple, almost elementary charcoal-like renderings to exuberant digital relief prints."

Bob Keyes on Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences in Maine Sunday Telegram, August 7, 2005

"When all is said and done, Richard Serra's 4-5-6 is a late modernist masterpiece, "Modernism and Abstraction" [a visiting exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian] is a survey course in 20th-century art, and the Colby College Museum of Art is the jewel in the crown of the Maine art scene."

Edgar Allen Beem in Maine Times, September 14, 2000

"As someone who attended a college where a semester spent unraveling the myths depicted by a Renaissance painting seen only in reproduction was considered an ideal use of your time, I envy students at colleges like Colby, who have the chance to experience great art in person, on a daily basis."

Christine Temin in The Boston Globe, September 6, 2000

"The Colby College Museum of Art, founded in 1959, has rapidly become--with three major additions over the last decade--the largest in the state. It houses a deep and varied collection of American art, covering three centuries, in 28,000 square feet of elegant gallery space.... In short, a place that’s going places."

Grace Glueck in The New York Times, September 1, 2000

"The Colby Museum of Art has ... turned what was a modest gallery into one of the best college museums in the country and one of the most extensive art museums in northern New England. Through the years the museum has acquired an outstanding collection and has created striking exhibition spaces. It has succeeded in its dual role as a college museum and as a significant cultural resource for the residents of and visitors to the state of Maine. And it is only beginning to reach its potential."

Reviewed in American Art Review, June 1, 2000

"The Colby collection traces the development of American art and is so diverse that a visit there is like taking an art history course.... In addition to its phenomenal collection, the layout, design and lighting are the best in Maine by far. This is a museum that does not simply welcome visitors, it makes them feel at home."

Reviewed in Bangor Daily News, July 8, 1999