The first artwork to appear in the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is now complete. It is the conceptual work entitled Wall Drawing #559 by Sol LeWitt. This wall drawing consists of 12-inch wide alternating arcs in yellow, red, and blue that begin at the upper right corner of the Pavilion's east wall and gradually expand to create a lively pattern of color and form.
This time-lapse video documents the construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, a 26,000-square-foot addition to the Colby College Museum of Art, from the groundbreaking on October 21, 2011, to the completed installation, in March 2013, of Wall Drawing #559 by Sol LeWitt, a major, site-specific work on loan from the Estate of Sol LeWitt, which is visible through the glass wall of the three-story façade.
On February 20, 2013, Elizabeth A. Spear, the Colby College Museum of Art Anne Lunder-Leland Fellow in Curatorial Practice, gave a Noontime Art Talk at the Colby College Museum of Art entitled "Painting the Pueblos: Taos Society Artists in the Lunder Collection."
Established in 2011, the Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members of the Colby College community to select and arrange artworks from the Colby Museum’s permanent collection. For Rediscoveries 4, guest curator Sarah Keller, assistant professor of English, took the 2012–13 Humanities Theme “Comedy, Seriously” as her frame of reference.
On November 14, 2012, Véronique Plesch, Professor of Art at Colby College, gave a Noontime Art Talk at the Colby College Museum of Art about the exhibition Hidden Histories: A Project by Maggie Libby entitled "Colby's 'Herstory': Maggie Libby's Hidden Histories."
On November 7, 2012, Steve Evans, Director of the National Poetry Foundation, coordinator of the New Writing Series, and Professor of poetry and poetics at the University of Maine, gave a Noontime Art Talk at the Colby College Museum of Art entitled "People of the World: Relax! Summering with Joe Brainard and Alex Katz."
On September 20, 2012, James R. Fleming, Professor and Director of the Science, Technology, Society Program gave a Noontime Art Talk at the Colby College Museum of Art entitled "Skyscapes and Anti-Skyscapes."
On April 11, 2012, Hollis Griffin, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies gave a Noontime Art Talk at the Colby College Museum of Art about the video art of Dara Birnbaum entitled "I Was Wonder Woman: On the Video Art of Dara Birnbaum."
On March 28, 2012, Man Xu, a Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies and History gave a Noontime Art Talk at the Colby College Museum of Art entitled "Exploring a Chinese Official Appointment Scroll."