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Each year, the Colby College Museum of Art offers an array of public programs including lectures, performances, classes, and workshops. All of these events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Evening of Ekphrasis 2014

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Join faculty and students in Colby's Creative Writing Program as they read poetry written in response to artworks in the Museum's galleries. This event is cosponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities as well as the Creative Writing Program.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Community Day: Migrations

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

Join us for art making, tours, gallery games, and snacks, all focused on Colby College's Center for the Arts and Humanities annual theme Migrations. All ages are welcome! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fourth ART21 Screening

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Join the Colby Museum's Student Advisory Board for these special public screenings produced by and screened in collaboration with ART21, Inc., a contemporary art organization serving artists, students, teachers, and the general public. Popcorn and beverages will be served!

 

Artist's Talk: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

7 pmGIVEN AUDITORIUM

Based in New York, Tim Rollins is an artist and educator who works with K.O.S. (Kids of Survival). Rollins and K.O.S. develop work out of critical engagement with texts, an example of which is the Colby Museum's recent acquisition Darkwater (after W. E. B. Du Bois), 2013, acquired in honor of Colby President Emeritus William D. Adams.

Please join Tim Rollins and members of K.O.S. on Thursday, November 13, at 7 pm in Given Auditorium for the Colby Museum's Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Distinguished Lecture.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ethical Photography: Lewis Hine's "Immigrants"

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Laura Saltz, Associate Professor of American Studies, will deliver a Noontime Art talk on Lewis Hine's Immigrants.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Third ART21 Screening

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Join the Colby Museum's Student Advisory Board for these special public screenings produced by and screened in collaboration with ART21, Inc., a contemporary art organization serving artists, students, teachers, and the general public. Popcorn and beverages will be served!

 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Sam Van Aken's "Tree of 40 Fruit"

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Debra Campbell, Professor of Religious Studies, will deliver a Noontime Art talk on Sam Van Aken's Tree of 40 Fruit

Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Artful Halloween: Costume Party at the Colby Museum

6 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Celebrate Halloween this year in artful style: enjoy food, drink, music, and "trick-or-treating" through the Colby Museum's galleries. Art-inspired costumes are encouraged.

 

Horace Vernet, Painter of Modern Life

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Daniel Harkett, Associate Professor of Art History at the Rhode Island School of Design, will deliver a Noontime Art talk on the nineteenth-century artist Horace Vernet. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Remaking the World: the Artist as Environment Builder

7 pmGIVEN AUDITORIUM

Leslie Umberger, Curator of Folk and Self-taught Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will discuss the ways in which Bernard Langlais and other artists engaged in the practice of environment building.  

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Making Faces Workshop

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

First, take a tour of the Museum collection to view interesting depictions of the face in art, then make your very own mask in the Museum's Mirken Education Classroom. This free event is open to all ages, but attendance is limited and preregistration is required. To register, call 207.859.5613.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Second ART21 Screening

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Join the Colby Museum's Student Advisory Board for these special public screenings produced by and screened in collaboration with ART21, Inc., a contemporary art organization serving artists, students, teachers and the general public. Popcorn and beverages will be served!

 

A Militia Parade

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Dana Byrd, Assistant Professor of Art History at Bowdoin College, will deliver a Noontime Art talk, focusing on A Militia Parade, a painting in the Lunder Collection. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Histories of Slavery and Cultural Exchange: Images of the Ramayana Dance-Drama in Thailand and Myanmar

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Byce Beemer, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History, will deliver a Noontime Art talk. 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

First ART21 Screening

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Join the Colby Museum's Student Advisory Board for these special public screenings produced by and screened in collaboration with ART21 Inc., a contemporary art organization serving artists, students, teachers, and the general public. Popcorn and beverages will be served!

Travels of Tea

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Students in Assistant Professor of History and East Asian Studies Elizabeth LaCouture's course Asian Migrations will discuss objects on view in the Davis Curricular Gallery related to the history of tea as it made its way across Asia, Europe, and the Atlantic to Colby.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Migrations of Terry Tempest Williams: Readings and Ruminations

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Please join both the Environmental Studies Program and the Colby College Museum of Art in welcoming Terry Tempest Williams, the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies this year through a special public reading and reception in the Museum's lobby. 

At 7pm, the galleries will open and there will be live music. At 7:30pm, the reading will begin. At 8:30pm there will be a reception and book signing.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Colby College Museum of Art.

For more information, please contact Lia Morris at lmmorris@colby.edu

Thursday, September 25, 2014

From Kiev to Chicago: Gregory Orloff's "At the Movies" and the International Language of Silent Film

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Lauren Lessing, Mirken Curator of Education, will deliver a Noontime Art talk on Gregory Orloff's painting At the Movies.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Student Docent Night

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Come learn about art with students from Colby's Student Docent Program. Free tours will be given every 15 minutes, and a reception will take place in the lobby. Tours leave from the lobby.

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Langlais Art-Making Workshop

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

The Museum invites adults and children of all ages to create works of art inspired by Maine artist Bernard Langlais. This event is free, but attendance is limited. To register, call 207.859.5613.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Curator's Talk: Bernard Langlais

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Hannah Williams Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects and Curator of the Bernard Langlais retrospective exhibition on view through January 4, will deliver a talk on the artist and the exhibition. 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Museum Fall Open House and Artist Lecture by Lois Dodd

5:30 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Join us at the Museum for live music, food and drink, museum tours, and a special lecture by Lois Dodd in conjunction with the exhibition Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision.

5:30 pm: Reception begins in Museum lobby.

6 pm, Davis Gallery: "In Conversation with Lois Dodd."

7 pm, Davis Gallery and Upper/Lower Jette Galleries: "Works of Song and Art," a musical performance by the Maine-based duo, Edith & Bennett.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fourth ART21 Screening

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Join the Colby Museum's Student Advisory Board for these special public screenings produced by and screened in collaboration with ART21, Inc., a contemporary art organization serving artists, students, teachers, and the general public. Popcorn and beverages will be served!

 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Community Day Celebration

4:56 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Please join us at the Colby Museum on Sunday, July 20, from noon to 3pm for our annual summer Community Day Celebration!

There will be art making, ice cream from the Stone Fox Creamery truck, an art-themed scavenger hunt, and tours by the curators of our featured summer exhibitions, Bernard Langlais and Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision.

From 1-2pm, there will be a special live music event, "Works of Song and Art: A Musical Performance by Edith & Bennet." This is a family-friendly concert that will engage visitors directly with works of art in our exhibitions in fun and surprising ways.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you here!