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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, 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!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Dance Works in Response to "Histories of Now"

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Choreographed and performed by students in Amanda Hamp's Collaborative Company course. A reception follows.

 

John P. Turner: Noontime Art Talk

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John P. Turner, Associate Professor of History, will present a Noontime Art Talk on the exhibition "Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo."

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sarah Keller: Noontime Art Talk

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Sarah Keller, Assistant Professor of English, in conjunction with the Women and Film Symposium, will present her Noontime Art Talk "Dream Images: Su Friedrich's Gently Down the Stream."

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Egg-sploring Art 2014

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

 A scavenger hunt at the Museum is followed by an egg-decorating workshop in our Mirken Education Center.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Sascha Scott, "Seeing Strange: Ernest Blumenschein's Indian Paintings"

7 pmGIVEN AUDITORIUM

Focusing on paintings of Pueblo Indians by Taos Society artist Ernest L. Blumenschein, Sascha Scott, Assistant Professor of Art History at Syracuse University, explores the strange mixture of art and Indian politics between the two World Wars.

 

Dismantling Ceremony: Losang Samten

4 pmMUSEUM OF ART

As part of his process, Losang Samten will ceremonially dismantle the Amitabha Mandala in the Museum lobby.

 

Poems in Response to Losang Samten

1 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Written and read by students in Professor Peter Harris's course Poetry Writing II.

 

Noontime Concert: Nicolas Alberto Dosman, Voice and Yuri Funahashi, Piano

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Nicolas Alberto Dosman, Director of the Colby College Chorale and instructor of vocal studies, and Assistant Professor of Music Yuri Funahashi, will perform Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann.

 

Noontime Concert

noonMUSEUM OF ART

Nicolas Alberto Dosman, Director of the Colby College Chorale and instructor of vocal studies, and Assistant Professor of Music Yuri Funahashi, will perform Dichterliebe by Robert Schumann.

 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Reflections on the Sacred Sand Mandala: A Talk by Losang Samten

7 pmTBA (TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Losang Samten will discuss the art of the sand mandala.

 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Guided Meditation by Losang Samten

3 pmMUSEUM OF ART

This will be the fourth visit of the Venerable Losang Samten, renowned Tibetan scholar and sand mandala artist. During his stay, Samten will create the Amitabha Mandala in the lobby during museum hours. His residency will take place from April 1 to April 9.

On Sunday April 6 at 3 pm Samten will provide a guided meditation in the East Gallery of the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz. Chairs will be provided; feel free to also bring your own meditation pillow.