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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.
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

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.

 

Noontime Concert

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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.

 

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.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lynn Hannum and Beth Finch: Noontime Art Talk

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Lynn Hannum, Associate Professor of Biology, and Elizabeth Finch, Lunder Curator of American Art, will present a joint Noontime Art Talk based on Terry Winters's "Fourteen Etchings."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Timothy McDowell: Printmaker Lecture

4:30 pmBIXLER

 The Colby Art Department welcomes Timothy McDowell, Professor of Studio Art at Connecticut College, who will present a lecture on printmaking.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

NEA 4 at Colby College: Holly Hughes Performs "Sapphic Sampler Platter"

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

Holly Hughes is a member of the NEA 4, a provocative quartet of artists who will perform, visit classes, lead workshops, and speak on censorship, society and the arts. Sapphic Sampler Platter is an original performance art piece written by Hughes and inspired by personal experience.

This event is organized by the Colby Theater and Dance Department. The performance will take place in the East gallery of the Paul J. Schupf wing for the Works of Alex Katz.

Justin McCann: Noontime Art Talk

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Justin McCann, the Lunder Fellow for Whistler Studies, will present his Noontime Art Talk "Whistler and the Art of Travel."

 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Andrea Modica: Photography Lecture

7 pmOLIN 1

The Colby Art Department welcomes Andrea Modica, Professor of Photography at Drexel University, who will provide a lecture on the medium.

 

Elizabeth LaCouture: Noontime Art Talk

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Elizabeth LaCouture, Colby Assistant Professor of History and East Asian Studies, will present her Noontime Art Talk "Women's Spaces, Places and Objects in China," focusing on works in the current exhibition "Spaces & Places."

 

Monday, March 03, 2014

Film Screening: The Square

7 pmOFF-CAMPUS (SEE DESCRIPTION)

A compelling inside look at the cascading series of revolutions and counter-revolutions that have shaken Egypt since the beginning of 2011, "The Square" is riveting, crucial, thrilled history captured in a way that's rarely been this immediate. 

Cosponsored by the Museum, the Cinema Studies and Global Studies Programs, and the History Department.

This screening is free and will take place at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville at 7pm.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ahmed Abdalla: Noontime Art Talk

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Ahmed Abdalla, artist a co-curator of "Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo" will present a noontime art talk on the exhibition. 

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Charles Butcosk: Noontime Art Talk

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Charles Butcosk, Doctoral Candidate at Princeton University, will present his Noontime Art Talk, "'First the Gullet': George Grosz Paints a Restaurant."

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Seth Thayer: Noontime Art Talk

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 Seth Thayer, President of American Arts Consulting, LLC, will present his Noontime Art Talk "The Iconography of American Weathervanes."

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Be Our Valentine" Celebration and Museum Open House

6 pmMUSEUM OF ART

 Please join the Colby College Museum of Art for a Valentine's Day extravaganza with friends--or that special someone. Food, drinks, and live music (think: love songs) will be provided as well as other entertainment, including a self-guided, love-inspired scavenger hunt through the galleries and a valentine-making workshop.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kim Besio: Noontime Art Talk

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 Kim Besio, Ziskind Professor of East Asian Studies, will present her Noontime Art Talk '"Spaces & Places and the Novel 'Story of the Stone.'"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lecture: Jessica Winegar, Arts and Revolution in Egypt

7 pmDIAMOND BUILDING

Jessica Winegar, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, is the author of "Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt." She has worked with many of the artists in the "Histories of Now" exhibition. 

This lecture is sponsored by the Goldfarb Center.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Rian Kerrane: Sculpture Lecture

4 pmGIVEN AUDITORIUM

The Colby Art Department welcomes Rian Kerrane, Associate Professor and Area Head for the Sculpture Program at the University of Colorado, Denver, who will provide a lecture on the medium.

 

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Art to Heart: Valentine Printmaking Workshop 2014

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

Learn about prints and the variety of patterns they contain at the Museum, and then create stamps you can use to print your own valentine cards in our Mirken Education Center.

 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Chinese New Year Family Day

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

Please join us to celebrate the Year of the Horse with tours on the hour of the exhibition "Spaces and Places: Chinese Art from the Lunder-Colville Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston." There will be games, stories, and art-making, as well as traditional Chinese treats.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kim Besio: Noontime Art Talk

noonMUSEUM OF ART

 Kim Besio, Ziskind Professor of East Asian Studies, will present her Noontime Art Talk '"Spaces & Places and the Novel 'Story of the Stone.'"

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Holiday Card-Making Workshop

10 amOTHER

Common Street Arts and the Colby College Museum of Art invite adults and children of all ages to drop in and make holiday cards using printmaking, watercolor, and stenciling. This free workshop is open to all ages, but attendance is limited and preregistration is required. To register, call 207.859.5613.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fall Family Day

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

 Please join us for our second annual Family Day with tours of the Museum on the hour and art-making activities. All activities are free and open to the public. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sex in Art

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Delivered by Veronique Plesch, Professor of Art at Colby College. 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Civil War and its Echoes

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Delivered by Elizabeth Leonard, the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History.  

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Thomas Le Clear and Thomas Hovenden: Picturing African-Americans After Emancipation

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Delivered by Tanya Sheehan, Associate Professor of Art at Colby College. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Masquerade Party

7 pmMUSEUM OF ART

 Enjoy food, drink, and live music. Prizes awarded to those wearing the best original, art-inspired costumes. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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 head over to Common Street Arts to make your very own mask. This free event is open to all ages, but attendance is limited and preregistration is required. To register, call 207.859.5613.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Arthur Dove's Broom

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 Delivered by Diana Tuite, Katz Curator at the Colby College Museum of Art.