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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, 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

noonMUSEUM OF ART

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

noonMUSEUM OF ART

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

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: 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.

 

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

noonMUSEUM OF ART

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

noonMUSEUM OF ART

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

noonMUSEUM OF ART

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.