Calendar of Public Programs/ Events Public Programs/Events
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 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.

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 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.

 

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!

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!

 

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.

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.  

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.

 

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!

 

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.

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 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, December 13, 2014

Holiday Card-Making Workshop 2014

10 amMUSEUM OF ART

The Colby College Museum of Art invites 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.