Research articles by Lauren Lessing (Mirken Curator of Education, Colby College Museum of Art) and Tanya Sheehan (Associate Professor of Art) appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the journal American Art, published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lessing’s essay, “Theatrical Mayhem in Junius Brutus Stearns’s Hannah Duston Killing the Indians” focuses on a 19th-century genre painting at the Colby College Museum of Art. Sheehan also discusses an artwork in Colby’s collection (Jacob Lawrence’s Often Three Families Share One Toilet) in “Confronting Taboo: Photography and the Art of Jacob Lawrence.” The museum will celebrate their publications with gallery talks by Lessing and Sheehan on January 9, 2015, 12-1pm.

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