Sheehan publishes in new book on before-and-after photos

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan is one of twelve contributors to a new book edited by Jordan Bear and Kate Palmer Albers. Published by Bloomsbury, Before-and-After Photography: Histories and Contexts examines the central position of this photographic genre in a wide range of contexts from the 19th century to the present. Sheehan’s essay, titled “Staging Emancipation:...

Plesch leads alumni tour in Italy and France

In October, Véronique Plesch lead a tour for Colby Alumni in Northern Italy and Southern France. Undiscovered Italy took the participants to a slew of stunning sites, most of which are seldom visited by tourists, and many of which Plesch has written about.  

Wietz lectures in Taiwan

Jette Professor of Art, Ankeney Weitz, presented her lecture, “Zao Wou-Ki’s Synthetic Vision” in Taiwan on September 19, 2017. The lecture was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei, Taiwan.

Beranek’s essay on Govert Flinck featured in new book

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Saskia Beranek, has a newly published essay, “Govert Flinck and the Houses of Orange and Brandenburg: Networks and Influence,” in Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research, ed. Stephanie Dickey (Zwolle: WBooks, 2017) The book accompanies exhibitions currently on view at both the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Amsterdam Museum highlighting the work...

Green participates in exhibit that celebrates Thoreau

Associate Professor Gary Green will show his photographs from Along the Golden Road (2008) and Along the Golden Road, Part II (2017), in a group show organized by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the University of Southern Maine. The exhibition, a celebration of the bicentennial of the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, is titled after a quote...

Plesch publishes essay in Crossing Borders—Appropriations and Collaborations

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch published an essay titled “On Appropriations,” a revised version of the keynote address she delivered June 1, 2016, at the International Word and Image Conference: Crossing Borders—Appropriations and Collaborations (organized by the College of the Holy Cross, the Université Paris-Diderot, and the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon). The essay appears in a special issue...

Plesch delivers keynote at conference in Switzerland

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a keynote address titled “Copies: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” at “La reproduction des images et des textes,” 11e colloque international de l’IAWIS/AIERTI, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, July 10–14, 2017. In her lecture, Plesch considered the remarkably heterogeneous and unstable way in which copies and the practice...

Plesch Concludes Third Term as President of International Association of Word and Image Studies

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch concluded her third term as president of the International Association of Word and Image Studies. At the association’s triennial conference in July in Lausanne, Switzerland, Plesch stepped down from the position she has fulfilled since 2008. She will continue serving on the association’s advisory board. Founded in July 1987, the...

Part-time Positions in Contemporary Art History

The Department of Art sees one to two experienced instructors to teach lecture-based survey courses in contemporary art in Colby’s January term (Jan Plan) and spring semester of 2018. Jan Plan is an intensive four-week session that runs from January 8 to February 1, 2018. Art history courses typically meet 3 days a week for...

Sheehan as guest lecturer at Terra Foundation in Giverny

In July 2017 Associate Professor Tanya Sheehan will serve as a guest lecturer at the Terra Foundation’s summer program in Giverny, France. Founded in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny, France. Sheehan will share her...