Photographs by Green Included in Italian Exhibition

Photographs by Professor of Art Gary Green are included in the exhibition Brevi storie sull’animale strumentale, on view in the gallery Lab 27 in Treviso, Italy. The images come from Green’s forthcoming book, The River is Moving/The Blackbird Must be Flying. Lab 27 is a cultural and exhibition space that encourages dialogue and makes space for discussion, study, training, and...

Sheehan Contributes Essay to New Book on Zealy Daguerreotypes

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to a new book published by Harvard’s Peabody Museum and Aperture, To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (2020). The book focuses on a group of early photographs of Africans and African Americans taken in 1850...

Sheehan responded to questions from Colby Magazine Staff Writer Kardelen Koldas ’15

These Pictures Tell a Story What art history can teach us about race and racism in America Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has taught courses on race and representation throughout her career. She has also published widely in the field. Her latest book, Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor (Penn...

Humanities Lab Spotlight: Museum Practicum—The L.C.Bates Museum

Each semester, the Center for the Arts and Humanities gives grants to support the development of innovative new humanities labs. These labs provide a fresh and engaging way for students to explore the humanities through experiential learning. In this article, we highlight Professor of Art Véronique Plesch (pictured right), and her Humanities Lab AR393 Museum Practicum—The L.C. Bates...

Plesch Humanities Lab Creates Website for L.C. Bates Museum

Colby students in the Humanities Lab AR393 Museum Practicum – The L.C. Bates Museum: History and Collections, taught by Professor Véronique Plesch, have created a new website for the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine. Click here to learn about the history of the museum, take a virtual tour, access informative learning materials, and read research papers on...

The Guardian Runs Story about Green’s New Book

The Guardian ran a story about the new book by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, When Midnight Comes Around. The article, “Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York’s punk scene,” recounts how Green was able to capture the punk and post-punk scene in the late 1970s and early ’80s. “What sets it apart is the sense...

New Book by Green in UK’s The Review, Creative Boom, and Others

The new book When Midnight Comes Around by photographer Gary Green, associate professor of art, was reviewed in the UK publication The Review. “This new book presents a unique vantage point on a place and time whose impact on music and culture cannot be overestimated,” the review said of Green’s book, which contains photos taken by Green of the music and...

Plesch Edits and Contributes to Maine Arts Journal Summer Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, a member of the editorial board for the Maine Arts Journal, wrote the introduction for the summer issue and contributed two essays: “Teaching in a Time of Confinement,” on her experience teaching remotely, and “Plague Art? An Art Historian’s Musings on Pandemics,” on art during the plague. Plesch reports that Colby interns Sabina Garibovic ’22 and...

Plesch and Friedenreich publish in Studies in Iconography

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich have coauthored a paper recently published in the journal Studies in Iconography. Titled “’What is That to Us?’: The Eucharistic Liturgy and the Enemies of Christ in the Beam of the Passion,” the paper “addresses the so-called Beam of the Passion, an early 13th-century...

Plesch holds conversation with artist Abby Shahn on her retrospective at SPEEDWELL

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was in conversation with artist Abby Shahn on the occasion of her retrospective, Abby Shahn—50 Years, at SPEEDWELL projects in Portland, Maine. More than 80 people attended the April 19 Zoom event, which was hosted by SPEEDWELL’s founder/director Jocelyn Lee (aunt of Austin Lee ’20), who was in situ at the gallery, making a...