Harkett publishes essay in Why Art Museums?

  Associate Professor of Art Daniel Harkett has published an essay on the innovative German curator and museum director Alexander Dorner. Harkett explores Dorner’s transformative plans for the museum at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1930s and the resistance Dorner encountered from the local elite. The essay, “Tea vs. Beer: Class, Ethnicity,...

Mitchell exhibits new work at Speedwell Projects, Portland

Associate Professor of Art Garry Mitchell has always been fascinated by maps. Through various elements of design, from typography to color theory to data visualization, they beautifully capture complex notions about space, scale, typography, politics, and much more. In a new body of work on exhibit at Speedwell Projects, Mitchell uses maps as a conceptual...

Lilleston exhibits at Artlink Gallery

Faculty Fellow in print and digital media, Amanda Lilleston, has a solo exhibition of prints at Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her exhibition, titled Anatomica Liminalis, will be on view from May 18 through June 22, 2018. The work in the show depicts a long and evolving relationship with human anatomy, physiology and ecology. Using drawing,...

Sheehan edits new book on photography and migration

Associate Professor Tanya Sheehan has edited a new collection of essays that thinks through photography’s long and complex relationship to human migration in the context of unprecedented dislocation and a global refugee crisis. Published by Routledge, Photography and Migration places into conversation media images and other photographs from diverse national, regional, and local contexts. Developed across thirteen...

Harkett’s students write Lantern posts about artists in the Senior Exhibition

In a series of posts for the Colby College Museum of Art’s Lantern blog, students from Daniel Harkett’s Writing Art Criticism class share perspectives on the artists included in this year’s Senior Exhibition. The same students also wrote essays that appear in the catalog for the exhibition, along with statements by the artists themselves.

Sheehan appointed distinguished scholar and director of research at Lunder Institute

Tanya Sheehan, currently associate professor of art and chair of the art department, has been named distinguished scholar and director of research at the Lunder Institute for American Art. In this new role, which begins in September 2019, Tanya will connect the American art curriculum at Colby with scholarship in the field of American art well beyond...

Ameri co-edits new book on seals in the ancient world

Assistant Professor Marta Ameri is a co-editor of the newly released book, Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World. The book was published in May 2018 by Cambridge University Press. The volume will serve as an essential resource for scholars, students, and others interested in glyptic studies, seal production and use, and sealing practices in...

Juliet Sperling joining Art faculty in fall 2018

The Art Department is thrilled to announce that Juliet Sperling will be joining the Colby faculty in the fall of 2018! She will hold a three-year position in Art, teaching a variety of courses in American art history. Completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania this spring, Ms. Sperling studies American material and...

NEW fall 2018 Art course: Facing America!

AR216 Facing America: Race and Representation, 1492 to the Present    Four credit hours. Professor Juliet Sperling This course explores how visual culture has shaped ideas of racial difference in North America, from circa 1492 to the present. Focusing on representations of bodies, we will examine prints, paintings, performances, films, and photographs that contributed to...

Green’s photo on cover of T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green has a photograph featured on the cover of the latest New York Times T Magazine. Green’s photograph of the early rap group RunDMC is featured on one of seven covers produced for this special edition on early 1980s culture in New York City.   .