Last semester two students interveiwed Veronique Plesch for projects in classes, involving videos modern technologies in art museums and the art of tattooing.

The first one by Howie Gao ’22  for WP115, First-Year Writing: Writing about Writing, taught by Meghan Lynne Hancock. The Modern Technologies in Art Museums  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FHm8JA9-lA91J9JbBFkvhsi0QmxfUIEI  And the second by Hannah Southwick ’21 for CI248 Digital Publishing: Telling Stories Online,  taught by Erin E. Murphy. Inked Insights: A journey through the introspective art of tattooing https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=0dd8656b95ea4f46b7dce05c3e66fbae

Sheehan publishes article on Colby Museum painting by Thomas Le Clear

Tanya Sheehan (William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art) has published an article in the journal Panorama on Thomas Le Clear’s High, Jack, Game. This genre painting depicts two Irish newspaper boys engrossed in a card game called Seven Up as an African American whitewasher dressed in a mismatched military uniform observes their play. Sheehan’s article follows the...

Sheehan publishes new book on race and photographic humor

In her new book, Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor (Penn State Press, 2018), Tanya Sheehan (William R. Kenan Jr. associate professor of Art) explores how photographic humor was used in the United States and transnationally to express evolving ideas about race, black emancipation, and civil rights. Sheehan employs a trove of understudied materials to write a...

Film Screening: Boom for Real / White Walls Say Nothing – November 15 at 7:15 p.m.

Railroad Square Cinema November 15, 2018 at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free! A double feature of recent documentaries about contemporary art, street graffiti, and the connections between them, screened in conjunction with Colby’s Art Department course AR474, Graffiti, Past and Present. Professor of Art Véronique Plesch will give a brief introduction. Boom For Real: The...

Sperling speaks at Association of Historians of American Art Symposium in Minneapolis

Faculty Fellow in American Art Juliet Sperling presented research at the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) Fifth Biennial Symposium in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Sperling’s talk, “David Claypoole Johnston and the Art of Interrupted Circulation,” explored how nineteenth-century American printmakers dealt with financial crisis through the material formats of their art.

Plesch publishes essay in the fall issue of the Maine Arts Journal

Véronique Plesch, professor of art, has an essay in the fall issue of the Maine Arts Journal, “Birds of a Feather: Waldman-Plesch+Plesch-Waldman Discuss the Beginnings of Their Collaboration and Their Dialogue with the History of Museums,” as part of the art collective Waldman-Plesch+Plesch-Waldman (with Louis Alexander Waldman). The publication deals with an installation currently on view at the...

Plesch has one of her early modern graffiti photos in exhibition

Véronique Plesch, professor of art, has one of her photos of early modern graffiti in an interactive database map of world graffiti at the exhibition “Sur les murs, Histoire(s) de graffitis,” organized by the Centre des monuments nationaux, château de Vincennes through Nov. 11, 2018. The database will be available after the exhibition ends.  

The Department of Art presents a lecture by Luc Sante

“The Genius of the System” October 11, 2018 Olin 1 at 5 p.m. “The Genius of the System” concerns the vernacular tradition in American photography. It proposes that regional photographers in the twentieth century, far outside the discussions occurring in major cities, were experimenting with the medium in often radical ways. Many of these photographers...