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...

President Mary Hawkes-Greene of Burren College of Art invited to speak at Colby

Mary Hawkes-Greene, president of Burren College of Art will be visiting on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to give a presentation. Burren College of Art is a small, independent art college located in rural County Clare, Ireland. Their undergraduate programs consist of Individual Study Abroad students coming from over 40 partnering US colleges and universities for 1-2...

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,...