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...

Green’s photos shown at Portland Art Museum in Oregon

Gary Green’s photographs are included in the Portland Art Museum’s (Portland, Oregon) Recent Photography Acquisitions. The two photographs, from his series “Terrain Vague” are part of a group of eight that the museum acquired in 2016. The exhibition, which runs until July 22 and includes the work of such notable photographers as Robert Adams, Emmet...

Green exhibits photos at Urbanautica Institute

Gary Green’s photographs of the New York music scene from 1976 to 1986 are on exhibit in Italy at the Urbanautica Institute. The Institute, which collaborates with authors and organizations around the world, presents photography through exhibits, books, reviews, workshops, and lectures. In the accompanying text, Green describes this time in New York as unique, saying...

Plesch delivers keynote address at international conference in Brazil

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the Colóquio Internacional: Escrita, som e imagem/VI Jornada Intermídia (International Conference Word, Sound, Image/6th Intermedia Conference), that took place May 9-13, 2017 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her lecture, “The Wall and the Skin: Writing and Rewriting...

Green’s photos of Waterville at Common Street Arts

The “Picturing Waterville” exhibit opens May 24, 2017 at Common Street Arts in downtown Waterville. The exhibit includes contemporary and historical photography, community photo and video projects, downtown walking tours, urban sketching, and pinhole photo workshops. Professor Gary Green’s “Elm City,” a series of Waterville photos, will be displayed as part of this exhibition. ‘Picturing Waterville’...

2017 Senior Art Exhibition opens May 4

Join us for the opening of the 2017 Senior Art Exhibition, featuring work by graduating Studio Art majors and Art minors. The reception will be held on May 4, 4:30-6:30 in the Colby College Museum of Art. The exhibit will run through May 21, 2017.