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.   .

Sheehan wins Terra Foundation Publication Grant

The College Art Association is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. This program, which provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, is made possible by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Among...

Sheehan’s new Global Lab travels to Smithsonian

One of Colby’s first Global Labs funded by DavisConnects, AR/AM458 contributes to the pressing question: What does it mean to study American art in a global context? In March 2018, Professor Tanya Sheehan and her seven students interacted with doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and curators at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. You can read...

Sheehan publishes in new book on before-and-after photos

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan is one of twelve contributors to a new book edited by Jordan Bear and Kate Palmer Albers. Published by Bloomsbury, Before-and-After Photography: Histories and Contexts examines the central position of this photographic genre in a wide range of contexts from the 19th century to the present. Sheehan’s essay, titled “Staging Emancipation:...

Plesch leads alumni tour in Italy and France

In October, Véronique Plesch lead a tour for Colby Alumni in Northern Italy and Southern France. Undiscovered Italy took the participants to a slew of stunning sites, most of which are seldom visited by tourists, and many of which Plesch has written about.  

Weitz lectures in Taiwan

Jette Professor of Art, Ankeney Weitz, presented her lecture, “Zao Wou-Ki’s Synthetic Vision” in Taiwan on September 19, 2017. The lecture was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei, Taiwan.