Sheehan named William R. Kenan, Jr. Associate Professor of Art

Tanya Sheehan, an accomplished scholar of American art and visual culture from the nineteenth century to the present, has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art. Professor Sheehan is an expert in the history of photography and the representation of race in American art. She is the author or editor of...

Plesch lecture for the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a lecture via Skype, “Words, Images, and Materiality in Early Performance,” on December 20, 2016. Her audience was the Advanced Studies in the Materialities of Literature Ph.D. Program at the School of Arts and Humanities and the Centre for Portuguese Literature, University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the...

Picasso in the classroom

On December 8, 2016, in the Colby College Museum of Art, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and the students in the seminar “Picasso’s Suite Vollard and Its Contexts” discussed the artist’s work and their experiences interacting with the etchings in this extraordinary series. This photograph features in the five students who presented their research, from left to right: Arianna...

Weitz and Walt co-organize Zao-Wou Ki symposium

Asian Abstractions/Global Contexts, a symposium on the legacy of Zao Wou-ki and other East Asian Diasporic artists on 20th Century Art will take place at the Asia Society in New York, November 18, 2017. The symposium was co-organized with Colby College Museum of Art, Dr. Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jetté Professor of...

Green’s After Morandi featured at Paris Photo

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green‘s new book, After Morandi, will be featured at several events at this year’s Paris Photo. The festival, which draws more than 60,000 visitors each year, features fine art photography from around the world. Professor Green’s book was described by critic and publisher Steve Bisson as “The result of an artistic pilgrimage...

Borthwick installs sculpture in Scotland

Assistant Professor of Art Bradley Borthwick installed site-specific sculpture at Borthwick Castle, Scotland in September 2016. Borthwick received funding from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Humanities Division at Colby to fabricate and install his new project, Flodden: The Mote of Locherwart. This work investigates the history of the landscape surrounding Borthwick castle and his own family...

Sheehan edits Grove Art Guide to Photography

In October 2016, Oxford University Press will publish the first edition of the Grove Art Guide to Photography, edited by Tanya Sheehan (Associate Professor and Chair of Art). A field guide for students, instructors, and scholars, the Grove Art Guide to Photography provides a thorough overview of photography’s history, from the early 19th century to the present. This wide-ranging...