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.

Beranek’s essay on Govert Flinck featured in new book

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Saskia Beranek, has a newly published essay, “Govert Flinck and the Houses of Orange and Brandenburg: Networks and Influence,” in Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research, ed. Stephanie Dickey (Zwolle: WBooks, 2017) The book accompanies exhibitions currently on view at both the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Amsterdam Museum highlighting the work...

Green participates in exhibit that celebrates Thoreau

Associate Professor Gary Green will show his photographs from Along the Golden Road (2008) and Along the Golden Road, Part II (2017), in a group show organized by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the University of Southern Maine. The exhibition, a celebration of the bicentennial of the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, is titled after a quote...

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...