Plesch Contributes to Podcast Series “Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our Time”

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has recorded a conversation as part of the podcast series “Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time,” produced by members of the Dante Society of America in collaboration with the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Department of Italian Studies at New York University. Plesch’s conversation with Binghamton University’s Olivia Holmes is now available online. “Canto per Canto” was conceived...

Summer and Fall Issues of the Maine Arts Journal – Articles by Editor Véronique Plesch and by Maggie Libby

The Fall 2020 issue of the Maine Arts Journal contains articles by two members of the Colby community. Professor of Art Véronique Plesch (one of the journal’s editors) wrote the introduction to the issue—Where Are We? You Are Here/Now—as well as the article “Conversation with Abby Shahn.” Artist Maggie Libby ’81, Colby’s curator of digital discovery and engagement, also has an essay in...

Photographs by Green Included in Italian Exhibition

Photographs by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green are included in the exhibition Brevi storie sull’animale strumentale, on view in the gallery Lab 27 in Treviso, Italy. The images come from Green’s forthcoming book, The River is Moving/The Blackbird Must be Flying. Lab 27 is a cultural and exhibition space that encourages dialogue and makes space for discussion, study, training,...

Sheehan Contributes Essay to New Book on Zealy Daguerreotypes

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to a new book published by Harvard’s Peabody Museum and Aperture, To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (2020). The book focuses on a group of early photographs of Africans and African Americans taken in 1850...

Sheehan talks about new book on race and visual humor with Colby Magazine

These Pictures Tell a Story What art history can teach us about race and racism in America Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has taught courses on race and representation throughout her career. She has also published widely in the field. Her latest book, Study in Black and White: Photography, Race, Humor (Penn...

Humanities Lab Spotlight: Museum Practicum—The L.C.Bates Museum

Each semester, the Center for the Arts and Humanities gives grants to support the development of innovative new humanities labs. These labs provide a fresh and engaging way for students to explore the humanities through experiential learning. In this article, we highlight Professor of Art Véronique Plesch (pictured right), and her Humanities Lab AR393 Museum Practicum—The L.C. Bates...

Plesch Humanities Lab Creates Website for L.C. Bates Museum

Colby students in the Humanities Lab AR393 Museum Practicum – The L.C. Bates Museum: History and Collections, taught by Professor Véronique Plesch, have created a new website for the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine. Click here to learn about the history of the museum, take a virtual tour, access informative learning materials, and read research papers on...

The Guardian Runs Story about Green’s New Book

The Guardian ran a story about the new book by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green, When Midnight Comes Around. The article, “Trash, leather, sleaze: how Gary Green shot New York’s punk scene,” recounts how Green was able to capture the punk and post-punk scene in the late 1970s and early ’80s. “What sets it apart is the sense...

New Book by Green in UK’s The Review, Creative Boom, and Others

The new book When Midnight Comes Around by photographer Gary Green, associate professor of art, was reviewed in the UK publication The Review. “This new book presents a unique vantage point on a place and time whose impact on music and culture cannot be overestimated,” the review said of Green’s book, which contains photos taken by Green of the music and...