Plesch Delivers Plenary Lecture at the University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Véronique Plesch, professor of art, was invited to deliver a plenary lecture titled Grafitis y comunidades emocionales (siglos XVI-XVIII) at the 11th conference on the History of Written Culture “Scripta in itinere. Discourse, Practice, and Use of Writing in Public Spaces (16th-21st Centuries),” at the University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, June 18-20.  

Plesch Organizes Session at CAA Annual Conference; Conducts Review of Trinity College’s Art History Program

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was active off campus during the spring semester. On Feb. 15 she was the organizer, chair, and respondent of the session “Beyond the Mirror: Specularity and Its Uses” at the 107th CAA Annual Conference in New York City. And in April she was invited to conduct a review of Trinity College’s Art History Program, which she undertook...

Plesch Delivered Public Lecture at Bates College

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a public lecture at Bates College May 15. Her lecture, “’Desiring Italy’ and Taking Her Home,” took place in the context of the short-term course “Desiring Italy,” taught by Rebecca Corrie, the Phillips Professor of Art and Visual Culture.

Sheehan coauthors Smithsonian book on African American Photography

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan coauthored the latest installment in the Smithsonian’s “Double Exposure” book series. Pictures with Purpose: Early African American Photography (2019) examines photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Sheehan’s contribution to the book focuses on vernacular, or everyday, photos and what they can tell us about the African...


Please join us for the 2019 Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception on May 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the William D. Adams Gallery at the Colby College Museum of Art. The exhibition is on view through May 26. Poster design by Keenan Boscoe ’19.  

Sheehan Elected to American Antiquarian Society

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan has been elected to the membership of the American Antiquarian Society. AAS members—who currently number over one thousand individuals around the world—are elected by their colleagues in recognition of their eminent works of scholarship, artistic endeavors, or public engagement in pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. Members include scholars, educators, publishers, collectors,...

Sheehan Presents New Work at AAH Conference, UK

Associate Professor Tanya Sheehan delivered a paper in a session titled “Artistry in the Spaces of Medicine” at the 2019 Association for Art History Conference held in Brighton, UK. Sheehan presented her new research on modernism and medicine, focusing on the work of African American artists Charles Alston and Jacob Lawrence from the 1930s to...

Sperling’s AR244 Moving Images: Magic Lanterns to Virtual Reality course featured on Colby’s Instagram

Colby featured Juliet Sperling’s course “Moving Images: Magic Lanterns to Virtual Reality” on instagram. The class visited Special Collections in Miller Library to explore and analyze examples of movable books across different genres and time periods. Movable books are a literacy toy where reading words and looking at pictures becomes a game. Using examples on loan...

Borthwick One of 23 Artists at deCordova New England Biennial 2019 – Opens Friday, April 5

Work by Bradley Borthwick, assistant professor of art, will be included in the deCordova New England Biennial 2019 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. Borthwick, a sculptor, will represent Maine with three other Maine artists, along with the remainder of chosen artists from remaining New England states. A press release from the museum...

Plesch Organizes, Chairs Session at College Art Association Annual Conference

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “Beyond the Mirror: Specularity and Its Uses” at the 107th College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, Feb. 15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies, and Plesch also presented a response to the four papers in the panel.