Since 2009, Colby students have been curating the summer exhibition of contemporary art at the L. C. Bates Museum at Goodwill-Hinckley in nearby Fairfield. Working under the supervision of Professor Véronique Plesch, they receive two academic credits for this year-long curatorial practicum. It involves overseeing all aspects of the preparation for the exhibition–from selecting the artists and the show theme to installing the artwork and organizing public programming.

 

 


List of exhibitions:

2018

On and Off the Wire: Birds in Urban and Natural Landscapes

Jodie Cen ’20 and Emily Carter ’20

 

2017

Maine Wood(s)

Arianna Finger ’19 and Ellis Grubman ’19

 

2016

Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine

Nora Hill ’18 and Francesca Soriano ’16

 

2015

Seasonal Scenes: The Beauty of Rural Maine

Leah C. Bilodau ‘17 and Eleanor S. Ozburn ‘16

 

2014

Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light

Gabriela Johnson ‘14 and Jonah Belk ‘15

 

2013

Gift of the Glacier: The Maine Landscape

Kayla L. Lewkowicz ‘14 and Veronica L. Vesnaver ’15

 

2012

Humanity in Nature

Kristen L. Nassif ’14 and Leilani S C Pao ‘14

 

2011

Drawing from the Collections

Monique Goodin ’12 and Brady Hesslein ’13

 

2010

Bones: A Magnetic Reaction

Margaret Fasel ’12 and Yuri Maruyama ‘12