The Museum Is a School

Students in the course African-American Art, taught by Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan, will present original research on a selection of early African-American artworks at the Colby College Museum of Art. Those artworks include a painted portrait by Joshua Johnson, studio photographs by J. P. Ball, a landscape painting by Edward Bannister, works on paper by Henry O. Tanner, and a hand-sewn doll quilt. The students will present new information about these under-studied objects, situate them within existing art-historical narratives, and imagine new ways of writing those narratives. A reception in the museum lobby will follow.

Take Back the Night is a march and story telling event that gives survivors of sexual assault a safe space to share their stories. This is the largest annual event for the Feminist Alliance, and typically brings together hundreds of students to think about how sexual violence manifests itself on our campus. The event will be followed by a debrief in Mary Low Coffee House with counselors from the Health Center, ensuring the safety and well-being of all students involved.

The 7:30-8pm time slot is for students to gather together to prepare for the march in Pulver. Following the gathering, students will march throughout campus and end on Miller Steps, where the storytelling will follow.

A hands-on tutorial and discussion about Qualtrics, the online survey platform now available to everyone at Colby. This is intended primarily for Psychology students conducting research projects, but all are welcome.