Maine and its Artists: The Colby College Sesquicentennial Exhibition

May 6, 1963 - September 1, 1963

To celebrate its sesquicentennial, Colby College presents an extensive exhibition to show the role of Maine in American art. This exhibition relates the American experience beginning in the Revolutionary days, reflecting on social patterns, Colonial self-realization, an illustration of folkways, life in villages and rural reaches, and a record of 2,500 miles of Atlantic seacoast. The earliest examples are portraits, including some by noted artists such as Copley and Robert Feke. Folk landscapes are also presented. Major painters like Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson are presented. After opening to much critical acclaim and attracting national interest, the exhibition will travel to New York City, where it will be displayed at the Whitney Museum.