Susie Thompson

December 6, 1959 - January 5, 1960

Paintings of Susie Wass Thompson, famed watercolor artist from Cape Split, Maine, will be the subject of the first one-man show at Colby College’s new Bixler Art and Music Building. Mrs. Thompson, a great-grandmother in her 70s, did not start painting until 1954, although she has quickly achieved success. The subjects of her paintings are predominantly of the Maine Coast, however, there will be included individual studies of details of nature, namely trees and flowers.  

More »

The Inaugural Exhibition of the Colby Art Collection marks the occasion on which many of our important works of art are brought together under one roof for the first time. The opening coincides with the dedication of the Art and Music Center and the first museum of art at Colby. This exhibition may also be considered the culmination of the first stage of growth of an art collection which we hope will continue to develop in the future as it has in the immediate past. Our primary interest in forming this museum is in its relation to the teaching program of the college.

More »