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.

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Prints of the Modern Era

March 3, 1963 - March 29, 1963

This exhibition is third in a series of print exhibitions shown at the Bixler Art and Music Center. This one presents a selection of fine prints that range in time from the work of Francisco Goya-bridging the 18th and 19th centuries-to the works of artists of the present. In these last two centuries, we find the graphic arts media commanding great energy, interest, and popularity on the part of artists and public. Throughout the periods represented in this exhibition the emphasis is on diversity of intention and product. Notable artists include Goya, Daumier, Gericault, Delacroix, and Blake.

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A selection of prints, drawings and watercolors from the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. D’amico, of Bangor. Included are examples of realists, expressionists and abstractionists from France, Italy, Germany and the U.S. The D’Amicos are benefactors of contemporary art and of Maine artists in particular. The exhibition has works of Vincent Hartgen and Harry Greaver of the University of Maine and Orono, as well as of Francis Hamabe of Blue Hill.

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