Nowhere but Here: Art from the Alex Katz Foundation, presents more than 40 modern and contemporary works given to the Colby College Museum of Art by the Alex Katz Foundation. Included in the exhibition are dynamic abstractions by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, and Elizabeth Murray, which appear in the context of contemporary portraiture by Tanyth Berkeley, Ben Pier, Chantal Joffe, and Elizabeth Peyton, as well as a video by Dara Friedman.More »
Prepared by Frederick Fisher and Partners, Process & Placeexplores the contextual, collaborative, and place-envisioning process by which the Los Angeles-based architecture firm arrived at the design of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, a newly completed, 26,000-square-foot addition to the Colby College Museum of Art. The exhibition consists of source imagery dedicated to the core concepts that guided the Pavilion’s development. It also includes a time-lapse video documenting the construction, renderings of the Museum’s master plan, and information on the Pavilion’s sustainable design strategies.More »
In 2007 Peter and Paula Lunder, longtime benefactors of Colby College, promised their collection of more than 500 works of art to the Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College, installed in the new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion and the Lunder Wing, commemorates the formal transfer of this extraordinary gift to Colby. The exhibition presents more than 280 works from the Lunder Collection and showcases the collection’s strengths in 19th and 20th-century American and contemporary art. On view will be paintings and works on paper by American masters George Caleb Bingham, George Catlin, John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O’Keeffe, sculptures by Augustus Saint Gaudens, Frederick Remington, Paul Manship, Elie Nadelman, and Alexander Calder, and important contemporary works by Romare Bearden, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, John Chamberlain, Jenny Holzer, and Maya Lin. The exhibition also includes more than 30 prints and paintings by James McNeill Whistler. These works are drawn from the Lunder Collection’s deep Whistler holdings, which comprise the largest single collection of work by this pivotal artist to be given to an American academic museum to date. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated book of collection highlights, with essays by noted curators and art historians.More »
The Annual Senior Art Exhibition brings together work by Colby seniors who have completed extensive work in their media. The 2013 Senior Exhibition will be held at Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. For more information, see: http://commonstreetarts.com/
Featured artists: Jake Barton, Monica Davis, Lauren De Camilla, Lexi DeConti, Arran Dindorf, Pasquale Eckert, Sarah Fensore, Pete Gabranski, Molly Hodson, Cassie Huang, Nate Krump, and Jessa SteinmanMore »
Curated by Sarah Keller, Assistant Professor, English
The comic rarely exists without reference to something simultaneously more sedate. Diverse uses of comedy may throw into relief difficult ideas expressed through art: it can fixate on the grotesque, moderate the tragic, or playfully bathe somber themes in bathos. Rediscoveries 4 takes up Colby College’s 2012-13 humanities theme, “Comedy, Seriously,” to survey artworks that engage comedy and seriousness at once, exploring the nature of the ideas conveyed through their productive relationship.
The Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members from the Colby College community to select and arrange artwork from the permanent collection.More »