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“Art in Bloom,” a daylong exhibition pairing American works of art from the Colby College Museum of Art with floral arrangements designed by members of area garden clubs and local florists, will be on view Thursday, June 6, in the Lunder Wing of the museum in Waterville. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

“Art in Bloom” will include 40 floral arrangements, with each complementing the style and feel of an individual work from the museum’s Lunder Wing. The wing’s 13 galleries showcase works from Colby’s permanent collection that trace the development of American art from the middle of the 18th century through the early 20th century. The event is sponsored by the Central Maine Garden Club and is part of Waterville’s summer bicentennial celebration.

Also on view at the museum are “Drawn From a Family: Contemporary Works on Paper”–an exhibit of watercolors, gouaches, charcoal drawings, collages, ink and pencil drawings and mixed media works drawn exclusively from three collectors within one family–and The Joan Whitney Payson Collection–26 works by world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, including Courbet, Daumier, Monet and Renoir.

Colby museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. For information call 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum.