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Forty and lithotints by James McNeill Whistler are currently on display at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The works were created between 1858 and 1896 and depict daily life in the cities of Western Europe. The wide range of subject matter includes bridges, shops and harbors and full-length portraits.
Whistler, an American-born artist, lived in London most of his life and was first renowned for his skills as an etcher and later as a painter. His works present unglorified portrayals of ordinary people and places in accordance with his view of creating “art for art’s sake.” The works are on loan from an anonymous lender.
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.