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The Colby College Museum of Art is expanding its photography collection, and a major exhibition of photographs from Colby’s collection and an important private collection is now on display. Photography at Colby: Recent Acquisitions and the Promised Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William Tsiaras ’68 features more than 40 photographs from the Tsiaras’s collection and others that Colby acquired in response to their gifts to the museum. The exhibit remains on view through February 13, 2005.

Photography at Colby provides an opportunity to view photographic works from the early 20th century to the present. From the modernist work of Paul Strand to the recent conceptual work of Nikki S. Lee, the exhibition explores a variety of photographic practices. “It’s a burgeoning collection,” said Sharon Corwin, the museum’s Lunder Curator of American Art. “This exhibition demonstrates the museum’s commitment to photography.”

The promised gift from Colby alumni Dr. William Tsiaras ’68 and Nancy Meyer Tsiaras ’68 includes works by Harry Callahan, Lauren Greenfield, Diana Michner, Robert Polidori, Aaron Siskind, William Wegman and Garry Winogrand. In response to the gift, Colby has acquired complementary works by Paul Strand, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Scott Peterman, Chuck Close and Rudy Burckhardt, among others.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum/.
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