Colby’s announcement that artist Theaster Gates has been named the first distinguished visiting artist and director of artist initiatives at the Colby Museum of Art’s new Lunder Institute for American Art garnered media attention nationwide. Here is a list of the publications that covered the announcement:

New York Times (online April 4 / in print April 5)
Peter Libbey | Theaster Gates Joins Colby College’s Lunder Institute for American Art

Portland Press Herald (online April 4)
Bob Keyes | Colby College appoints artist Theaster Gates to new three-year residency

Boston Globe (online April 5 / in print April 6)
Mark Shanahan | Celebrated artist Theaster Gates joins Colby College’s Lunder Institute for American Art

Artforum (April 5)
News | Theaster Gates Joins Colby College’s Lunder Institute for American Art

Apollo | The International Art Magazine (UK) (April 5)
Theaster Gates named inaugural visiting artist at Maine’s Lunder Institute

ArtNews Daily (April 6)
Frick Expansion Edition

artnet news (April 5)

D Magazine (April 5)
Lindsay Knecht | Things to do 

Social Life Chicago (April 5)
Bolaji Sosan | Today’s 7 after 7 for top news, fashion and entertainment headlines

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (April 6)
Two African American Men In New Faculty Posts in Higher Education

Culture Type (April 9)
Victoria L. Valentine | The Week in African American Art

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