On Monday, May 3, 2021, Colby students Helen Bennett ‘22 and Cal Waichler ‘21 reflected on their year working on the What Is Missing? project with Lunder Institute senior fellow Maya Lin and her team of researchers. Bennett and Waichler discussed their experiences building a Maine environmental history timeline and translating that research into an installation for the Arts Collaborative. Designed to be interdisciplinary and collaborative at its foundation, the Lunder-Buck Internship Program is a partnership between the Lunder Institute for American Art and the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment.
This conversation was introduced by Gail Carlson, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment, and moderated by Jessamine Batario, Linde Family Foundation Curator of Academic Engagement, Colby College Museum of Art.
Featured image: Jeremy Frey, Color in Winter, 2019. Black ash, sweetgrass, birchbark, porcupine quills, dye, 16 x 12 x 12 in. (41 x 30 x 30 cm). Museum purchase from the Bruce C. Drouin ’74 and Janet L. Hansen ’75 Maine Art Endowed Fund and Friends of Art; 2019.026.