Entries by Jaime McLeod

Dread Scott: The Art of Liberation

Presented by the Colby Museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art Dread Scott imagines a world free of oppression and exploitation, with resistance and liberation at the forefront. During this talk, the artist will present a range of work from the past 30 years that addresses themes of American identity and patriotism, including the criminalization of […]

The Lunder Institute is Hiring!

Attention current Colby College students—the Lunder Institute for American Art at the Colby College Museum of Art is seeking applicants for the following paid student internships: Student Organizer for Senior Fellow Dread Scott The Lunder Institute for American Art (LIAA) seeks one student to serve as intern to artist and Lunder Institute Senior Fellow Dread […]

Meet Our Fall 2021 Residential Fellows

In September, two new residential fellows—Julia Arredondo and E. Saffronia Downing—will join continuing residential fellows Adriane Herman and Veronica Perez at the Lunder Institute through December 2021. Established earlier this year, Lunder Institute residential fellowships provide artists with spacious studios as well as opportunities for collaboration with Colby College faculty, students, and staff, the Waterville […]

2021–22 Research Fellows: Art of the American Southwest

The Lunder Institute for American Art is pleased to announce its 2021–22 Research Fellowship program on the Art of the American Southwest. Led by Distinguished Scholar Jessica L. Horton, the 2021–22 cohort of research fellows will pursue original scholarship on artistic modernisms of the Southwest, a region with unstable and contested boundaries shaped by sovereign […]

David Driskell and Maine

The Lunder Institute for American Art, the Portland Museum of Art , and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture are pleased to announce David Driskell and Maine, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, 4 p.m., at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. David Driskell (1931–2020) attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in the summer […]

Dread Scott Named 2021–22 Senior Fellow

For the 2021–22 academic year, we are pleased to announce the senior fellowship of artist Dread Scott. Senior fellows are chosen by invitation; their appointments last from nine to eighteen months, during which they contribute to the Colby community through academic engagement and one or more public programs related to their research. Scott’s fellowship represents […]

Inaugural Cohort of Resident Fellows Moves In

Established in 2021, the Lunder Institute residential fellowships provide artists with spacious studios as well as opportunities for collaboration with Colby College faculty, students, staff, and the Waterville community. This new studio program, which is based at the Arts Collaborative at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville, encompasses artists at all stages of their careers and working […]

Memorializing the Natural Environment: Maya Lin in conversation with Jessamine Batario, Danae Jacobson, and Chris Walker

Recorded on via Zoom on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 6 p.m., this program is part of the Spring 2021 Lunder Institute Talks, a series of live, unscripted conversations with scholars and artists who are shaping the field of American art. Consider how art, science, and history converge in Maya Lin’s “last memorial,” What is Missing?, a […]

Reframing Modern Art of the American Southwest: Patricia Marroquin Norby in conversation with Jessica Horton

Recorded on via Zoom on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 6 p.m., this program is part of the Spring 2021 Lunder Institute Talks, a series of live, unscripted conversations with scholars and artists who are shaping the field of American art. Explore new research shaping understanding of modern art of the American Southwest—the focus of the […]

Maine on the Map of Memory: Lunder-Buck Interns and What Is Missing?

Monday, May 3, 2021, 6 p.m. REGISTER NOW Join Colby students Helen Bennett ‘22 and Cal Waichler ‘21 via Zoom as they reflect 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 will discuss their experiences building a Maine environmental […]

Announcing the Lunder Institute Talks Series for Spring 2021

The Lunder Institute for American Art is pleased to announce the lineup for the Spring 2021 Lunder Institute Talks series. The Lunder Institute Talks are a series of live, unscripted hour-long Zoom conversations with scholars and artists who are shaping the field of American art. These conversations bring audiences up close with creative and research […]

Staying Connected: Updates from the 2019–20 Research Fellows

Our inaugural Research Fellows Program, focused on art by African Americans, is already having a significant impact on scholarship. Distinguished Scholar and Director of Research Tanya Sheehan recently reconnected with the six 2019–20 fellows and learned about their plans to disseminate the research they conducted on artworks at the Colby College Museum of Art, including […]