Entries by Jaime McLeod

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 is 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 […]

Recapping Our Educator Evening with Maya Lin

  Maya Lin’s tenure as a Lunder Institute senior fellow started with great enthusiasm, a feeling that continues to grow along with her network of Colby and community collaborators. In addition to delivering online lectures and participating in discussions in several courses at Colby, Lin has embarked on outreach to encourage the participation of Maine’s […]

Colby Students Reflect on the Lunder Institute Talks

The Lunder Institute’s interns and research assistants attended the Lunder Institute Talks, asking questions, making connections to their courses and research, and highlighting the relevance of the series to the present moment. These events featured Daisy Desrosiers with Naeem Mohaiemen on September 24; Tanya Sheehan with Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman on October 15; […]

David Park Curry on Whistler: An Interview by Nicholas Malkemus ’21

In the summer of 2020, Nicholas Malkemus ’21 held the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies internship, an opportunity that emerged following his participation in the Colby Museum’s internship program, for which, among other projects, he generated a data analysis of the Museum’s print collection. As the Lunder Consortium intern, Nick performed comparably detailed work, tracking […]

Lunder Institute Talks: Daisy Desrosiers with Naeem Mohaiemen

Recorded on via Zoom on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 6 p.m., this is the first installment of the Lunder Institute Talks, a series of live, hour-long Zoom conversations with scholars and artists who are shaping the field of American art. Together, Lunder Institute area directors (Daisy Desrosiers, Theaster Gates, and Tanya Sheehan) and invited […]

Lunder Institute Launches New Virtual Talk Series for Fall 2020

The Lunder Institute for American Art is pleased to announce the Lunder Institute Talks, a series of live, hour-long Zoom conversations with scholars and artists who are shaping the field of American art. Together, Lunder Institute area directors (Daisy Desrosiers, Theaster Gates, and Tanya Sheehan) and invited guests will explore contemporary questions through artistic practice. […]

Lunder Institute Appoints Maya Lin to 2020–21 Senior Fellowship

In acknowledgement of her achievements as an artist who has re-envisioned monuments and whose practice actively contributes to a deeper understanding of human impacts on the environment, the Lunder Institute for American Art has appointed renowned artist Maya Lin as a senior fellow for the 2020–21 academic year. Throughout the year, Lin will participate in […]

Colby Faculty Lead Teaching with Primary Sources Workshops

The now virtual Teaching with Primary Sources workshop series, co-organized by the Lunder Institute, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, continued its programming throughout the summer. In May and June, Rachel Beane (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Bowdoin College) led a two-part, interactive discussion on Zoom with the ten […]

Naeem Mohaiemen Named a 2020–21 Senior Fellow

Naeem Mohaiemen has been selected to be a Senior Fellow for the 2020–21 academic year. As the inaugural recipient of an Alfonso Ossorio Creative Production Grant, an endowed program overseen by the Lunder Institute, he will develop a new film based on collaborative research with Colby faculty and students, and with additional research at sites […]

The New Social Environment: Daisy Desrosiers and Joan Jonas

Our own Daisy Desrosiers, director of artist programs, recently joined with video performance pioneer Joan Jonas for a conversation for the 104th installment of The Brooklyn Rail’s New Social Environment series. Their vibrant conversation covers Joan’s interest in mythology, the importance of collaboration, new technology, and culminates with a robust Q&A (including cameos from Theaster Gates […]

Teaching with Primary Sources Goes Virtual

As institutions around the world abruptly turned to remote teaching this spring, the Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop series—a unique collaboration among the Lunder Institute, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art that offers professional training to early career academics—also moved its activities to the virtual realm.

Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The brutal and seemingly nonchalant killing of George Floyd by a police officer while other officers stood by is an excruciating but far too common occurrence in this country’s long and persistent history of devaluing the lives of black Americans….Racialized violence lays bare the remarkable inequities in our society. We have seen the manifestation of […]

Student Research Assistant Roundtable

Colby students who served as research assistants for the Lunder Institute for American Art in 2019–20 share their experiences working for the Institute’s inaugural cohort of Research Fellows. Jessamine Batario, Lunder Institute Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Artistic and Scholarly Engagement and Programs, moderates the discussion with Carter Wynne ’20, Katie Herzig ’20, Jane MacKerron ’20, […]