Theaster Gates: Lunder Institute Inaugural Lecture

September 19, 2017 marked the official launch of the Lunder Institute for American Art with a reception and public lecture by the inaugural artist-in-residence, Theaster Gates. A sculptor, musician, urban planner, and community organizer, Gates... more >
Pablo Picasso, Sculpteur et son modèle devant une fenêtre (Sculptor and His Model Before a Window), 1933. Etching, 15 1/8 x 19 7/8 in. (38.4 x 50.5 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 2016.035. Photo by Gary Green. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Lecture: Picasso’s Vollard Suite

On October 20, 2016 noted Picasso scholar and art historian from California State University at Long Beach Karen L. Kleinfelder presented a keynote lecture on the gendered relationship between the artist and the model in... more >

Museum Student Advisory Board: Pop-Up Talks

Faculty and students from across campus present short talks on the intersections between their teaching and the Museum collection. Organized by the Museum’s Student Advisory Board.

Arts @ CLAS

A celebration of the arts at Colby College with presentations of creative scholarship throughout the Museum.
Maya Lin, Storm King Wavefield (detail). Photo by Jerry Thompson.

Artist-in-Residence Lecture: Maya Lin

Through her art and architecture, Maya Lin explores landscape as a reflection of time, history, and memory. In this lecture organized in conjunction with Colby College’s 2015–16 humanities theme, Human/Nature, Lin discussed her work and... more >

Art Talks: Teresa Margolles’s El Testigo (2013)

A conversation between Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred L. Tate and Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellow in Museum Practice Francisca Moraga López on a photograph in the permanent collection, Teresa Margolles’s El Testigo (2013).

Whistler: Nature and Nation: Alan Wallach

Before Whistler: Aestheticizing Tendencies in the Hudson River School Alan Wallach Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and Professor of American Studies Emeritus, College of William and Mary

An Artful Halloween 2015

The Colby Museum celebrates Halloween in an artful style. Art-inspired costumes are encouraged!

Fall Open House 2015

An opening reception and celebration of the Museum’s fall exhibitions, Aesthetic Harmonies: Whistler in Context; Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s; From the Studio: New Works by Faculty Artists; Peter Soriano: Permanent Maintenance; and... more >

Mellon Foundation Faculty Symposium: Pamela Franks

From Program-wide Partnerships to Campus-wide Collaborations Pamela Franks Deputy Director for Exhibitions, Programming, and Education, Seymour H. Knox, Jr. Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Gallery

Mellon Foundation Faculty Symposium: Faculty Roundtable 1

Faculty Roundtable 1: Interdisciplinary Object-Based Learning Moderator: Lauren Lessing, Director of Academic and Public Programs, Colby College Museum of Art Panel members: Marta Ameri, Assistant Professor of Art Whitney King, Dr. Frank and Theodora Miselis... more >

Mellon Foundation Faculty Symposium: Faculty Roundtable 2

Faculty Roundtable 2: Exhibition-based Learning Moderator: Shalini Le Gall, Curator of Academic Programs, Colby College Museum of Art Panel members: Aubrey Brunetaux, Assistant Professor of French Kerill O’Neill, Julian D. Taylor Associate Professor of Classics... more >

First CLAS 2015

First CLAS is a celebration of the arts at Colby College with presentations of creative scholarship in both the Museum and The Bixler Art and Music Center. This event is the kick-off to a full day of... more >

Winter Open House 2015

In February, the Colby College Museum of Art celebrated the opening of three new exhibitions: “currents 7: Elizabeth Atterbury,” “Terry Winters: Printed Matters,” and “Listen to this Page. Works by Bern Porter from Colby College... more >

Evening of Ekphrasis Fall 2014

Students in Colby’s Creative Writing Program read poetry written in response to artworks in the Museum’s galleries. This event was cosponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities as well as the Creative Writing... more >

Art 497: Sex in Art

Looking at art and sex through the lens of censorship, this class engages in a hands-on exploration of the circuitous journey that constitutes research. Taking advantage of a museum exhibit specially designed for this class,... more >

Art 110A: Student Docent Program

In a class that combines elements of an education course with art history, Colby College students do lots of practical, hands-on work. They learn about museum studies, gallery teaching techniques, and the museum collection, practical... more >

An Artful Halloween

The Colby College Museum of Art hosted its second annual Artful Halloween Costume Party back in October! We hope you enjoy this footage of our visitors dressed in fine style, trick-or-treating through the galleries, listening... more >

Fall Open House 2014

On September 4, the Colby College Museum of Art hosted their second annual Fall Open House celebration. It is a way to kick off the fall season in style, to welcome Colby students, faculty and... more >

Behind the Design

Architect Frederick Fisher explains the inspiration behind the design of the new Alfond-Lunder Pavilion at the Colby College Museum of Art.

Wall Drawing #559 Installation

The first artwork to appear in the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is now complete. It is the conceptual work entitledWall Drawing #559 by Sol LeWitt. This wall drawing consists of 12-inch wide alternating arcs in yellow, red,... more >

Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion Construction

This time-lapse video documents the construction of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, a 26,000-square-foot addition to the Colby College Museum of Art, from the groundbreaking on October 21, 2011, to the completed installation, in March 2013,... more >

Rediscoveries 4 – Comedy, Seriously Installation

Established in 2011, the Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members of the Colby College community to select and arrange artworks from the Colby Museum’s permanent collection. For Rediscoveries 4, guest curator Sarah Keller, assistant professor of... more >