Colby Faculty

Teaching in the Museum

The Colby College Museum of Art invites faculty members to collaborate with museum staff on academic engagements to bring students into our galleries for experiential learning and transdisciplinary dialogue. With more than 10,000 objects in our collection, we are able to support a range of disciplines and accommodate varied curricular needs. Faculty members have access to our permanent collection, special exhibitions, the Landay Teaching Gallery, Davis Art Archives, and Lunder Institute fellows in residence. Museum staff collaborate with faculty to schedule class visits, select objects to suit course content, develop lesson plans and student assignments, and arrange engagements with artists and scholars at the Lunder Institute for American Art

If you are interested in an academic engagement for your course, please contact Jessamine Batario, Linde Family Foundation Curator of Academic Engagement. 

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Guidelines for Class Visits

Current exhibitions

landayThe Landay Teaching Gallery

The Landay Teaching Gallery supports the Museum’s teaching mission by providing a dedicated space for the study of works of art for courses across the Colby College curriculum. Faculty may request an installation of works in the collection that are not currently on display for the public. 

If you would like to schedule a curricular installation in the Landay Teaching Gallery and/or consult with a museum staff member on selecting artworks for installation, please contact Alex Méndez, the Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access.

Guidelines for the Landay Teaching Gallery

Davis Art Archives

Faculty and students researching a particular work in the collection may request access to the museum archives. Appointments to view museum records and object files must be scheduled two weeks prior to the desired visit date. To schedule an appointment, please contact Alex Méndez, Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access. 

Guidelines for the Davis Art Archives

Lunder Institute for American Art

Artists, scholars, and arts practitioners in residence at the Lunder Institute for American Art often engage with Colby courses, through class and/or studio visits, workshops, or other long-term creative and research projects. To inquire about possibilities for engagement, please contact Jessamine Batario, Linde Family Foundation Curator of Academic Engagement. 

Current Lunder Institute Fellows in Residence

Sharing our Knowledge

The museum invites Colby courses engaging in long-term research or creative projects related to our collection, special exhibitions, and Lunder Institute fellows in residence to contribute to our collective knowledge. Project documentation may be submitted for inclusion in the object files in the Davis Art Archives. Essays, interviews, creative writing, and multimedia projects may be submitted for publication in The Lantern, the Museum’s digital magazine. The Museum also organizes public programs each semester to feature student projects. 

To discuss publishing opportunities in The Lantern, please contact Siera Hyte, Anne Lunder Leland Curatorial Fellow.

To submit materials for inclusion in the Davis Art Archives, please contact Alex Méndez, Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access.

To explore possibilities for a public academic program, please contactJessamine Batario, Linde Family Foundation Curator of Academic Engagement.