Ana Mendieta: Silueta Sangrienta

October 3, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Davis Gallery

Between 1974 and 1980 the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) created more than one hundred Siluetas, photographic and filmic records of the “earth-body sculptures” she enacted in Iowa and Mexico. In this Silueta and other early works in the series, Mendieta mobilized her body as actor, site, and space, incorporating it into a variety of natural environments.

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Bird Watching: Audubon and Ornithology in Early America

September 14, 2017 - February 4, 2018

Gladys Brooks Foundation Gallery, Gourley Gallery

Featuring the extraordinary Bien Edition of The Birds of America (1858–60) by John James Audubon, Bird Watching: Audubon and Ornithology in Early America reveals the mind of a nineteenth-century artist and ornithologist at work.

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Leah Modigliani: How Long Can We Tolerate This?

September 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

William D. Adams Gallery

How long can we tolerate this? An incomplete record from 1933–1999 (2016) is an
assemblage by Leah Modigliani comprising facsimile press photographs of evictions. As
the artist notes, the installation reads as both skyline and timeline, functioning as “a
historical archive and a representation of working and middle-class material

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Marsden Hartley’s Maine

July 8, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Lower Jette Galleries, Upper Jette Galleries

This exhibition will explore Marsden Hartley’s complex, sometimes contradictory, and visually arresting relationship with his native state—from the lush Post-Impressionist inland landscapes with which he launched his career, to the later roughly rendered paintings of Maine’s rugged coastal terrain, its hardy inhabitants, and the magisterial Mount Katahdin.

The exhibition is made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation, Bank of America, Betsy Cohen and Edward Cohen/Aretê Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Everett P. and Florence H. Turner Exhibition Fund.

A grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the Colby College Museum of Art’s scholarly contributions to the exhibition catalogue published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Marsden Hartley’s Maine is organized by the Colby College Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Highlights from the Permanent Collection

The Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, Lunder Wing, The Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz

This installation of the Museum’s permanent collection integrates works from the Lunder Collection with the Museum’s core holdings and loans. Reinstalled in 2014 with support from the Henry Luce Foundation, and regularly refreshed, this display reflects the Museum’s commitment to developing an ever more comprehensive representation of the art of the Americas and global contemporary art.

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