Museum Moments

This series of short videos from the Colby College Museum of Art offers a closer look at some of the objects in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.

Ai Weiwei: Colored Vases

Jordia Benjamin, Mirken Senior Coordinator of Programs and Audience Engagement at the Colby Museum, offers some background and questions about the issues raised by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s Colored Vases series.

James McNeill Whistler: Chelsea in Ice

Justin McCann, Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies at the Colby College Museum of Art, offers a reflection on Chelsea in Ice by James McNeill Whistler.

Alma Thomas: Red Tree in High Winter

Kristin Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at the Colby College Museum of Art, leads viewers on a looking exercise using Red Tree in High Winter, an abstract expressionist painting by mid-20th century African American artist Alma Thomas.

Claire Falkenstein: Sun

Beth Finch, Lunder Curator of American Art, shares a reflection on Sun, an abstract sculpture by Claire Falkenstein.

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #559

Kristin Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at the Colby College Museum of Art, explores some questions raised by Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #559 on view on the east facade of the Colby College Museum of Art.

Hew Locke: Armada

London-based artist Hew Locke reflects on the boat sculptures that make up Armada, his 2019 mixed media installation from Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing.

Katsushika Hokusai: Noborito Bay

Kristin Bergquist, Mirken Curator of Education and Engagement at the Colby College Museum of Art, leads viewers on a looking exercise using Noborito Bay, one of the prints in Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, the famous series of landscape prints by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.