The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville will hold a series of lectures this fall by Colby students in the museum’s docent program. The Student Docent Gallery Lecture Series provides an opportunity to learn more about works of art in the museums extensive permanent collection from students who conducted independent research on a chosen topic. All talks begin in the museum lobby. The series is open to the public and free of charge.
The Colby College Museum of Art has a diverse permanent collection that includes 18th-century American portraits, 19th-century landscapes and a wide selection of 20th-century and contemporary American artwork. The museum houses the John Marin Collection, the largest holding of Marin’s work in any academic museum in the country, and also features the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Art of Alex Katz.
Colby museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. The museum is closed October 28 through November 8 while the Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy exhibit is dismantled and crated for its national tour; gallery lectures during that time will be held in the museum lobby. For more information call 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum.