Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 11.38.19 AMResearch articles by Colby College Museum of Art Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing and Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan appear in the fall 2014 issue of the journal American Art, published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Lessing’s essay “Theatrical Mayhem in Junius Brutus Stearns’s Hannah Duston Killing the Indians” focuses on a 19th-century genre painting at the Colby College Museum of Art.

Sheehan discusses Jacob Lawrence’s Often Three Families Share One Toilet, also a work in Colby’s collection, in “Confronting Taboo: Photography and the Art of Jacob Lawrence.”

The museum will celebrate their publications with gallery talks by Lessing and Sheehan Jan. 9, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m.