The Colby College Museum of Art’s summer exhibition Brand New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s will highlight Katz’s early work to illustrate how his signature style evolved.

Curator Diana Tuite said the show takes its title “from Katz’s 1961 manifesto, ‘Brand-New & Terrific,’ which affirmed his intentions to find the contemporary in the traditional form of painting.”

The Colby Museum of Art will also present a companion exhibition, An Artist’s Gift: Acquisitions from the Alex Katz Foundation, curated by Katz and featuring works given by the Alex Katz Foundation, including art by contemporary artists such as Elizabeth Peyton and Dana Schutz and by some artists of Katz’s generation such as Ronald Bladen and Al Held.