Portland Press Herald
| by Bob Keyes

The 17-year career of Colby Museum of Art’s Sharon Corwin, the Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, was heralded in the Portland Press Herald article “Outgoing director elevated Colby museum into a new league.” As Corwin prepares to leave the museum at the end of June to become president and CEO of the Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago, her legacy at the Colby Museum includes doubling the size of the collection and the museum’s expansion. Finding a replacement for Corwin is made easier because of her leadership, which has led to the museum becoming a top-tier institution.

“Sharon has great standing in her field. We love her at Colby, but she is beloved in the art world, and that doesn’t hurt when you are looking for a new director,” President David Greene told the Press Herald. “Sometimes I dread a job search. This one, as much I dreaded losing Sharon, I was looking forward to this search because I knew we would be attracting incredible, interesting people.”

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