Art Daily Reports on Mary Cassatt Exhibition Opening

An Art Daily article reported on the opening of the new exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art, Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. The show “highlights Cassatt’s creative process and her fearless experimentation,” Art Daily said, and includes “a selection of rare trial proofs that document her first forays into printmaking. Cassatt’s trial proofs...

Gilkes Speaks About Juneteenth Significance in Press Herald Article

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, provided commentary to the Portland Press Herald on the significance of Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday. Gilkes said the holiday will “generate conversation about African American history and the discovery that it is a lot more complex than we...

Franko Quoted in Globe and Mail

Patrice Franko, the Grossman Professor of Economics and Director of Global Studies Program, shared her insights with the Globe and Mail for an article about the drop in the number of Canadian tourists traveling to New England and the connection between Maine and Canada. “We share histories,” she noted, “[and] in a way, that border...

Giannelli “Stutter” Reading Included in Poets & Writers

A video of Visiting Assistant Professor of English Adam Giannelli reading his poem “Stutter” was included in Poets & Writers. A recent winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, Giannelli is working on a poetry book focused solely on stuttering.

Colby Named “One of the Most Beautiful Campuses”

CEO World magazine included Colby in its list of most beautiful college campuses that “everyone would like to be a part of.” In addition to noting how Colby’s location provides “students with a truly unique Maine experience,” the piece referenced the College’s “longstanding commitment to the environment,” and the newly added Harold Alfond Athletics and...

Wall Street Journal Highlights Colby Grad

The Wall Street Journal spoke with Elizabeth Stephens ’21 about her experience as an intern and the role it played in helping her secure a job. The article looked at the need to have an internship before graduation and how recruiters believe the pandemic has made interning more important than ever.

Commencement Gets National Attention

“Colby graduates were treated Sunday to a poem in their honor by a presidential inaugural poet, who urged them to stay grounded during turbulent times,” the Associated Press said in a story about the College’s commencement celebrations and speaker Richard Blanco. The article was also picked up by a wide range of papers across the country, including the San...

Morning Sentinel Covers Colby’s Commencement

“The feeling of celebration was palpable on Mayflower Hill as speakers emphasized unity and perseverance,” the Morning Sentinel reported in an article following Colby’s 2021 commencement. The story included comments from President Greene, who told the seniors that this year “every experience mattered, every action was consequential and every friendship and moment of joy was meaningful.”

Wisecup Interviewed by Authority Magazine

Mike Wisecup, vice president and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, was interviewed by Authority Magazine, where he discussed lessons learned from his extensive military experience as a Navy SEAL officer. He also talked about how he applied those experiences during the Covid-19 crisis in his current role at Colby.

Stefan Kohli ’18 Grabs Headlines for Celebrity Wedding Photographs

A story about photographer Stefan Kohli ’18 ran on India’s iDiva website. iDiva singled out Kohli for his photographs of the pop singer Ariana Grande’s wedding in May. “Meet the 24-year-old Stefan Kohli,” iDiva wrote, “who just photographed the couple’s most intimate moments and is definitely becoming one of the hottest young photographers to hit...

Colby Museum Opens, Press Herald Reports

The Colby College Museum of Art reopened June 4, the Portland Press Herald reported. The article also highlighted the upcoming summer exhibition, Bob Thompson: This House is Mine, “the first major survey in more than 20 years of the African American figurative painter, who died in 1966 before he turned 30.”

Colby Museum of Art to Open in June, Morning Sentinel Reports

The Colby College Museum of Art will reopen to the public June 4, the Morning Sentinel reported. The reopening coincides with the final weekend of the exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960. “We’ve really missed having a broader swath of our friends and community members in our galleries,” Deputy Director Julianne Gilland told...

New York Times Highlights Colby Museum’s Efforts Toward Diverse Audiences

The New York Times included the Colby College Museum of Art in an article about bringing in larger, more diverse local audiences. The story references the upcoming Bob Thompson: This House is Mine retrospective, and also includes commentary from the Carolyn Muzzy director Jacqueline Terrassa about “reaching homes of people who we wouldn’t reach otherwise.”

Colby Museum’s Summer Show Included in Boston Globe’s “Hottest” Shows List

The Colby College Museum of Art’s summer exhibition, Bob Thompson: This House is Mine, was included in the Boston Globe’s list of “New England’s 10 Hottest Museum Shows for Summer.” Of the retrospective, Boston Globe art critic Murray Whyte said, “the painter’s short, incandescent career left a vapor trail across the sky of American art...

Poet Richard Blanco to Speak at Commencement, Press Herald Reports

Poet Richard Blanco will be Colby’s commencement speaker, the Press Herald reported. Colby’s 200th commencement will also “confer honorary degrees on restaurateur Erin French, owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom; Nobel Prize-winning geneticist and chronobiologist Michael Rosbash; and Theresa Secord, award-winning Penobscot basket maker and founding director of Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance.”

Art Daily Reports on Colby Arts Collaborative

An Art Daily article reports on the recently opened arts collaborative at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville. The center will provide space for “artistic creation, innovation, and community interaction,” Art Daily reports. “The $6.5-million restoration of two historic buildings in downtown Waterville will provide space for interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, and promote the development of creative...

Boston Globe Calls Colby’s Lichtenstein Exhibition “A Revelation”

A major review in the Boston Globe of Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960, currently at the Colby College Museum of Art, described it as a show that is “about Lichtenstein before he became Lichtenstein, and it’s a revelation.” The reviewer also referenced the show as offering “a fresh view of an artist” and that it’s...

Colby Students Continue Civic Engagement Throughout Pandemic, Morning Sentinel Reports

Colby’s robust civic engagement program was featured in a Morning Sentinel article, which highlighted students involved in tutoring programs, local government, and community partnerships. “These are really committed students who are interested in pursuing the pathway of exploring public relevance of their discipline,” said Elizabeth Jabar, director of civic engagement and community partnerships, “and really learning what...

Maisel Provides Insight on How Census Could Change Maine Politics on NBC Boston

“Maine has a bipartisan commission responsible for redistricting that prevents the practice of political gerrymandering of districts after reapportionment,” Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, told NBC Boston in its article “How the Census Could Change Maine Politics.”

Schupf Art Center on Track to Open in 2022, Reports Morning Sentinel

Demolition is underway, and the Paul J. Schupf Art Center is set to open in December 2022, the Morning Sentinel reported in an article about the city’s Planning Board giving approval to the project. “It’s such an exciting opportunity to bring Main Street into focus and create a new building there that celebrates the arts...