Installation artist Amy Stacey Curtis is at it again, placing thousands of pieces into a grid, then asking viewers to interact with her art. Curtis, who is known for her work in abandoned factories around Maine, presents her first-ever museum show this month at the Colby College Museum of Art.
This fall the Colby College Museum of Art introduced a series of new programs-tours, lectures, and children's activities-ongoing throughout the school year. The events aim to attract more visitors from central Maine.
Colby College President William D. Adams announced today that, beginning next fall, Colby will eliminate loans from all financial aid packages for Maine residents, replacing them with grants. The new policy will make it possible for Maine students who earn admission and qualify for financial aid from the College to receive a Colby education and graduate with no debt from student loans.
Grammy Award-winning male vocal ensemble Chanticleer, called "the world's reigning male chorus," by The New Yorker, will perform at Colby College at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in Lorimer Chapel. The Music at Colby concert is free and open to the public.
On Sunday, September 30, John F. Burns, chief foreign correspondent for The New York Times, will receive Colby's annual Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, and three other journalists who have covered the Iraq war will talk about their experiences.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former U.S. counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke, and senior New York Times foreign correspondent John Burns are among guests who will speak at Colby in September and October as part of the fall program of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.
Three renowned musicians will team up for a concert of clarinet, piano and cello on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College. The performance, for which admission is charged, will be in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Building.
Alex Katz's long-standing commitment to the Colby College Museum of Art and the state of Maine, where he has had a summer home since 1954, is represented in a forthcoming exhibition that showcases recent gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation. Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art: Gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation is on view July 14 - October 28, 2007. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, July 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
John F. Burns, the premier war correspondent of his generation, senior foreign correspondent for The New York Times, and current chief of the newspaper's Baghdad bureau, will receive the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary doctor of laws degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in September, President William D. Adams announced in June. The 2007 Lovejoy Convocation will take place on September 30 at 8 p.m. in Colby's Lorimer Chapel, and the public is invited to hear Burns's 2007 Lovejoy address that evening.
Colby College President William D. Adams announced today that the Board of Trustees approved an increase in the College's current "Reaching the World" fund-raising campaign to $370 million. The new goal makes Colby's effort the largest fund-raising campaign in Maine history. The previous goal, announced in October 2005, was $235 million in gifts and pledges to be raised by 2010 -- then the most ambitious fund-raising campaign in Colby's history.
The captain of Colby's top-ranked women's woodsmen's team and a Nobel laureate economist will take turns on the stage at Colby's 186th Commencement on Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. About 475 seniors from throughout the country and the world will receive bachelors' degrees, and five distinguished individuals will receive honorary doctoral degrees. The public is welcome.
To celebrate the life of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, the 1962 book that sparked the modern environmental movement, Colby College is inviting the public to a series of events on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. These events are free and range from performances and nature walks to workshops for children and sessions about toxic substances in the home. Registration is requested.