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Art + Storytelling: Home

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to a brief exploration of the museum, after which we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme, Home. Then to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create your own works of art. An RSVP is not required, but the program is capped […]

Free

Spring Open House

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join the museum for a celebration of its spring exhibitions with a reception, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families.

Free

Pal-entine’s Day at the Museum

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Bring a pal and enjoy drinks and snacks while participating in partner-oriented crafts and activities around the museum. Open to the student body as well as members of the Waterville community. Cosponsored by the museum’s Student Advisory Board.

Free

It’s In the Details: Looking Closely at Sports Photography

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies Justin McCann in examining photographs in Game Time: The Sports Photography of Walter Iooss, on view through June 24. Part of the Noontime Art Talks Series.

Free

Get Inspired by Tiffany Lamps

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Create a colorful paper window design inspired by Tiffany lamps in the museum’s collection. Families are invited to attend this two-hour workshop, open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Location: Mirken Education Center, Colby Museum of Art

Free

Noontime Art Talk: Unending Sweetness

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Assistant Professors of Spanish Dean Allbritton and Brett White will discuss Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled (Portrait of Dad),” an arrangement of individually wrapped candies from which visitors are able to take a piece of sweet art.

Free

Art + Storytelling: Home

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to a brief exploration of the museum, after which we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme, Home. Then to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create your own works of art. An RSVP is not required, but the program is capped […]

Free

An Evening with Richard Blanco

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art welcomes Richard Blanco, artist in residence and presidential inaugural poet. Blanco will read and discuss selections of his inspiring work centered on the meaning of home, including poems from his latest book, Boundaries, a collaborative project with landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together […]

Free

Noontime Art Talk: Exploring Game Time

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join Tim Hood, Colby Class of 2019, as he explores game time in our current exhibition Game Time: The Sports Photography of Walter Iooss, on view through June 24.

Free

Rosalyn Drexler Goes to the Movies

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

During the academic year Museum staff members, Colby faculty, and guest speakers will discuss current exhibitions or works in the museum collection in Noontime Art Talks. Join Colby College Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Steve Wurtzler and Katz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Diana Tuite as they discuss American painter and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter […]

Free

Artist Lecture: Yoshua Okón

Given Auditorium, Bixler Bldg., Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances. In this talk, he will focus on a select group of works produced over the last twenty years including Oracle, now […]

Free

Noontime Art Talk: Cities of Ambition

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join Tara Kohn, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History at Bowdoin College, as she explores the exhibition City of Ambition: Photography from the Collection, on view Feb. 15 to Aug. 26, 2018.

Free

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

It’s game time! We’ll have hot dogs, cotton candy, peanuts, and cracker jacks, plus other ballpark-themed food and drink along with gallery tours and activities. Cosponsored by the Colby Museum of Art and the museum’s Student Advisory Board.

Community Discussion with Philadelphia’s Monument Lab

Given Auditorium, Bixler Bldg., Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Taking civic dialogue and imagination as forces for social change, Philadelphia’s Monument Lab asks the question, “What is an appropriate monument for our city?” Monument Lab, along with Colby faculty and students, will facilitate a community conversation on the role of public art. This event is part of the “Space for Conversation” series — discussions […]

Free

Noontime Art Talk: What a Game!

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join Bill Lagerstrom, museum docent and former professional sports photographer, and Robert P. Hernandez, freelance illustrator and high school baseball coach, in discussing the current exhibition Game Time: The Sports Photography of Walter Iooss, which will remain on view through June 24, 2018.

Free

David Driskell: In Search of the Creative Truth

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

Colby College Museum of Art Mirken Coordinator of Public and Academic Programs Jordia Benjamin introduces David Driskell: In Search of the Creative Truth Maine artist David C. Driskell has been a primary conduit for bringing African American art into the mainstream of American society. He has done so through his own artwork and writings, teachings […]

Free

Freedom to Speak: A Conversation with Jemele Hill on Athletics and Activism

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

In conjunction with the Museum of Art exhibition Game Time: The Sports Photography of Walter Iooss, journalist Jemele Hill of ESPN and The Undefeated, a digital publication focused on race, culture, and sports, will join in conversation with Justin McCann, curator of the exhibition. The two will discuss issues that sit at the intersection of […]

Free

Art + Storytelling: A Day at the Beach

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grown-ups are invited to a brief exploration of the Museum, after which we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme, “A Day at the Beach.” Then head to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create your own works of art. Advance registration is not required, […]

Free

Opening Reception for Colby Seniors Art Exhibition

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

This annual senior exhibition brings together art created by Colby seniors who have completed extensive work in their chosen media. The exhibit runs through May 27. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, Museum of Art.

Free

Artist Talk with Walter Iooss

Given Auditorium, Bixler Bldg., Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Walter Iooss, whose work is on view at the Colby College Museum of Art through June 24 in the exhibition Game Time: The Sports Photography of Walter Iooss, is an award-winning photographer focusing on sports and beauty. Iooss has worked for Sports Illustrated for more than 50 years, and his work has graced the cover […]

Free

Community Day at the Art Museum

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join us for refreshments, art making for all ages, games, docent-led tours, and live music by Gent Treadly.

Free

Cassatt String Quartet

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Cassatt String Quartet presents music from around the world with guest sitar player/composer Vineet Shende from Bowdoin College. The performance will feature instrument demonstrations and musical works from India, Russia, the United States, Argentina, Germany, and Romania. This program is open to all ages — families are encouraged to attend.

Free

Art + Storytelling: Creating Communities

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

After a brief exploration of the museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, Colby Museum of Art

Free

Colby College Museum of Art Open House

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join us for a celebration of our fall exhibitions with a reception, guided tours, hands-on printmaking with Pickwick Independent Press from Portland, brews from Waterville Brewery, food from Salty Dogs BBQ and Catering, and live music from Jelly Sauce.

Free
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Art + Storytelling: An Ode to Maine

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

After a brief exploration of the museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art.

Free
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