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Art + Storytelling: This Storytime’s a Zoo

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Saturday, January 7, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. 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 this month’s theme, “This Storytime’s a Zoo.” Then head to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create your […]

Free

“I Am A …” Poster-Making Workshop

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

“I Am a Man” was a statement that echoed throughout the civil rights movement. Conceived in Memphis, Tenn., after two African-American trash handlers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck, the phrase was a declaration of humanity, a demand for better wages and safer working conditions. The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike began Feb. 12, 1968, and Martin Luther King Jr. joined […]

Free
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Art + Storytelling: Oh, What a Hat

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

After a brief exploration of the museum, we will read a children’s book. Children and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create their own works of art This program is designed for preschoolers and toddlers. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, Colby Museum of Art.

Free

Art Museum Open House

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Enjoy a celebration of the Museum’s new exhibitions, Anna Jermolaewa: Leninopad (Leninfall), Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I, and No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki. Schedule of Events 4:30 – 6:00: Gallery tours and art making for all ages 6:30 – 8:30: Live music and reception with food and drinks (21+ bring ID) 7:00: Afro-Cuban artist Maria Magdalena […]

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Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Feast on traditional treats related to the Chinese New Year, view works of art by Chinese artists, and create your own drawings and brush painting inspired by Chinese calligraphy in this two-hour workshop. Open to all ages. Location: Mirken Education Center, Colby Museum of Art.

Free

Meleko Mokgosi’s The Root of African Savages

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Assistant for Access and Outreach Miriam Valle-Mancilla ’16 will use Meleko Mokgosi’s The Root of African Savages to present how a viewer’s perception of a work of art can be structured by power dynamics and cultural biases. Location: Gordon Gallery, Colby Museum of Art.

Free

Betye Saar’s Leader

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Mirken Coordinator of Academic and Public Programs Jordia Benjamin will discuss the liberation of Aunt Jemima through Saar’s Leader.

Free
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Art + Storytelling: Shapes

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 shapes. Children and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create their own works of art. This program is designed for preschoolers and toddlers. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, Colby Museum […]

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Men at War: George Bellows and World War I

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Justin McCann and Diana Tuite, co-curators of Graphic Matters, in conversation about George Bellows’s “War Series.”

Free

Chinese Architecture Workshop

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Enjoy a special visit to the exhibition No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, then make prints inspired by Chinese architecture. Open to adults and children ages 5 and up. Location: Mirken Education Center, Colby Museum of Art.

Free

Artist Talk: Arnold Chang

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

Ink painter and scholar Arnold Chang will discuss the painting of several of Zao Wou-Ki’s contemporaries who left China and made their artistic homes on foreign shores.

Free

Zao in Context

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join the student curators of the installation Zao in Context as they discuss and interpret artworks that put the exhibition No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki into context.

Free
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Art + Storytelling: Color

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 color. Children and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create their own works of art. This one-hour program is designed for preschoolers and toddlers. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, Colby […]

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A Celebration of No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join us for a reception from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the William D. Adams Gallery followed by a concert from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center. Artist Zao Wou-Ki nurtured a lifelong passion for European classical and 20th-century avant-garde music. This concert highlights some of Zao’s favorite pieces, […]

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Eggsploring Art

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Find new and exciting ways to explore the Museum through a scavenger hunt and then participate in an egg-decorating workshop.

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Zao Wou-Ki’s Travels

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Zao Wou-Ki’s unique pictorial language drew from a rich variety of sources—ancient and modern, Asian and European. Exhibition co-curator Melissa Walt will examine how the artist moved across time and space in several of the works on view. Location: Jetté Galleries, Colby Museum of Art.

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Community Day at the Colby Museum of Art

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Join the Colby Museum of Art for another fantastic celebration of our community with refreshments, art making for all ages, guided tours and live music by Suzy and the Smelts! (Smelt-tastic!) Click the link below for more information.

Free

Senior Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Come to the opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition, which will remain on view in the museum until May 21. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, Colby Museum of Art.

Free
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Art + Storytelling: Summertime

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 summer. Children and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create their own works of art. This one-hour program is designed for preschoolers and toddlers.

Free

Art Museum Day

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

In conjunction with the Association of Art Museum Directors’ 8th annual Art Museum Day, “Art Museums Foster Vibrant Communities,” the Museum will install blank museum postcards on a clothesline in the William D. Adams Gallery. Visitors will be invited to select a postcard and write to our government representatives about the value of the arts and art […]

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Films on the Hill: Charlotte’s Web

Hands on Activities: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Film Screening: 8:00 p.m. Director Gary Winick re-imagines E.B. White’s classic 1952 book Charlotte’s Web, set in Somerset County, Maine. E.B. White was inspired in 1949 by a spider web in his Maine barn to craft a masterpiece about true friendship and love between two farm animals. Come watch this free featured film screened in […]

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Art + Storytelling: Maine Adventure

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. Then head to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create your own works of art. No RSVP is required, but the program is limited to 30 participants. Location: William D. […]

Free

Colby Museum of Art Open House

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Enjoy a celebration of the museum’s new exhibitions, including the 2017 Faculty Biennial show, featuring artists Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Amanda Lilleston, and Garry Mitchell. The opening reception kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with a faculty-artist panel discussion and family-friendly hands-on activities. Then at 6:30, join us for live music, food, and drinks.

Free

Lunder Institute for American Art Inaugural Lecture

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

The museum invites you to celebrate the launch of the Lunder Institute for American Art with the inaugural artist in residence Theaster Gates. A sculptor, musician, urban planner, and community organizer, Gates will discuss his work combining art and social progress to transform and revitalize urban neighborhoods. Join us at 5 p.m. for a reception in the William […]

Free
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