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!Women Art Revolution

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the feminist art movement radically transformed the art and culture of our times. This documentary film by Lynn Hershman Leeson is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Nancy Spero: Unbound, on view at the Colby College Museum of […]

Free

Recurring

Art + Storytelling: Filled with Feelings

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

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

Colby Museum of Art Spring Open House

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Join the museum for a celebration of its spring exhibitions with a reception, guided tours, hands-on activities in the Mirken Education Center, live music by vuvuzela, and food and drinks. Cosponsored by the Museum Student Advisory Board.

Free

Art + Storytelling: Daydreams

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

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. Contact:  Qianni Zhu, qianni.zhu@colby.edu

Free

Art + Storytelling: Daydreams

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

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

Recurring

Art + Storytelling: Let’s Move

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

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

The Music of Surrealism

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

With Colby Music Associate, Mezzo-Soprano Joelle Morris, and Bridget Convey on piano. This program will explore the dream-like and unexpected aesthetics of surrealist music featuring French composers Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud as well as selections by Kurt Weill with texts by Jean Cocteau and Guillaume Apollinaire. Location: Paul J. Schupf Wing, […]

Free

Conversación & Comunidad

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Conversación y comunidad es un evento social para reunir a gente de la comunidad Latinx y hispana del centro de Maine junto con estudiantes, profesores y empleados de Colby College. ¡Ven para conocer a gente nueva, y para aprender de la colección en el museo de arte! Conversación y comunidad is a social gathering to […]

Free

Zanele Muholi Dance Performance

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

In a joint initiative of the Colby College Museum of Art and the Lunder Institute for American Art, Spelman College and Colby students will come together for a dance performance in the Zanele Muholi: Sonymama Namayama, Hail the Dark Lioness exhibition space. The Colby students are part of the course “Critical Race Feminisms and Tap Dance” taught by Sonja […]

Free

Pop Culture in Full Color: Japanese Woodblock Prints at Colby

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Faculty Fellow in History and East Asian Studies Viktor Shmagin will speak on the Japanese prints in the exhibition A Vision for Composition. Location: Upper Jetté Galleries, Colby Museum of Art.

Free

Eggsploring Art

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

As a family, find new and exciting ways to explore the museum through a looking activity in the galleries and then participate in an egg-decorating workshop. For children ages 4+ and their caregivers.

Free

Art + Storytelling: Art in Bloom

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

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

Cassatt String Quartet

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

The public is invited to join the museum’s Lively Spaces camp participants for a free concert in the galleries by the Cassatt String Quartet, a New York City-based quartet with a deep commitment to nurturing young musicians. Location: Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz, Colby Museum of Art. Contact: Qianni Zhu, qianni.zhu@colby.edu

Free

Recurring

Art + Storytelling: Finding Home

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

After a brief exploration of the museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme, “Finding Home.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art. Recommended for ages 3+ and their caregivers. Location: William D. Adams Gallery, […]

Free

Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: A Conversation

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

Please join 2019 Lunder Institute Fellow and Occupy Colby curator Phong Bui for a wide-ranging conversation building on the themes of Occupy Colby: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Year 2. Bui will be joined by artist Alexis Rockman and Colby professors Denise Bruesewitz and Keith Peterson. Join us […]

Free

Artful Movements: Channel Your Inner God or Goddess

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

In this free one-hour session, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Each session will begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by movement and meditation with Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. All yoga levels, families, and children over […]

Free

Artful Movements: Embodying Colors of Nature

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

As part of the museum’s wellness initiative, Let Art Inspir, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. This free one-hour session begins with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by a series of gentle poses and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street […]

Free

Art + Conversation: Exploring The Sea in a Jug

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Join the curators of The Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Islamic and Later Indian Art — student Alaleh Naderi ’21, assistant professor of art Marta E. Ameri, Lunder Curator of American Art Beth Finch, and Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellow in Museum Practice Qianni Zhu — for a discussion of the history, art, and […]

Free

Campus + Community Film Series: Lifeboat

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

In one of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest films, based on a story by John Steinbeck, seven people with different personalities and backgrounds — an international journalist, a rich businessman, a radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor, and an engineer with communist tendencies — are stranded together on a lifeboat in the Atlantic Ocean after […]

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Lunchtime Conversation on Art and Advocacy with Carolina Caycedo

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

Join us as for lunch in the museum lobby as London-born Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo from Los Angeles talks about her work with meshing art and advocacy.  Caycedo participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right. Her work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory as a fundamental […]

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Campus + Community Film Series: Lifeboat (2018)

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. This Oscar-nominated short documentary puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary global crises while also providing a spark of hope. Filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald follows a group of volunteers from a German nonprofit who risk the waves of the Mediterranean Sea to pluck African refugees from sinking […]

Free
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