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Nancy Spero: Unbound

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Exhibition opens Thursday, Sept 13, 2018. For more than five decades, Nancy Spero (1926–2009) pioneered a feminist art practice that fiercely defied the social expectations imposed on women. Using a lexicon of appropriated imagery, Spero envisioned, as she observed in 1987, “all manner of processions, conflicts, interruptions and disruptions.” Her hybrid artworks made in protest […]

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Love Without Limits

Pugh Center, Cotter Union, Colby College Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

Featuring Colby students Alexis Atkinson ’15, Milton Guillén ’15, and Anne Vetter ’17 with Sonja Thomas, associate professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a conversation about representation in the arts sector, self-expression in repressive cultures and institutions, the intersection of art and activism, and what it means to put yourself into your work. Inspired […]

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Colby Museum of Art Open House

Colby College Museum of Art 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville

The Fall Open House celebrates the exhibitions that will be on view during the Fall 2019 semester with live music, demonstrations, art-making, gallery experiences, refreshments, and opportunities to learn about upcoming programs. Click for more info.

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Moby Dick

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville

The great John Huston’s (The Maltese Falcon, Wise Blood, The Dead) classic film adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick is, like all of Huston’s work, truly one of a kind. Set in the 19th century New England, the film follows the sole survivor of the lost whaling ship Pequod and its captain, Ahab’s (Gregory […]

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2020 Senior Exhibition

Colby’s graduating class of studio art majors have been working hard all year on their capstone work. Starting Friday, May 15, photographs, videos, artist statements, and more will be available via a special link shared by the Colby Museum of Art's Facebook Page. Follow the Colby Museum's social media channels for more information. The countdown […]

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Lively Spaces Virtual Arts Day Camp Begins

August 17-21: “Elements of Nature” August 24-28: “Making a World More Beautiful Place” FREE The Colby College Museum of Art is excited to announce the second virtual edition of Lively Spaces, its free summer arts day camp program. Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the Museum team would like to invite artists to create […]

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Artful Healing

Artful Healing provides an opportunity to practice a series of hands-on activities inspired by artworks in the galleries. Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR, is an art therapist with a private practice in Waterville, Maine, called Conscious Art Therapy. She is also a teaching artist, an adjunct college instructor, and a workshop and retreat facilitator who incorporates […]

A Conversation with Naomi Klein

We are delighted to announce that Naomi Klein will be the Fall 2020 keynote speaker for the humanities theme Boundaries and Margins, and will also serve as the 2020 Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities. Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and an […]

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Conversation with Colby Museum’s New Director

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Join Carolyn Muzzy Director Jacqueline Terrassa and Julia Lo ’14 for a conversation about the vision for the Museum and its interconnected programs, the central role of Colby students across all facets of the Museum, and new developments in the arts in downtown Waterville. Click for more info.

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Virtual Artful Movements: Time to Face Yourself

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Practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Our Artful Movements sessions begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by yoga and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. In this Artful Movements session, we will be inspired by Glenn Ligon’s Palindrome #1, 2007, and we will explore Mountain Pose […]

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Virtual Artful Meditation: Time to Face Yourself

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Experience greater mind-body connection though our Artful Meditation program. During this session, Jing Ye, a meditation teacher and a counselor at Colby College, will guide participants through a meditation inspired by Glenn Ligon’s Palindrome #1, 2007. Artful Meditation is part of the Museum’s wellness initiative, Let Art Inspire, all of which are available online through the Museum’s website and Facebook […]

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Virtual Artful Healing: Time to Face Yourself

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Practice a series of hands-on activities inspired by artworks in the galleries. In our Artful Healing sessions, Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR, an art therapist with a private practice in Waterville, Maine, called Conscious Art Therapy will gently guide participants through a creative healing exercise inspired by a work of art in the Museum’s collection. This offering will […]

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The Provenance Trap: Understanding the Modus Operandi of Art Forgers

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Noah Charney ’02 is founder and president of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA). His articles have appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, Salon, The Art Newspaper, the Observer, and Tendencias del Mercado del Arte. He is the Pulitzer-nominated author of 12 books, including The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of Master Forgers (Phaidon, 2015). The talk […]

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What is Missing?

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Join Colby College Museum of Art and Lunder Institute for American Art staff for a virtual Zoom conversation to learn how you can be a part of What is Missing?, artist Maya Lin’s “last memorial.” This project involves creating science-based artworks that include stories about environmental changes witnessed in the places where we live. Maya […]

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Reframing Modern Art of the American Southwest

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Lunder Institute Talks Join this conversation to explore new research shaping understanding of modern art of the American Southwest—the focus of the Lunder Institute’s Research Fellows Program in 2021–22. University of Delaware professor Jessica Horton (2021–22 Distinguished Scholar) and the Met’s Associate Curator of Native American Art Patricia Marroquin Norby (2021–22 Research Fellow) will discuss […]

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Visual Culture: Issues and Institutions

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Join us for a virtual panel discussion about a broad spectrum of Maine visual culture in the mid-century era. The program will expose audiences to some of the incredibly rich visual creations produced in, by, and for the state during the mid-century era, and ask them to consider how the state was represented in the […]

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Let Art Inspire: Artful Movements

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Practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the Colby College Museum of Art galleries. Our virtual Artful Movements sessions begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by yoga and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. LEARN MORE

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Arts Collaborative Open House

Greene Block + Studios - Arts Collaborative 18 Main Street, Waterville

This event is open to the Colby community and the general public.  From 11 am - 4 pm, guests will be able to meet the teaching artists of 18 Main Street as they demonstrate the free workshops that will be offered to the community. Arts education opportunities include screen printing, music-making, movement, creative aging, and […]

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Open Door Rehearsal: José Martinez and Leymis Bolanos Wilmott

Greene Block + Studios - Arts Collaborative 18 Main Street, Waterville

Join composer and sound sculptor, José Martínez along with experienced mover and choreographer Leymis Bolaños Wilmott, as they open their doors for observers to freely walk in and out of their rehearsal process. Open door encourages you to come and go as you wish, allowing for spectators to catch a glimpse of the creative process […]

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Screen Printing Workshops with Hope Rovelto

Greene Block + Studios - Arts Collaborative 18 Main Street, Waterville

Little Chair Printing will be offering workshops where you can learn how to screen print a t-shirt. This workshop is designed for just one-day drop-in or make it a recurring process to learn more and print more designs. You will have a chance to create your one of a kind one-color t-shirt design. Feel free […]

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Screen Printing Workshops with Hope Rovelto

Greene Block + Studios - Arts Collaborative 18 Main Street, Waterville

Little Chair Printing will be offering workshops where you can learn how to screen print a t-shirt. This workshop is designed for just one-day drop-in or make it a recurring process to learn more and print more designs. You will have a chance to create your one of a kind one-color t-shirt design. Feel free […]

Free
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Screen Printing Workshops with Hope Rovelto

Greene Block + Studios - Arts Collaborative 18 Main Street, Waterville

Little Chair Printing will be offering workshops where you can learn how to screen print a t-shirt. This workshop is designed for just one-day drop-in or make it a recurring process to learn more and print more designs. You will have a chance to create your one of a kind one-color t-shirt design. Feel free […]

Free
Recurring

Screen Printing Workshops with Hope Rovelto

Greene Block + Studios - Arts Collaborative 18 Main Street, Waterville

Little Chair Printing will be offering workshops where you can learn how to screen print a t-shirt. This workshop is designed for just one-day drop-in or make it a recurring process to learn more and print more designs. You will have a chance to create your one of a kind one-color t-shirt design. Feel free […]

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Art Chats

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K-12 educators, join Colby College Museum of Art staff and guest instructors for a monthly virtual meeting to have fun, spark ideas for your classroom, and create a community of practice and support. Each month, we’ll share a new set of looking activities, games, or other innovative approaches to encountering art. In January we will […]

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Artful Movement

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Practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the Colby Museum galleries. Our virtual Artful Movements sessions begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by yoga and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. In January, our theme of Let’s Reflect is inspired by Sister by Elizabeth […]

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