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Thursday Art Party

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

Join the fun at the Thursday Art Party, co-hosted by the Colby College Student Government Association. Get creative as you decorate your own mug inspired by art on view at the museum. Enjoy Grey December’s set in the lobby and hear the Colby 8 perform in the galleries. We’ve got refreshments covered, including delicious catered […]

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Symposium on Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village

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

Join the Colby College Museum of Art and its Lunder Institute for American Art for a two-day symposium organized in conjunction with the Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village exhibition. Exhibition collaborators, artists, curators, and scholars will gather for a series of panel discussions on Native American art, American art, and art of the American West. Topics […]

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Museum of Art Fall Open House

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

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for our Fall Open House, an art-tastic evening of gallery tours, art projects, food and drink, and more. We’re celebrating our current on-campus museum exhibitions—Painted: Our Bodies, Hearts, and Village, Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change, Constellations: Forming the Collection, 1973–2023, Come Closer: Selections from the Collection, 1978–1994, and Alex Katz: […]

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Community Day

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

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for a day of family-friendly art, creative workshops, music, food, and interactive gallery experiences. Create your own works of art at the Art Tent with Lunder Institute resident fellow Genevieve Gaignard and Papay Solomon. Engage in looking activities in our galleries, and spend time in our exhibitions—Painted: Our […]

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Opening Day Celebration: Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change

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

Join us for an opening day celebration for our new exhibition Whistler: Streetscapes, Urban Change. Curator David Park Curry will lead gallery tours and sign advance copies of the accompanying exhibition catalogue. Tours will be offered at 2 and 3:30 pm, and he will be available to sign books and talk with visitors in the museum lobby […]

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SLICE: Museum Curation + Social Media

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

Learn how museums create exhibitions and what steps they take to promote, advertise, and engage their potential visitors. Participants will take a special tour at the Colby Museum (before it opens to the public!) with some of the staff who helped create the exhibition. Learn how museums use social media as a tool for outreach, […]

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Senior Exhibition Opening Reception

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

Join the Colby College Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of their 2023 Senior Exhibition featuring works by graduating Colby studio art majors. This annual exhibition offers students the opportunity to exhibit their work and participate in the museum’s exhibition process from start to finish, representing the culminating capstone projects of their studies in […]

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Duo Edelen: Baroque Seminar and Recital

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

Join Duo Edelen for an introduction and demonstration of the essential elements of Baroque performance in a lecture recital format. Duo Edelen has performed since 1983 in countless concerts in both the US and Europe on both modern and original instruments. The duo is made up of Fred Edelen and Christina Scott Edelen, who perform […]

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Thursday Art Party

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

Thursday Art Party: Dance and Design Join us for a night at the museum, curated by the Colby Museum Student Board. Design tote bags inspired by Alex Katz: Theater and Dance, watch student dance and theater performances in the galleries, participate in a scavenger hunt, and enjoy music and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages for ages […]

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Art Break

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

Art Break: Sparkle Knot III by Lynda Benglis Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Siera Hyte, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will facilitate the conversation, focusing on Sparkle Knot III by Lynda Benglis, located in All […]

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

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Jillian Impastato, Mirken Coordinator of Campus and Community Collaboration, will facilitate the conversation, focusing on Cascade VIII by Louise Nevelson, located in the Sally and Michael Gordon Gallery. Art Break is grounded in the […]

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Hanzaburo Araki and Nicole Rabata

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

This program will feature traditional shakuhachi pieces performed by a shakuhachi grand master Hanzaburo Araki, and contemporary works for modern flute inspired by the rich tradition of the shakuhachi. The performance will highlight the deep and ancient traditions of the Japanese shakuhachi, a bamboo end-blown flute, and how these traditions have influenced contemporary compositions for the […]

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Colby Jazz Collective

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

Join the Colby College Museum of Art and the Music Department for a fall celebration of music and art. We’ll kick off our Music in the Museum series with an outdoor performance by the Colby Jazz Collective, featuring Colby music department faculty playing a collection of well-known tunes from the standard Jazz repertoire. Visit the […]

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Art Break: Dance

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

Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Levi Prombaum, Colby Museum Katz Consulting Curator, will facilitate the program, focusing on Alex Katz’s 2022 “Dance” series located in the Alex Katz: Theater and Dance exhibition (Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works […]

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Colby Community Day

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

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for our annual Community Day celebration! Create your own works of art with the Common Threads Art Tent, engage with looking activities in our galleries, spend time in our summer exhibitions—Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection, Sarah Cain: hand in hand, and Andrew Wyeth: Life and […]

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Suites, Sonatas, and Standards

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

With Peter Bloom, flute and Mark Leighton, guitar. Chamber-jazz excursion, from the salons of Paris, Vienna and Sao Paulo to the nightclubs of New York: music by Schubert, Jacques Ibert, Mauro Giuliani, Villa-Lobos, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Charlie Parker. This performance takes place in the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the works of Alex Katz […]

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Saturday Spotlight Tour

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

Join the Colby College Museum of Art for a special guided tour of their galleries. One of the museum’s trained docents or staff will walk you through the galleries for a unique look at the permanent collection and insights into the special exhibitions Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine and Jacob Lawrence: The Life of […]

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Duane Edwards Trio

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

Join the Colby College Music Department for a series of live performances in the Colby Museum galleries, featuring local and regional musicians. This program features the Duane Edwards Trio in a jazz and modern music performance, with selections from Edwards’ first album, Time Machine, new material from a forthcoming record, Birds, and improvisational arrangements of modern pop […]

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Art Break: Vessels by Theaster Gates

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

Spend 30 minutes with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum galleries. This week, today the focus is on a group of works, Vessel #21, Vessel #5, and Vessel #2 by Theaster Gates, located in the William D. Adams Gallery (Lobby). Talking as a group about works of art can offer us […]

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Drypoint Printmaking Workshop

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

This hands-on, in-person workshop is Inspired by the artist Mary Cassatt’s creative experimentation with the printmaking process. Participants will spend time looking at her prints in the exhibition, Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt, and then move to an Art Department studio space where Adriane Herman, Lunder Institute for American Art Residential Fellow, will lead the […]

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Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt

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

Join Daniel Harkett, associate professor of art, and exhibition co-curators Justin McCann and Shalini Le Gall for an in-gallery conversation about Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. This conversation will delve into the themes of the exhibition, offering a better understanding of Mary Cassatt’s printmaking process and the role of women and children, identity, […]

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Community Day and Emotional Value Auction at Colby Museum

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

Join us for Community Day, a celebration of the Colby Museum’s two new exhibitions—Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt and Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine. All are welcome for a day of fun, with looking activities in the galleries, art-making projects and performances with Lunder Institute Residential Fellows, music from the Ideal Maine Social Aid […]

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Colby College Museum of Art Reopens to the Public

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

The Colby College Museum of Art will reopen to all members of the public on Friday, June 4. Join us for the final weekend of Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960, which the Boston Globe describes as “thrilling” and “a revelation.” Before visiting, please read our visitor guidelines.

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Artful Movements: Find Your Inner Self

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

“Standing Figure (Proud Oriental Figure)” is a sculpture made of terracotta, a type of ceramic, and the Eagle yoga pose alludes to its physical form. To create the yoga pose, one must sculpt one’s own body, moulding oneself into an upright posture by crossing arms and legs while standing. Part of Let Art Inspire, the […]

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Recurring

Art + Storytelling: Animals All Around

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

This event is cancelled After a brief exploration of the museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme — in March it will be “Animals all Around.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art. Recommended […]

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