Articles by: Nina Oleynik

The Bad Poet: Marsden Hartley and modernism

The Bad Poet: Marsden Hartley and modernism

Last Friday, Sept. 29, the Colby College Museum of Art hosted a noontime art talk in the Lower Jette Gallery. Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacquelyn Ardam and Mirken Director of Academic and Public Programs at the Colby College Museum of Art Lauren Lessing discussed modern art, modernist poetry and Marsden Hartley. Lessing began by discussing Hartley’s style as a […]

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A Piece of Work: Modern art for all

A Piece of Work: Modern art for all

Modern and contemporary art can be tricky. Was Andy Warhol actually a visionary? What makes performance art moving? And what’s the deal with Duchamp’s urinal? Equal parts illustrator and entertainer, Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson hosts a ten-episode series, produced in collaboration with MoMA and WNYC Studios, on just these topics. A Piece of Work examines some of the most famous […]

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What is the purpose of public art?

What is the purpose of public art?

Is public art solely to beautify the space it takes up? What does public art have to tell us about our collective history? Art in public spaces should be easily accessible to the community it serves. It should also reflect a portion of our history or culture that is worth sharing. Kara Walker is an African American artist who has […]

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The Return of the “Painter From Maine”: Marsden Hartley’s Maine

The Return of the “Painter From Maine”: Marsden Hartley’s Maine

As the self-proclaimed “Painter From Maine,” Marsden Hartley’s new exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art delivers a complex set of emotions and images pertaining to Maine. Inspired by transcendentalist thinkers such as Emerson and Thoreau, Hartley creates a narrative about his home state that is equal parts beautiful and dark. His complicated relationship with Maine is laid out […]