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Senior artist profile: Sitting down with Emma Rosenfield ’16

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. Over the course of the next several months, the Echo will feature interviews with the senior artists, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]

Powder & Wig takes on mental illness in Next to Normal

Powder & Wig takes on mental illness in Next to Normal

In an era when mental illness and the stigma surrounding it are extremely hot topics, especially on college campuses, it’s only that Powder and Wig brought these themes to the Colby campus. Next to Normal, a rock musical with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, is the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and a […]

The psychology of Art: Sitting down with Katie Southworth ’16

Each year in May, The Colby Museum of Art hosts the Senior Art Show, an exhibition featuring works by senior students ranging a variety of mediums, including photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. Over the course of the next several months, the Echo will feature profiles of the senior artists, showcasing their work and speaking to them about their personal inspirations […]

Expansive Robert Adams exhibit featured at Museum

Expansive Robert Adams exhibit featured at Museum

Having first debuted at the Colby Museum’s Winter Open House on February 11, “Turning Back” is an expansive exhibition that is currently on display until June 5. The collection features the work of acclaimed photographer Robert Adams, and consists of 164 photographs accompanied by excerpts of the photographer’s personal writing. Spanning both the Lower and Upper Jetté Galleries, the series […]

Marianne Hirsch: the Holocaust, photography, and education

On December 3, 2015 William Peterfield Trent, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University Marianne Hirsch, spoke to the community about her research in photography and the Holocaust. The well-attended talk was part of the annual Berger Family Holocaust Lecture, which aims to promote conversations about anti-Semitism, and is endowed by Dr. Robert and Patricia Berger (’62 P’96). In conjunction with her husband, Professor Emeritus of History at […]

Sitting down with Powder and Wig President, Katherine Kibler ’16

With years of experience under her belt, a passion for theater, and a crop of new talent from this year’s freshman class, the president of student run theater group Powder and Wig Katherine Kibler ’16 is prepared for anything. This week, she sat down with The Colby Echo to discuss her role in the student theater club and their plans […]

Annual Costume Party signals Museum’s increasing appeal

Annual Costume Party signals Museum’s increasing appeal

As per tradition, the Colby College Museum of Art celebrated Halloween with a full night of festivities on Thursday, October 29 with their annual Museum Costume Party.  Whether they were children from the local Waterville community, Colby students, or parents visiting for Family Homecoming weekend, almost 200 people filled the William D. Adams Gallery last Thursday night and celebrated the […]

Aluna Francis of English electric music duo AlunaGeorge performs in Page Commons as part of SPB’s Fall Concert.

Emerging talent AlunaGeorge draws crowds at Fall Concert

This past Saturday, October 24, the Student Programming Board (SPB) invited English electronic music duo AlunaGeorge to come to campus as the headlining performer for the annual Fall Concert. Held in Page Commons, the concert saw a number of Colby students and members of the public alike, adjust their normal Saturday night plans to attend the show. While there, audience […]

Art students and professors tour New York art scene

Art students and professors tour New York art scene

Over fall break, 13 Colby art majors and three Colby faculty members traveled to New York City on a Colby sponsored trip. The trip, made possible by the Mirken Family Endowment for Education, allowed students to explore the art world by taking them to one of the most exciting art hubs in the United States. This year, trip coordinators Mirken […]

Museum’s Fall Open House draws crowds

Museum’s Fall Open House draws crowds

The Colby College Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public through its Fall Open House on Thursday, September 24, 2015. From 6 to 6:30 p.m., visitors could meet and mingle in the William D. Adam’s Gallery, surrounded by artist Peter Soriano’s new installation: “Permanent Maintenance”. Accompanied by food, drink, and light music, nearly 200 guests both from the […]