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Students have a chance to interact with and study alongside Leah Modigliani's thought-provoking work pertaining to questions of loss and displacement.

Leah Modigliani: How Long Can We Tolerate This? An incomplete record from 1933-1999

As of Sept. 1, How Long Can We Tolerate This? An incomplete record from 1933-1999 lines the lobby walls of the Colby Museum of Art. The artist, Leah Modigliani, lives in Philadelphia and is the Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Much thought and consideration goes into the where, what, and why of […]

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 […]

by Nina Oleynik· · 0 comments · Opinion
Senior art show participants speak about projects

Senior art show participants speak about projects

Today at 4:30 p.m., senior art majors will unveil their year-long projects in a professional display at the Colby College Museum of Art. The mediums range from photography to video to painting, all holding special significance to the artists. This event is a triumphant cumulation of the painstaking work and love that went into each and every one of these […]

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit  celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki exhibit celebrated at Colby Museum of Art

The Colby Museum of Art welcomed the pioneering exhibit No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki for an expansive four-month stay, filling the floors of both the lower and upper galleries with bursts of color and diaphanous shapes. While this exhibit has been open to the public since February, the Colby Museum put together an event this past Thursday to celebrate the exhibit’s […]

Colby Museum of Art from outside perspective

Colby joins top 20 in world for large donations

The Colby College Museum of Art has received a transformative gift from Peter and Paula Lunder, valued at over $100 million, that will add almost 1,150 pieces of art to the museum’s collection. The gift will also launch the Lunder Institute for American Art, a global research center dedicated to scholarly and creative exchange across disciplines. With this gift, Colby […]

Pequod senior editors call for art and literature submissions

Pequod senior editors call for art and literature submissions

It’s that time of year again: The Pequod, Colby’s student-run publication featuring creative work from artists and writers, is accepting submissions for its fall edition. The magazine has been an integral part of Colby’s Creative Writing program since 1968. Though faculty largely oversaw the submission and acceptance process in the past, recently The Pequod has relied primarily on students for […]

by Eliza Adams· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Getting to Know Colby Pottery

Getting to Know Colby Pottery

Without the pressure of spending Mother’s Day at home, it’s pretty easy for college students to avoid the idea of coil mugs altogether. Many, however, have opted to begin or continue their love of ceramics by joining the Colby Pottery Club. “I became interested in ceramics in my freshmen year. I had never done pottery before, and my friend took […]

by Louisa Goldman· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

New Works Festival producers prepare for opening night

New Works Festival, a culmination of a semester’s worth of work by students and faculty involved in seven classes across both the Theater and Dance Department and the Music Department, prepares to open.

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 […]

Davis Curricular Gallery adds dimension across disciplines

Davis Curricular Gallery adds dimension across disciplines

Walk through the glass double doors in the museum lobby, make a left-hand turn, and visitors to the Colby College Museum of Art will find themselves in the Davis Curricular Gallery. The gallery is a large, rectangular, white-walled room with frames neatly-spaced on the walls, and a sculpture that stands regally at the far end of the room. However the […]

by Michaela Morris· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment