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Bird Watching features a sketch your own bird activity, allowing museum-goers to add their own artistic talent to the exhibit.

Bye-Bye Birdie: Taxidermy Talk at the Museum

“If you want to learn about dead birds, you’re in the right place,” said artist, field biologist, and taxidermist, Jordan Chalfont. On Thursday, November 2nd in the Mirken Education Center, Chalfont alongside Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies, Justin McCann, led “Franken-Bird: A Taxidermy Talk and Demonstration,” which combined both a discussion of the Bird Watching: Audobon and Ornithology in Early […]

An artful Halloween: costume party at the Colby Museum

An artful Halloween: costume party at the Colby Museum

“What’s this?” A young boy dressed as a superhero asked his mother, pointing to the frames of a Leah Modigliani exhibit. His mother explained the piece of work over the music and chatter that filled the Colby College Museum of Art. On Thursday, Oct. 26, art not only hung on  the walls but walked around the lobby, explored the galleries, […]

Marsden Hartley’s Maine opened this summer at the Colby Museum of art, giving the public a unique opportunity to view a show of this size in his home state. Here, Knotting Rope (1939-40) shows the raw and complex emotion Hartley felt towards Maine.

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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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 […]

Hartley’s new exhibit in the Colby College Museum depicts scenes of Maine. Above is the center of the exhibit and behind are various landscapes by the painter himself.

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 […]