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Sharon Corwin, Professor of Art; Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art and Chief Curator gives her insights on the College’s place in fostering debate around art-related topics in paper and around campus.

Art that inspires debate

Socially conscious art plays an important role in our culture. It can ask us to face injustices, inequalities, and common histories. There are many examples of public artworks that take on pressing societal concerns, and Nina Oleynik ’18 gives us a compelling one in her Sept. 28 Op-Ed in the Echo that looks at Kara Walker’s powerful sculpture A Subtlety, […]

by Sharon Corwin· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion
Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Inaugural Lunder Institute Artist In Residence kicks off

Artist, urban planner, musician, community organizer—a jack-of-all traits—Theaster Gates joins us on Mayflower Hill as the first inaugural Lunder Institute Artist in Residence. Made possible through the generous contributions of Peter ’56 and Life Trustee Paula Lunder, Gates’s residence this year will see through the mission of the newly established Lunder Institute of American Art to engage his practice and […]

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