Wednesday, August 31, 2016


A Place to Grow: From Agriculture to Visual Culture A History of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture August 31, 2016, 12:00 pm, Common Street Arts

Celebrating Skowhegan’s School of Painting and Sculpture 70th anniversary. CSA will present a visual history of the schools transition from a working farm to the school that has made an enormous impact on the visual arts, in particular, Post-War American Art

Life Drawing Open Studio August 31, 2016, 6:30 pm

Join us for our ongoing Life Drawing series.

We are currently drawing from the clothed model.

We meet every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm in the CSA Gallery.

Starting next Wednesday, July 6, we will be in our brand new location just across the park.

Drop-in for $15/session or purchase a 5-session card for just $50.00 ($10.00 / session)

Serious artists and beginners alike are welcome.

No instruction is given, just an opportunity to improve your life drawing skills by drawing from a live model with fellow students/artists.

Bring what you’d like to draw on and with. Chairs and drawing horses are available. Doors open at 6. Please come and arrive early enough to set up. Session starts at 6:30.

A Usable Past: American Folk Art at the Colby College Museum of Art August 31, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

A Usable Past features highlights of the Museum's extensive holdings of folk art of the United States, including many artworks from the American Heritage collection of Edith and Ellerton Jetté--one of the earliest collections to enter the Colby College Museum of Art.

Image featured: Thomas Chambers, Landscape, c. 1830. Oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. Colby College Museum of Art. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ellerton M. Jetté, 1956.086

Master Prints from the Lunder Collection August 31, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Featuring works from Dürer to Van Gogh, Master Prints from the Lunder Collection highlights four hundred years of the finest achievements in printmaking.

Image featured: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Three Trees, 1643. Etching with engraving and drypoint on ivory laid paper. Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 003.2014

From Stage To Page: Shakespeare in German Expressionist Prints August 31, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

This exhibition of German Expressionist prints from the 1918 folio Shakespeare Visionen demonstrates how Shakespeare’s emotionally complex characters and theatrical situations inspire rich comparisons across cultures and historical periods. Curated by Lev Pinkus ’17, Sophie Kaplan ’19, Lainey Curtis ’18, and Rachel Bird ’18 with support from the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Image featured: Thomas Theodor Heine, Macbeth, c. 1918. Etching, 14 x 7 1/4 in. (35.56 x 18.42 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sills, 1964.105AA

Highlights from the Permanent Collection August 31, 2016, 10:00 am

This exhibition showcases the reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent collection galleries and the integration of works from the Lunder Collection with the Museum’s core holdings, including recent gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation, and select loans. Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, this display reflects the Museum’s ongoing commitment to a comprehensive representation of American art from the nineteenth century through the present.

Image featured: Colby College Museum of Art, Arthur-Vining Davis Gallery. Photo by trentbellphotography.

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