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Colby College Museum of Art

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September 2018

Darkness Visible: Goya Prints from the Lunder Collection

Thu. Sep 13 - January 20, 2019

Colby College Museum of Art

In the last years of the eighteenth century, the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) conceived a series of prints guided solely, he professed, by his imagination. Los Caprichos, or the Caprices, is the whimsical title Goya gave to his project, yet the series' images are far from lighthearted. For Goya, an artist beholden to the…

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Nancy Spero: Unbound

Thu. Sep 13 - January 20, 2019

Colby College Museum of Art

For more than five decades, Nancy Spero (1926-2009) pioneered a feminist art practice that fiercely defied the social expectations imposed on women. Using a lexicon of appropriated imagery, Spero envisioned, as she observed in 1987, "all manner of processions, conflicts, interruptions and disruptions." Her hybrid artworks made in protest against war and in celebration of…

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currents 8: Carly Glovinski

Tue. Sep 25 - February 17, 2019

Colby College Museum of Art

For the eighth installment of the currents series, Carly Glovinski has created a two-part exhibition that will be shown concurrently at the Colby Museum and the Waterville Public Library. Presented alongside her installations of painted, cast, and woven sculptures will be contextual source material, including artworks from the Lunder Collection and library books awaiting readers.

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October 2018

Torkwase Dyson: Nautical Dusk

Thu. Oct 4 - January 6, 2019

Colby College Museum of Art

In 1903 Sam Osborne retired from Colby College after working as a janitor for thirty-seven years. On July 1st, 1904 Osborne died, and what was to follow was a stream of obituaries. Each description, by known and unknown students and journalists, points to the ways in which members of the Colby community used metaphors of…

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