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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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“Secret Garden (Waterville)” a Carly Glovinski Art Exhibition

Thu. Sep 27 - February 17, 2019

Waterville Public Library

We are honored to host a new interactive art installation by Carly Glovinski at the library.  Come over to the library and explore! And don't forget to check out more of Carly's amazing artwork at the Colby Museum of Art (http://www.colby.edu/museum/exhibition/currents8-carly-glovinski/) and on her website (http://www.carlyglovinski.com/). The installation will be available to explore at the…

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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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November 2018

Music in the Museum: Ah, Raza! The Making of an American Artist

Thu. Nov 15

Colby College Museum of Art, Paul J. Schupf Wing

In 1996 interdisciplinary artist and Colby music associate Gustavo Aguilar experienced a moment of psychic disequilibrium that prompted him to examine what it meant to identify as an American artist. Set against the backdrop of Aguilar’s bordertown hometown of Brownsville, Texas, Ah, Raza! The Making of an American Artist traces a line of continuity to…

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