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Colby Museum of Art

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September 2019

Fall Open House

Thu. Sep 19

Colby Museum of Art

Fall Open House celebrates the exhibitions that will be on view during the Fall 2019 semester with live music, demonstrations, art-making, gallery experiences, refreshments, and opportunities to learn about upcoming programs. Spend time in the galleries viewing exhibitions that feature contemporary art by Wabanaki artists, the 2019 Faculty Biennial Show, photographs of Waterville community members,…

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Noontime Art Talk with Fall Art Studio Faculty

Fri. Sep 20

Colby Museum of Art

The 2019 Faculty Biennial Show artists - Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Garry Mitchell, Amanda Lilleston, Charles Orzech, and Thalassa Raasch - will discuss their works that are on view September 5 - 22, 2019. Our Noontime Art Talk programs consist of Museum staff members, Colby faculty members, and guest speakers discussing current exhibitions or works…

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Artful Movements: Channel your Inner God or Goddess with Art

Sat. Sep 21

Colby College Museum of Art

In this FREE one-hour session, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Each session will begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by movement and meditation with Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. Beginners, families, and children over the age…

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Guided Canoe Trip with Ryan Linehan

Sun. Sep 22

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

This program delves into themes of industry, waterways, and the environment, with conversation in the galleries and on the Messalonskee River. We’ll begin at the Museum with a guided gallery experience, followed by a light lunch, before proceeding to the canoe launch site. The 2½-hour canoe trip will be guided by Ryan Linehan, Associate Director…

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Music in the Museum: Tim Burris and Joëlle Morris

Tue. Sep 24

Colby Museum of Art

Spain of the 1860’s was a hotbed of guitar activity, for composers and for the legendary guitar builder Antonio de Torres Jurado. Ms. Morris and Mr. Burris will perform works by Antonio Cano, Tomás Damas and José Viñas. Mr. Burris plays on a copy of an 1864 Torres guitar.

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Community + Campus Film Series: Moby Dick

Wed. Sep 25

Railroad Square Cinema

The Museum, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents this series of films related to current exhibitions and collections. Director John Huston’s classic film adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick will be shown in conjunction with the exhibition, Alex Katz/Moby Dick on view at the Colby College Museum of Art through March 1, 2020. The…

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Art + Storytelling: Finding Home

Sat. Sep 28

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

Following a brief exploration of the galleries with Museum staff and Colby student interns, the group reads a children’s book related to the month’s theme—in September, it will be “Finding Home.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art. Recommended…

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October 2019

Maine Craft Weekend Events at the Colby Museum of Art

Sat. Oct 5

Colby Museum of Art

In collaboration with Maine Craft Weekend, the Colby College Museum of Art will provide additional tours and activities related to the Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry exhibition featuring contemporary art by basketmakers, canoe makers, carvers, painters, and beadworkers of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada. All tours and activities are…

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Maine Craft Weekend Events at the Colby Museum of Art

Sun. Oct 6

Colby Museum of Art

In collaboration with Maine Craft Weekend, the Colby College Museum of Art will provide additional tours and activities related to the Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry exhibition featuring contemporary art by basketmakers, canoe makers, carvers, painters, and beadworkers of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada. All tours and activities are…

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Art + Storytelling: Animals in Art

Sat. Oct 12

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

Following a brief exploration of the galleries with Museum staff and Colby student interns, the group reads a children’s book related to the month’s theme—in October, it will be “Animals in Art.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art.…

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Artful Movements: Time to Face Yourself

Sat. Oct 19

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

In this FREE one-hour session, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Each session will begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by movement and meditation with Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. Beginners, families, and children over the age…

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Art + Storytelling: Animals in Art

Sat. Oct 26

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

Following a brief exploration of the galleries with Museum staff and Colby student interns, the group reads a children’s book related to the month’s theme—in October, it will be “Animals in Art.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art.…

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November 2019

Artful Movements: Time to Power-Up

Sat. Nov 2

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

In this FREE one-hour session, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Each session will begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by movement and meditation with Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. Beginners, families, and children over the age…

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Artful Movements: Let the Music Move You

Sat. Nov 2

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

In this FREE one-hour session, Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Each session will begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by movement and meditation with Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. Beginners, families, and children over the age…

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Art + Storytelling: Wish Upon a Star

Sat. Nov 9

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

Following a brief exploration of the galleries with Museum staff and Colby student interns, the group reads a children’s book related to the month’s theme—in November, it will be “Wish Upon a Star.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of…

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Community + Campus Film Series, Five Seasons

Tue. Nov 12

Colby Museum of Art

The Museum, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents this series of films related to current exhibitions and collections. Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf is a documentary about landscape designer Piet Oudolf, who describes his creative process from his abstract sketches to his conventional notions of  beauty, public space, and nature. This screening…

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Music in the Museum: Gulimina Mahamuti

Thu. Nov 14

Colby Museum of Art

Internationally acclaimed Chinese-American pianist, Dr. Gulimina Mahamuti, will share a solo recital on piano transcriptions of J.S. Bach-Egon Petri, D. Scarlatti-Enrique Granados, and Schubert-Liszt, and feature music by Maine composer, Lucas Richman, maestro of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, with his Reflections for solo piano.

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Noontime Art Talk with Sharon Corwin and Katherine Stubbs

Wed. Nov 20

Colby College Museum of Art, Paul J. Schupf Wing

Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, will be in conversation with Katherine Stubbs, Associate Professor of English, about issues and themes related to the Alex Katz/Moby Dick exhibition, on view through March 1, 2020. Our Noontime Art Talk programs consist of Museum staff members, Colby faculty members, and guest speakers discussing current exhibitions…

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Art + Storytelling: Wish Upon a Star

Sat. Nov 23

William D. Adams Gallery, Colby College

Following a brief exploration of the galleries with Museum staff and Colby student interns, the group reads a children’s book related to the month’s theme—in November, it will be “Wish Upon a Star.” Afterward, preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will visit the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of…

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