Join us for the 2022 Senior Exhibition Opening Reception. Spend time in the Davis Gallery, viewing the capstone projects of 12 senior studio art majors. Pick up an exhibition catalogue containing images, artist statements, and analyses of works in the show, written by students in AR356. Enjoy refreshments, and remarks from faculty and staff. The 2022…

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Each Thursday, join us to spend time with a work of art on view in the galleries at the Colby Museum. This week, Glenda Winn, museum docent, will lead the program, focusing on Pas De Deux by Alex Katz, located in the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz. Talking as a group about works…

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Beets and Letters is a performance centered around food, grief, and community. During the performance, the artist will offer freshly steamed beets, homemade halva, fresh hot tea, and letters from a wheeled cart for guests’ consumption. Letters written by Iranian authors for lost loved ones will be performed for any individual who orders food. Golaleh…

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Join us for a year-end celebration of our Let Art Inspire programs—Artful Movements and Artful Meditation and Expression. Both programs are part of the museum’s wellness initiative, which includes a variety of programs that connect mind, body, and art in innovative ways. We will host an in-person event featuring yoga, sound bathing, and opportunities for creative expression, including journaling,…

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K–12 educators, join Colby College Museum of Art staff and guest instructors for a monthly virtual meeting to have fun, spark ideas for your classroom, and create a community of practice and support. Each month, we’ll share a new set of looking activities, games, or other innovative approaches to encountering art. This month we will…

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Flow river, flow! Join the Children’s Discovery Museum and special guest, Melissa Bastien to discover the wonders of the Kennebec River. In honor of our beautiful river, we will create colorful, textured, paper and paint collages. “Wonder Walkers” by Micha Archer Art in the Park is back! Once again, Waterville Creates has joined forces with…

Due to our predicted extreme temperatures, join us at 18 Main St for this event. Art for small hands, art for all hands! Gather with us to paint your own mini painting! Based on the illustrations in Sophie Blackall’s book, “Hello, Lighthouse”, we will explore her gorgeous coastal color palette of sea-greens, ocean-blues, whites, and…

Celebrate ocean animals! Pay homage to your favorite sea creature by creating a colorful tissue paper sun catcher. This art-making technique mimics the beautiful, light catching, qualities of stained glass. A joyful artform for all ages, your creation will be the perfect way to brighten your favorite space. Book: “Swashby and the Sea” by Beth…

Explore animation with the magic of flip books! In celebration of the Maine International Film Festival, learn the classic technique of creating a flip book—combining hand-drawn art and the science of optical illusion. This delightful activity is fun for all ages. Book: “Lights! Camera! Alice” by Mara Rockliff Art in the Park is back! Once again, Waterville…

In collaboration with Waterville Creates, Colby College Museum of Art will present a family-friendly activity, inspired by the art of author-illustrator, Ashley Bryan. The museum recently acquired five Ashley Bryan paintings— vibrant and colorful images of people, nature, and still life arrangements that celebrate the beauty in everyday life. At this program, participants will create…

In collaboration with Waterville Creates, Colby College Museum of Art presents a fun photography activity for all ages. There will be opportunities to be part of the museum’s Picturing Our Community engagement project, which is inspired by the exhibition, Act of Sight: The Tsiaras Family Photography Collection. We’ll have instant cameras, printers, and art materials…