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Stop by to experience an open rehearsal as Palaver Strings joins forces with the genre-defying chamber ensemble Warp Trio to present Affirmation. You can come and go as you please during this window of time. This program centers music and stories that have been suppressed or misrepresented in mainstream media narratives. At the heart of…

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This movement class celebrates the positive impact that the arts can have on connecting with our community, enriching our lives, and bettering our health. Join in the fun as we share stories, move our bodies, and make dances about anything and everything. No dance experience is required. Although this class is primarily engaging older adults…

Spend 30 minutes with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum galleries. This week, we’ll focus on a group of works, Vessel #21, Vessel #5, and Vessel #2 by Theaster Gates, located in the William D. Adams Gallery (Lobby). Talking as a group about works of art can offer us new ways…

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Spend 30 minutes with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum galleries. This week, we’ll focus on a group of new acquisitions, Untitled by Carmen Herrera. Talking as a group about works of art can offer us new ways to see the world, pose difficult questions, get us in touch with our emotions,…

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Spend 30 minutes with a work of art on view in the Colby Museum galleries. This week, we’ll focus on The Defenders by Rosalyn Drexler, located in our Sally and Michael Gordon Gallery. Talking as a group about works of art can offer us new ways to see the world, pose difficult questions, get us…

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Get the know the art practices of the Lunder Institute of American Art Residential Fellows with the monthly Lunder Institute Open Studios at Greene Block + Studios. Meet Julia Arredondo, E. Saffronia Downing, Veronica Perez, and Adriane Herman at this event, which is free and open to all.

Experience greater mind-body connection through our in-person Artful Meditation and Expression program. Participants will join art therapist Bodhi Simpson in a guided meditation session in the Colby Museum galleries, followed by an art making experience in our Mirken Education Center. This offering will support your personal comfort with creative expression, increase self-awareness, and offer simple tools to support…

Join this hands-on, in-person workshop inspired by the artist Mary Cassatt’s creative experimentation with the printmaking process. Participants will spend time looking at her prints in the exhibition, Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt, and then move to an Art Department studio space where Adriane Herman, Lunder Institute for American Art Residential Fellow, will…

Join this hands-on, in-person workshop inspired by the artist Mary Cassatt’s creative experimentation with the printmaking process. Participants will spend time looking at her prints in the exhibition, Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt, and then move to an Art Department studio space where Adriane Herman, Lunder Institute for American Art Residential Fellow, will…

Join us for a virtual conversation about two ground-breaking exhibitions on view this fall in New England museums. Like many American painters of his generation, Bob Thompson (1937–1966) sought inspiration in mythological subjects. In Thompson’s case, this meant reinterpreting compositions such as Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda (1554­–56), which is currently on view in the United…

Join us for a conversation that delves into how art can empower social justice work. We’ll hear from educators and artists who center a Bob Thompson painting in Project Reset, a diversion program based in the New York City area in which participants can attend an arts program as an alternative to appearing in court.…

Enjoy an evening of performances, art-making projects, gallery experiences, and refreshments in celebration of three Colby Museum exhibitions now on view—Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt, Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine, and Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture. This event is free and open to all. art Join in a variety of…