Spotlight on Climate Change

This fall, the Colby Museum is featuring a slate of exhibitions and objects that examine the complex relationships between humans and the environment. To continue the conversations started in our galleries, The Lantern is soliciting submissions about art and climate change that expand on these shows and the larger themes they address. Interested in responding to a specific work or reflecting on the role of artists and art institutions in addressing the climate crisis? We are accepting written and multimedia submissions now. Please contact Anne Lunder Leland Curatorial Fellow Olivia Fountain with questions or proposals.

  • Photo Essay: Paddling the Messalonskee
    Photo Essay: Paddling the MessalonskeeOn September 15 and September 22, Colby College Director of Outdoor Education Ryan Linehan led two canoe trips on the Messalonskee River in conjunction with tours of the exhibition River Works: Whistler and the Industrial Thames. Joseph Bui ’22 photographed the trip, and Ryan offered the following thoughts on the ...
  • Lunder Institute Panel Discussion: What Role do Artists Have to Play in Addressing Climate Change?
    Lunder Institute Panel Discussion: What Role do Artists Have to Play in Addressing Climate Change?On Wednesday, September 18, Lunder Institute Fellow Phong Bui sat in conversation with artists Alexis Rockman and Allyson Viera and Colby professors Denise Bruesewitz and Keith Peterson to explore the idea that artists need to create at the same scale that society has the capacity to destroy. The panel discussion, organized ...
  • Brown Ash Endangerment and Indigenous Solutions
    Brown Ash Endangerment and Indigenous SolutionsBrown ash trees, also known as black ash, are critically endangered throughout the state of Maine. The emerald ash borer (EAB), a parasitic beetle that has already killed ash trees across the United States, was first detected in Maine last May—several years before it was anticipated. Faced with these ongoing ...