Artistas americanos contra el cambio climático

Clara Ortiz is an Argentinian artist who works with natural fibers. Her practice, which includes making her own dyes, references the life and memory of her people. She visited the Colby

Photo Essay: Paddling the Messalonskee

On 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

Walls of Colby

As Colby students, we first see the spaces we live in as bare, white-walled rooms, devoid of any evidence of human presence. They feel alien at first—disconcertingly empty boxes we’ll inhabit for nine months, but never really own. We wage war against this unfamiliarity and temporariness through the decoration and personalization of our dorm room walls.

Japanese Folding Screens

The Beauty of Byobu

The diversity of the Byobu screens displays the different stages of Chinese influence, from screens that are exact copies of Chinese paintings to those that merely interpret Chinese subjects.

Where in the World Was MSAB over Jan Plan?

Every year Colby students from all majors and class years have the opportunity to focus their studies intensively on one subject for the month of January. This year, nearly every Museum Student Advisory Board (MSAB) member chose to focus his or her studies on life outside the Colby campus. Here’s a little bit of what MSAB members have to say about their experiences. . . .

Artwork out of the Museum

Winslow Homer and Prouts Neck

When I was able to put Homer’s work in context, not only out of the museum but off the pedestal of “genius” that often surrounds great artists, I found myself thinking about his paintings differently. I was able to see improvisation, movement, and creativity that I hadn’t noticed before.