Art of Empire

Anti-racist protests across the globe have precipitated the long overdue removal of many public monuments in recent weeks. For over a decade, the British artist Hew Locke has interrogated Victorian

Art + Conversation: Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing

Sarah Duff, assistant professor of history at Colby College, and Diana Tuite, Katz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, discuss the Queen Victoria figurehead in the Colby Museum collection and

Hew Locke on Here’s the Thing

On February 20, 2020, Hew Locke spoke at the Colby College Musuem of Art in connection with the opening of his solo show Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing. His wide-ranging talk

Baked Alaska: Hope in the Time of Disaster

This essay is adapted from an assignment in the Colby College course Environmental Humanities: Stories of Crisis and Resilience, taught by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities Christopher Walker.  The exhibition Occupy Colby featured

Art in Conversation with Climate Change: Anthropological Reflections

Ethnography and art can be forms of storytelling. Both can surface hidden patterns, invisible undercurrents, and fraught dimensions of life, revealing uncomfortable truths and subjugated knowledges. How does ethnography speak