Quilted Conversations

Reflecting Upon Violence Through Textiles

The Museum is partnering with Colby’s Feminist Alliance, Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity (SOBHU), and the Womxn of Color Alliance (WOCA) to put together a series of workshops.

Face Off

Portraiture as Political Effigy

Benjamin Hallowell’s charmed life in Boston came to an end on August 26, 1765. . .

Artists unknown, American Scrimshaw Corset Busks, c. 1845. Ivory and baleen, ink. Various dimensions. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ellerton M. Jetté, American Heritage Collection 1956.103

A Second Skin

Scrimshaw Corsest Busks

Men drawn to the whaling life were promised adventure, but scrimshaw attests that excitement did not dominate the months or years they were out at sea.

Still from William Kentridge, Tango For Page Turning

Director’s Spotlight

The New Media Arts Consortium

The Museum looks to build its new media collection in partnership with peer institutions.

A Year of Transitions

Reflecting on Mentorship

“But this year, Beth has gently reminded me that all aspects of my experience, including that of being a woman, can enrich my work as a curator.”