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5 women artists on view for Women's History Month ✨

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It’s just one week until our Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz is back open to the public with a brand new installation! Come by soon and learn more about the different strategies of repetition in the artist’s work.

Across Katz’s portraits, landscapes, and ...collaborations with poets, repetition offers the artist a set of creative tools for observing the world and connecting to it intentionally. Through processes such as reflection and reduplication, Katz transforms the people and places that comprise his two homes—New York City and Lincolnville, Maine—into powerful images that reveal his enchantment with modern life and his dedication to painting.

Be sure and check out this installation after it opens on March 31!


Alex Katz, Double Portrait with Frames, 1960. Oil on masonite, 20 x 31 1/2 in. (50.8 x 80.01 cm). Gift of the artist; 1995.061.

Amanda O’Malley Santangelo ’14 is utilizing her liberal arts education from Colby to forge a career in tech as a product manager at @Apple Watch. Read more about her experiences working in the world of artificial intelligence. https://fal.cn/3wPdH

March 23rd is National Puppy Day! This painting by Norman Rockwell, Roadline Painter's Problem (1937), features a sprightly pooch.

Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) was born in New York City. He worked for most of his life as an illustrator for Boy’s Life, The Saturday Evening ...Post, Look, and other magazines. He used models, often his neighbors, to pose for sketches and photographs — often for hours at a time. He then used those studies to create his paintings. Norman Rockwell once described his work as “sharing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.” Today, his art has become a staple of Americana.

This painting is currently on view in our Sam L. Cohen Gallery.


Norman Rockwell, Roadline Painter's Problem, 1937. Oil on canvas, 31 in. x 25 in. (78.74 cm x 63.5 cm). The Lunder Collection; 2013.246.

Giovanna Novi ’25 has been awarded a coveted 2023 Projects for Peace grant to implement a unique training program to teach effective and respectful communication skills for use with senior adults. https://fal.cn/3wN8s

Congratulations to Abby Newkirk '03, our Linde Family Foundation Senior Coordinator of School and Teacher Programs, for being named the 2023 Museum Art Educator of the Year by the Maine Art Education Association! We’re so happy she’s being recognized for all of the work she’s doing that ...so vibrantly enriches the schools and educators we collaborate with. Woo-hoo! 🥳👏

Come join us Thursday at noon for an #ArtBreak with Joshua Veilleux, Downtown Gallery Assistant. We will be discussing Jojo (1956) by Ashley Bryan, located in the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center.

Bryan made puppets out of cast-off treasures and natural ...objects he gathered on walks along the Maine shoreline such as sea glass, twine, bones, fishing nets, and driftwood. The puppets are named after characters in African tales — for instance, Jojo (storyteller) from East Africa. What are your impressions of Jojo? Join us in conversation to share your thoughts!

Each Thursday, our Art Break series allows visitors to spend time in the galleries looking at art with others during a 30-minute experience facilitated by Colby students and museum staff. Please note that this event will be at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville.


Installation view of Ashley Bryan / Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms featuring Jojo (1956), Colby College Museum of Art’s Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, Waterville, Maine, 2023.

@iwlca named Gianna Bruno as the @ncaadiii National Offensive Player of the Week for tallying 5️⃣ goals and 8️⃣ assists in two wins, including six points against Wesleyan as @colbywlax delivered the Cardinals their first loss of the season

Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco, Litt.D. ’14, co-vice chair of the Board of Governors of the @ColbyMuseum will receive a National Humanities Medal at the White House, one of the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government. https://fal.cn/3wKSg