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November 10th, 2022 - April 23, 2023
This exhibition encompasses two bodies of work by Naeem Mohaiemen, a 2020–21 Lunder Institute senior fellow and the inaugural recipient of the Alfonso Ossorio Creative Production Grant. Naeem Mohaiemen: grace includes new works as well as the artist’s 2020 film Jole Dobe Na (Bengali for “those who do not drown”).
September 27th, 2022 - June 11, 2023
This exhibition considers the early history of the Colby College Museum of Art, from its founding in 1959 up to 1973, the year the museum opened the Jetté Galleries, the first of five museum expansions. As a vision took shape for this teaching museum, the ambitions of those early years established the focus and direction for the collection.
September 20th, 2022 - June 11, 2023
In recent decades, Alex Katz has expanded his support of visual artists through the work of the Alex Katz Foundation, which has placed nearly 500 outstanding artworks with the Colby College Museum of Art. This installation of the Katz Foundation Collection explores the idea of visual polyphony. On view are artworks that experiment with opposing formal elements that create unexpected unities; richly material gestures that produce multisensory, bodily experiences; and explorations of dancers and choreography that put patterns of movement into action.
August 16th, 2022 - February 19, 2023
The first exhibition to examine Alex Katz’s collaborative work for the stage, this playful, cross-disciplinary project will bring together sketches, paintings, photographs, film, set pieces, costumes, and ephemera. Alex Katz: Theater and Dance will explore the ways that Katz introduced tenets of postwar painting into dance aesthetics, and the deep inspiration he has drawn from a prolonged study of performance.