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The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College

Peter H. and Paula Crane Lunder, with William D. Adams, Elizabeth Finch, Erica Hirshler, Lauren Lessing, Margaret MacDonald, Virginia Mecklenburg, William Truettner, Ankeney Weitz, and others

Hardcover, 10 x 12.25 in., 376 pp.


Promised to the Colby College Museum of Art in 2007, the Lunder Collection comprises over five hundred works of art, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, and is widely recognized as one of the most important collections of American art ever assembled by private collectors.

Conceived as the companion to the 2009 publication Art at Colby, the lavishly illustrated book is divided into seven sections. Their titles demonstrate the range and depth of works included: Lunder-Colville Chinese Art Collection, Art through the American Centennial, James McNeill Whistler, Art of the Gilded Age, Art of the American West, American Modernism, and Art after 1945. Befitting the breadth of the Lunder Collection, the twenty-four authors of the essays and reflections have been drawn from the many facets of the art world: curators, museum directors, teachers, and dealers, all specialists in their fields, who bring to their writing deep knowledge of the artworks and sometimes of the Lunders themselves.