Colby College Museum of Art
The Colby College Museum of Art offers an outstanding view of American art from the early 18th century through the present.
The American Heritage Collection, gift of Edith and Ellerton Jetté, includes 76 works by American folk artists. The 13 galleries of the Lunder Wing exhibit important works by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, Paul Manship, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
The Museum also showcases the work of significant 20th-century American artists, many of whom lived or worked in Maine, including John Marin, George Bellows, Fairfield Porter, Marsden Hartley, and Alex Katz, who has donated more than 700 magnificent works to the Museum. Site-specific sculpture by Richard Serra and Sol LeWitt, as well as important recent gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation of works by Adolph Gottlieb, Rudy Burckhardt, Chuck Close, Jennifer Bartlett, and Elizabeth Murray make up the Museum’s impressive contemporary collection.
The Lunder Collection, promised to the Museum in 2007, constitutes one of the most important art collections ever to be donated to a liberal arts college and contains remarkable works of 19th- and 20th-century American art, including more than 200 prints by James McNeill Whistler.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday, 12 pm - 4 pm; closed major holidays
John Singleton Copley
James McNeill Whistler
William Merritt Chase