Colby College Museum of Art houses a diverse collection of more than 8,000 works in all media, with a focus on American and contemporary art. In addition to 76 works by American folk artists, holdings include 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century American sculpture, late-19th-century American painting, Stieglitz' circle, and contemporary art.
The collection includes major artists such as John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Winslow Homer, William Merritt Chase, Mary Cassatt and Robert Henri, as well as significant 20th- and 21st-century American artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Manship, George Bellows, Fairfield Porter, Marsden Hartley, and Alex Katz, who has donated more than 700 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, Chuck Close, Lois Dodd, and Elizabeth Murray make up the Museum’s impressive contemporary collection.
The museum is on the Maine Art Museum trail
Images filled with speed and power illuminate photography's role in capturing sport's drama and poetry
Images examine urban spaces directing attention to landscapes altered by human intervention
Recent acquisitions presented alongside works by artists long represented in the Museum’s collection
Showcases the craftsmanship and beauty of objects from New England farm life over a century ago
1907 - 1924 works exemplify techniques and materials reflecting an increasingly violent, technological era
Explores the verve and exuberance of John Marin and his art through watercolors, etchings, and oils