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
1907 - 1924 works exemplify techniques and materials reflecting an increasingly violent, technological era
Architectural sculptures consider light, space, and intuition in the wake of a changing climate
70 photographs use the body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation
Works reflect on the question, How do you locate a landscape?
Etchings capture “the innumerable foibles and follies to be found in any civilized society.”
Hybrid artworks made in protest against war and in celebration of the liberated female body
Video installation of a slowly flooding replica of a McDonald's investigates consumer culture's costs