Whistler: Nature and Nation Symposium

On October 15, 2015 the Colby College Museum of Art will host a one day symposium, Whistler: Nature and Nation. Generously supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the symposium is dedicated to the exploration of how the American artist James McNeill Whistler reimagined ideas of nature and nation in light of his international contexts and experiences.  Speakers include leading scholars on Whistler and the history of American Art. Click on the save-the-date for a list of speakers. Please contact Justin McCann at jbmccann(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)colby.edu for more information.

Whistler Nature and Nation

Whistler and the World Hits the Presses

Colby College Museum of Art’s Whistler and the World: The Lunder Collection of James McNeill Whistler began printing today at Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, RI. The catalogue, which includes twenty-four essays and features the entire collection of over 300 Whistlers, will be available in mid-September. The exhibition of the same name opens on September 24th at the museum in Waterville, ME.

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Whistler’s Mother Talk at the Clark Art Institute

Justin McCann, Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow at the Colby College Museum of Art, will give a talk this Saturday, August 8th at 11 a.m. at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, as part of the Clark’s exhibition Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black and White. McCann’s talk is entitled “Whistler’s Mother: A Family History” and looks at the iconic painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, from the context of Whistler’s family history and his relationship with his mother.