Current & Coming | By Kat McCarrick

The Lunder Collection is unveiled at the Colby College Museum of Art

July 11, 2013  |  

On July 13, the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, reopens, unveiling its nationally-acclaimed collection of more than 8,000 works of art. The addition of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, a sparkling glass structure designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects, on the quintessential New England college campus, will display the impressive inaugural exhibition, The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College. The collection, on view through June 8, 2014, features the more than 500 pieces of art donated by Colby alumni Peter Lunder ‘56 and Paula Lunder covering works from nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century American artists, including James McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Judd, and Louise Nevelson. In addition, the exhibition will reflect on important thematic elements within the collection that serve as historical place-markers, such as representations of American myt…» More

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