Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville

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The Colby College Museum of Art is an art museum located on the campus of Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Founded in 1959 and now comprising five wings, nearly 8,000 works and more than 38,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Colby College Museum of Art has built a collection that specializes in American and contemporary art with additional, select collections of Chinese antiquities and European paintings and works on paper. The Museum serves as a teaching resource for Colby College and is a major cultural destination for the residents of Maine and visitors to the state.
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  • Took visitors here from New Jersey and were impressed with the collection. I am a novice when it comes to art and even I recognized some of the artists - Winslow Homer, Jackson Pollock, and Maya...  more »
  • This museum is amazing and has an incredible array of artists' works. I was expecting a much smaller museum with a minimal collection. I was blown away! First, the admission is free. Second, the...  more »
  • The biggest art museum in Maine! Great special exhibits. And it is free. We frequently visit this museum as exhibits change.  more »
  • Great museum with collections of modern, American, folk, western, sculpture, photography, world art, and more. Admission is free which is always a plus. I think you could really see everything in the museum in about 3 hours. Parking is plentiful and there is a small gift store and Cafe on site. Definitely recommended!
  • Accessable, wide variety of art. Several sculptures as well. One of the best collections American Art you will find. Changing exhibits.
  • Outstanding, free to the public, museum. Rather than hocking art donations like Harvard does, Colby builds additions. Spacious and beautifully curated. Has hundreds of Whistler works. Several artists donate their work, e.g. Alex Katz. Has a small coffee and snack shop. I love this museum, and visit every time I'm in Maine. I could go on and on with praise. Have posted my favorite work.
  • Wonderful small museum. Also very cool during the heat wave. A great place to spend an afternoon.
  • This is a hidden gem in Central Maine, beautiful exhibits. Best museum.

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