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Colby College Museum of Art

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Address: 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME
Phone Number: 207-859-5600
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A beautiful space

The Colby Art museum has been recently expanded and has been hosting some very good shows. The design of the building is interesting, and offers a variety of gallery spaces.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Colby Art museum has been recently expanded and has been hosting some very good shows. The design of the building is interesting, and offers a variety of gallery spaces.

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Winter Springs, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I asked my cousin what there was to do in Waterville for a few hours and she mentioned the Colby College Art Museum. She admitted she had heard it was excellent but had never been there even though she has lived there for 10 years. It was a very good museum with a wide variety of different kinds of art.... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This museum is outstanding. phenomenal contemporary art, inside a beautiful building too! very peaceful, and free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Colby College Museum of Art is definitely a hidden treasure. The museum has the best collection of art in Maine thanks to the generosity of the Lund Family and others. I always like to visit the Alex Katz exhibition but the new Lund Wing has added a depth to the museums collection that is marvelous. To make it even... More 

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Portland, Maine
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46 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My friend Alex and I came here for our first time each to see the Bernard Langlais exhibit. This was a moving and memorable experience of a large cross-section of Langlais's work, from his earlier paintings to his large-scale wood reliefs and animal sculptures. He was truly a nature lover and this is reflected in the collection. The lighting on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The recent expansion of this museum has brought it up several levels. There is art here that would be worthy of a trip to Boston (4 hours away)..but now I can see it right in Waterville. If you are an art lover in the central Maine area (or even farther away), you must see this place! There's something here for... More 

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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Disclosure: I'm not an artist or an art historian. That said, I loved our visits to the Colby Museum. The Colby College Museum is now the largest art museum in Maine. We've taken several docent-led tours, each better than the last. One pointed out how the spaces were designed to fit the collections displayed there, something I hadn't realized. The... More 

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a gem! Has lots of Winslow Homer and James McNeil Whistler art! But also has a good selection of paintings, etching, sculptures, photographs, etc from artists of all decades. Also good folk art collection. Spent 3 hours there and still could go back and see it again. Free, too! Closed Mondays, but open Sundays. Highly, highly recommended!

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

An amazing gallery for a college location. They change things every semester for the students. A real mix but some excellent pieces.

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Moultonboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

38,000 sq ft of exhibition space of contemporary and American art on a picture perfect New England old college campus should put this on any traveller's itinerary.Picture 4000 yr old Asian ceramics, then view from this partial roster:Alex Katz,Winslow Homer,Serra,JM Whistler,Cassatt,Calder.Many more.Go with awe and wonder about imagination. And, no charge.

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