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Photography Dominates Colby College Museum of Art Exhibitions This Summer

Photography from various periods in American history comes together in separate but related exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art this summer. American Modern showcases photographs from the 1930s by American masters Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Walker Evans with loans from major collections including the Metropolitan Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent photographs by Andrew Moore illustrate Detroit’s challenges, and a selection of works from a recent gift highlights images by notable photographers such as Berenice Abbott and Ansel Adams.

Also on view will be a selection of prints by James McNeill Whistler, presented in honor of the late curator and print scholar David P. Becker.

This summer’s exhibitions at Colby will close Oct. 2, just prior to the groundbreaking for the museum’s new addition, which is scheduled to open in summer 2013. Following a brief closure in the fall of 2011, select galleries will remain open throughout the construction process.

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