Spaces and Organizations

Our spaces and organizations are built to facilitate collaboration, innovation, and community building through the arts. Explore our new and newly renovated galleries, classrooms, studios, performance venues, and more below.

Sam Nester’s Arcadia for Colby College is a site-specific, immersive sound and light installation


Our spaces are designed for Colby students and the greater Waterville community to interact and experiment with the arts through programming, events, galleries, and more.

Colby College Museum of Art

Colby College Museum of Art

A teaching museum dedicated to public access, research, and engagement with visual art, the museum’s location on campus is free and open to all and features the museum’s internationally renowned collection and exhibitions.

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Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts

This is the largest academic building at Colby and new homes to the Departments of Music, Performance, Theater, and Dance, and Cinema Studies. Its multifaceted space features a signature performance hall, flexible studios and makerspaces, classrooms, an arts incubator, and more.

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Greene Block + Studios

A unique destination for vibrant programming for Colby students and residents of the greater Waterville community, it also serves as the home for the Colby Museum’s Lunder Institute for American Art, including studios for artists-in-residence.

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building wearable sculpture

Bixler Art and Music Center

Bixler houses the Department of Art and Colby Libraries’ Arts and Music Library.

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The Paul J. Schupf Art Center

Located in the heart of downtown Waterville on Main Street, the Paul J. Schupf Art Center is a lively, distinctive hub for visual and performing arts, film, and arts education. Developed in partnership with Colby College and Waterville Creates, it includes the Colby Museum’s Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art and is free and open to all.

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Visiting artists and scholars from across the globe come here to work with Colby students and faculty.

Center for the Arts and Humanities

Whether you’re dreaming up a research project abroad, exploring ways to collaborate with friends and partners on campus, or coming up with the next world-changing idea, the Center is here to support and celebrate your vision.

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Executive Director of the Lunder Institute for American Art Erica Wall (right) talks with artist Tessa Greene O’Brien about her work

Lunder Institute for American Art

A collaborative initiative and part of the Colby College Museum of Art, the Lunder Institute for American Art supports innovative research and creative production that expands the boundaries of American art.

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Lyons Arts Lab

Explore our creative incubator for Colby students. Student-driven projects and concepts come to life in this dynamic lab with the help of industry professionals.

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