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Colby College Museum of Art

5600 Mayflower Hl, Waterville, ME 04901-8856
+1 207-859-5600
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A perfect museum outing

This is a small museum that packs a big punch. The current (Summer 2017) show features the work of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
World class

The Colby Museum, free to the public, is a true gem and quite expected. Interesting cultural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5600 Mayflower Hl, Waterville, ME 04901-8856
+1 207-859-5600

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small museum that packs a big punch. The current (Summer 2017) show features the work of Marsden Hartley, a Maine born painter whose mid-twentieth century work sits at the borderline between naturalism and impressionism. The permanent parts of the museum are a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Colby Museum, free to the public, is a true gem and quite expected. Interesting cultural improvements are happening in Waterville and the Colby Museum sets the bar high. The permanent collection is superb and the changing exhibits are always surprising, well documented and beautifully...More

Thank kimbje43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get two for one- (1) a beautiful campus and (2) a world class art museum with no admission charge. After visiting Colby, Bowdoin and Bates, I vote Colby as the most beautiful of the three. Just don't expect much from Waterville as was a...More

Thank tesiman
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Was at the art museum on a business to business meeting. So I didn't get the full experience. A couple of the guards were nice enough but offered nothing to the few questions I asked. They have a children's activity they do but if your...More

Thank bwitham77
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you like museums and art and you are in the area, it is def worth stopping to check out. There is not a ton of other stuff to do nearby and the museum is a little small so make sure you add some more...More

Thank jennifercA8919KS
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Whether you like traditional art, or more modern pieces, you will find some of the best in the country right here in Waterville, Maine. There is a little cafe cart from which to enjoy a starbucks coffee and a snack in the beautiful glassed in...More

Thank TravellingWinters
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

So, by young children I mean 9 and 10... loved the concept and use of the space at Colby College of Art. Interactive exhibits for curious enquirent minds and a stimulating collection means we spent a great morning here. The modern, light and airy building...More

Thank 1adventureheart
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Due to the generosity of the Lunder's, Colby's Museum of Art is one of the best in the country. Lots of varied display spaces and a wide array of art and media make this a very pleasant way to spend a few hours. While American...More

Thank wppfeifer
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Colby Museum of Art if one of the best collections of American art in the country. The collection is very strong and extremely well presented. If you get the chance to have a guided tour, enjoy the very knowledgeable docents. Exhibits change regularly. Always...More

Thank Andrew304
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We are well traveled local residents born here in the Waterville proper and with that revelation I/we have a natural bias for all things Waterville. I am a local graphic designer (30 yrs.) here in the region with a formal Boston art school education and...More

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Response from jczar2014 | Reviewed this property |
I thoroughly enjoyed Katz's paintings and always have. I even went to see them in Boston at the MFA. I also enjoyed the Colby Art Museum.