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“wonderful gem of a museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colby College Museum of Art

Colby College Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Waterville
Certificate of Excellence
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“wonderful gem of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

A lovely museum on the beautiful Colby College campus- with works from several well known artists: John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Whistler, Paul Manship (spectacular sculptures from 1910's-1920's). A truly enjoyable museum, plus it's free.

Visited June 2014
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St. John
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Colby has extensive art collections. There is great variety in their collections from Rockwell Kent to Early American Portraitures to Bernard Langlais's animal sculptures. Last time I was there I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a Chuck Close large portrait, phenomenol. They change exhibits quite often and have travelling collections, student and faculty shows. It is free to the public and a must see in Waterville.

Visited July 2013
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Napa
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292 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Fantastic Jewel of a Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Colby College has done an outstanding job expanding upon its museum. It has gotten great reviews, and it deserves all of them. This museum is much more than a liberal arts college museum - it is a serious contributor to art and a must if you are even close.

Visited May 2014
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Waterville, Me
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Top Notch Art Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This museum is one of the best college art museums I have ever been to. The admission is free and it is open on Sundays. I recommend visiting with children. Beautiful!

Visited November 2013
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Cold Spring Harbor
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superlative Art Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great American collection. Astounding new building. Worth a visit, if not a special trip to Waterville, to see this spectacular collection.

Visited May 2014
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