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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 Gem of a Museum

What a gem of a museum! I visited the Colby College Museum of Art to see the excellent "Marsden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carter M
New Jersey
Must See

Excellent museum that is worth planning a trip to visit. No admission fee, inspiring exhibitions... 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 1 week ago

What a gem of a museum! I visited the Colby College Museum of Art to see the excellent "Marsden Hartley's Maine" exhibition, but stayed to see the rest of the exhibits. I was amazed at the extent of the collections, which specialize in 19th, 20th...More

Thank Carter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum that is worth planning a trip to visit. No admission fee, inspiring exhibitions, and a lovely little shop and cafe.

Thank ZoomGlobal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good eclectic collection. Couple of minor Georgia O'Keefes several good Whistlers. Two by Mya Lin. Interesting tour

Thank gstrange8
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Sbstee
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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

1  Thank kimbje43
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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 7 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
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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.