Thursday, April 23
Colby College Museum of Art
In celebration of the Alex Katz Foundation’s recent gift of six paintings by Marsden Hartley to the Colby Museum’s collection, the museum presents Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet (2008, 58 mins.), a documentary written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. Born in Lewiston, Marsden Hartley (1878–1943) is acknowledged as one of the founders of American modernism. Visible Silence features numerous paintings and drawings by the artist, as well as contextual photographs, and draws heavily from Hartley’s little-known poetic works. Introduced by writer and director Michael Maglaras.