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Skowhegan School Lecture Archive: Using the Archive
The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Lecture Archive is comprised of over 600 audio lectures and transcripts representing the ideas of the finest visual artists, poets, architects, philosophers, curators, and performing artists of our time.
Listen to audio streamed Skowhegan School Lectures on or off campus via ARTSTOR. You must create register with your own personal login first (top right of screen). Use your Colby email address and a password of your choice. Transcripts are available for many of the lectures, by placing a request with Kara Kugelmeyer at email@example.com. You may also contact the Skowhegan School directly for access to lecture transcripts.
Left: Jacob Lawrence, 1972
Right: Poor Studio (now Simon Life Studio), 1952; left window: Henry Varnum Poor and Jack Levine; right window: Sidney Simon; seated: Willard Cummings and unidentified woman
Using the Skowhegan Lecture Archive
To request materials, come to the front desk at the Bixler Art and Music Library, and present an ID. Headphones will be provided for listening to the lecture CDs in the Bixler Library Media Lab. Transcripts are available for most of the lectures, upon request. Contact Kara Kugelmeyer, to obtain a paper transcript prior to your visit to Bixler Library.
Use of the archive is subject to the following restrictions:
Materials are available for use within the library only.
Materials cannot be loaned to other libraries.
Lectures or excerpts cannot be published, reproduced or used in derivative works without the permission of the applicable lecturer or lectures
Transcripts are read-only and are only available at Colby.
Transcripts are provided as a research aid and are not intended as official reproductions of the audio content.
Register and use your own personal login (colby email address and password of your choice) to access Skowhegan Lectures on streaming audio via ARTstor
The Colby College Libraries
....... in partnership with the Colby College Museum of Art, have made a copy of the Skowhegan Lecture Archive available to researchers in the Bixler Art and Music Library. All materials in the archive are fully cataloged and searchable in the libraries’ online catalog. The catalog entries include a summary of the audio lecture, with subject and author links to related materials held in the extensive arts collections of the Bixler Art and Music Library. Contact Margaret Ericson, Arts Librarian, for more information.