Press  01.04.17

The Lantern. Colby College Museum of Art, « WaterMusic. Zao Wou-Ki and Global Music» by Melissa Walt

Artist Zao Wou-Ki nurtured a lifelong passion for European classical and 20th-century avant-garde music. In celebration of the exhibit, No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, the Colby Museum will be hosting a concert on Thursday, April 13th featuring some of Zao’s favorite pieces, including George Frideric Handel’s Water Music. Zao, in fact, completed two paintings of the same name, one of which is currently on view in the exhibition. Ahead of Thursday’s event, take a look at co-curator Melissa Walt’s essay on this painting, reprinted from the exhibition catalogue. We hope you’ll join us!