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Artists and Exhibits

Below is a list of the works in Middlebury’s campus public art collection. Simply click on the "read more" link below an artist’s name to reveal more detailed information about that particular work.

 

Tony Smith (American, 1912–1980)

Smog, 1969–1970, fabricated 2000

Painted aluminum, 7 x 80 x 60 feet. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2000.013

Location: East lawn of McCardell Bicentennial Hall
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Smith, Smog display

 

 

Scott Burton (American, 1939–1989)

Bench and Table, 1988–1989

Cincinnati red granite, Bench: 87 x 18 x 19 inches; Table: 28 x 22 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.002

Location: Ross Commons Courtyard
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Burton, Bench and Table display

 

 

Kate Owen (British, Born 1963)

Hieroglyphics for the Ear, 1997

Slate and steel, five stands, each 44 1/2 x 14 x 2 1/4 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.003

Location: Along the path between Atwater dining hall and 275 Weybridge Street
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Owen, Hieroglyphics display

 

 

Sabra Field (American, born 1935)

Mural of Cosmic Geometry, 2010

Synthetic oil, based on 2009 suite of sixteen linocuts
Executed by Colossal Media, New York
35 x 35 feet

Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy and matching private donations

Location: East wall of Wright Memorial Theatre

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Field, Cosmic Geometry display

 

 

Jules Olitski (American, born Ukraine, 1922–2007)

Jules Olitski (American, born Ukraine, 1922–2007)

King Kong, 1973
Cor-ten steel, 5 feet x 9 feet 4 inches x 8 feet 5 inches. Gift of Sophia Healy. 1994.003

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building

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Jules Olitski, King Kong (display)

 

 

George Rickey (American, 1907–2002)

Two Open Rectangles, Excentric, Variation VI, 1976

Stainless steel, 12 x 3 feet. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 1977.002

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building
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George Rickey, Two Open Rectangles (display)

 

 

Deborah Fisher (American, born 1972)

Solid State Change, 2007

Discarded tires and electrical insulation. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2007.023

Location: Hillcrest Environmental Center
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Deborah Fisher, Solid State Change (display)

 

 

Patrick Villiers Farrow (American, 1942–2009)

Frisbee Dog, 1989

Bronze, 68 x 28 x 36 inches. Gift of Gary Merrill. 1989

Location: On the quad in front of Munroe Hall
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Patrick Farrow, Frisbee Dog (display)

 

 

Joseph Beuys (German, 1921–1986)

7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks), 1982–1987/1998

Basalt marker and red oak tree. Tree and basalt stone planted by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in memory of the artist Joseph Beuys. 1998.003

Location: Lawn between Starr Hall and Starr Axxin
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Joseph Beuys, 7000 Oaks (display)

 

 

Michael Singer (American, born 1942)

Garden of the Seasons, 2003–2004

Granite, cast concrete, painted steel, aluminum, and plantings. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2004.048

Location: Adjacent to the library
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Michael Singer, Garden of the Seasons (display)

 

 

Matt Mullican (American, born 1951)

L’Art d’Ecrire (The Art of Writing), 2004–2005

Oil stick and acrylic paint on 64 canvas panels, overall dimensions: 25' x 74'. Commissioned by the Committee on Art in Public Places, Middlebury College, with funds provided by the Glenstone Foundation in honor of Charles Gwathmey, and The Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Fund for Mural Painting in America of The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York. 2005.039

Location: In the atrium of the library
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Matt Mullican, L'Art Decrire (display)

 

 

Jenny Holzer (American, Born 1950)

Selections from Truisms: A Sense of Timing..., 1977–1979

Danby Imperial marble, 16 3/4 x 61 x 25 3/8 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.004

Location: Second floor of the library
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Jenny Holzer, Selections from Truisms (display)

 

 

Anonymous (Chinese, late 19th-early 20th century)

Ornamental Rock, China, Anhui Province, Lingbi County

Limestone with carved wood base, height: 44 inches. Purchase with funds provided by the Barbara P. and Robert P. ’64 Youngman Acquisition Fund for Asian Art, 2004.023

Location: Davis Family Library, 2nd Floor, East reading room

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chinese scholars rock (display)

 

 

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)

View of the Principal Elevation of the Column of Trajan, 1774
View of the Principal Elevation of the Column of Marcus Aurelius, ca. 1776

Etchings on paper, six sheets each. Acquired by Middlebury College c. 1900

Location: Reading Room of the Axinn Center at Starr Library

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Piranesi, Columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius (display)

 

 

Patrick Dougherty (American, born 1945)

So Inclined, 2007

Red maple saplings and grey dogwood. Commissioned as a temporary deposit by the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy.

Location: Front lawn of the Mahaney Center for the Arts, on view 2007-2011

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Patrick Dougherty, So Inclined (display)

 

 

Buky Schwartz (American, born Jerusalem, 1932–2009)

Plato’s Cave, 1990

Steel, video camera, video monitors. Acquired by the College for the Center for the Arts on the occasion of its inauguration. 1992.007

Location: Foyer of the Mahaney Center for the Arts
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Buky Schwartz, Plato's Cave (display)

 

 

Jonathan Borofsky (American, born 1942)

I dreamed I could fly at 3,876,225, 1984–1992

Acrylic on urethane foam, 19 1/2 x 58 x 39 inches. Gift of the Overbrook Foundation. 1995.009

Location: Lobby of the Mahaney Center for the Arts
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Jonathan Borofsky, I dreamed I could fly at 3,876,225   (display)

 

 

Dan Graham (American, born 1942)

Two-Way Mirror Curved Hedge Zig-Zag Labyrinth, 1996

Glass, steel, Arborvitae nigra, Height: 7 1/2 feet, radius: 15 feet. Purchase with funds from the Overbrook Foundation and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, with contributions from the Middlebury College Frederick and Martha Lapham Art Acquisition Fund and the Walter Cerf Art Fund. 1996.067

Location: Courtyard of the Mahaney Center for the Arts
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Dan Graham, Two-Way Mirror Curved Hedge Zig-Zag Labyrinth   (display)

 

 

Robert Indiana (American, born 1928)

LOVE, 1973

Painted aluminum, 6 x 6 x 3 feet. Gift of Ken and Linda Wilson. 2000.031

Location: Pond behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts
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Robert Indiana, LOVE (display)

 

 

Clement Meadmore (American, born Australia, 1929–2005)

Around and About, 1971

Painted aluminum, 7 feet x 11 feet x 7 feet 3 inches. Gift of Ken and Linda Wilson 2000.032

Location: Pond behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts
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Clement Meadmore, Around and About (display)

 

 

Vito Acconci (American, born 1940)

Way Station I (Study Chamber), 1983/rebuilt 2013

Steel, concrete, spray enamel, mirror, 81 x 72 x 54 inches. Commissioned with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Fund (1983) and the Committee on Art in Public Places (2013), 2013.017

Location: Pond behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts

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Vito Acconci, Way Station (display)

 

 

Lorenzo Ghiglieri (American, born 1931)

The Middlebury Panther, 1997

Bronze, over life-size. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip H. Morse and Shelley H. Morse, Class of 1995. 1997.022

Location: Youngman Field and Alumni Stadium
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Lorenzo Ghiglieri, The Middlebury Panther (display)