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January 6, Tuesday (through April 19)

Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

The Andy Warhol Foundation has recently made a gift of 10 prints to the museum, thereby more than doubling our Warhol holdings. Now, in addition to the artist’s iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger, and Campbell’s Soup, the museum owns vivid portraits of Chairman Mao, Goethe, Sitting Bull, Ingrid Bergman, and Queen Ntombi of Swaziland (one of Warhol’s Reigning Queens of the mid-1980s). Free

Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972, screenprint on paper, 36 3/4 x 39 1/4 inches. Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2014.027. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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January 16–17, Friday–Saturday

Faster Better Social

Written and Performed by Mike Daisey

8:00 PM, Wright Memorial Theatre

Daisey has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times. His groundbreaking monologues weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that define our age. In Faster Better Social he interrogates the disrupted landscape of technological change—where smartphones have transformed how we see the world around us—and our dissolving sense of privacy, our commoditization as clusters of consumer information, and our shrinking sense of time as we train ourselves to speak in 140 character haiku. What are we gaining? What are we losing? And what are we becoming? Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series and the Theatre Program. Tickets: $20/15/6. On sale to PASS members September 3; to Middlebury College ID card holders September 8; and to the general public on September 11. Go to the online box office>>

Photo Ursa Waz

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January 21, Wednesday

Cameron Visiting Architect: David Sellers

7:00 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

A pioneer of Vermont’s design/build movement, Sellers is one of the founders of the famed Prickly Mountain community in the Mad River Valley, the designer of Dr. Patch Adams’s Gesundheit Institute, the inventor of the Mad River Rocket, and a teacher at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. He is principal architect of Sellers and Company in Warren, Vermont, whose work focuses on designing and building with nature, with special emphasis on custom craftsmanship. Sponsored by Architectural Studies and the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund. Free

Architectural work by David Sellers

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January 23, Friday

Off the Wall: Andy Warhol

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Museum

Learn about the museum’s recent gift of 10 Warhol prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation and how they fit within the context of the museum’s collection and the artist’s oeuvre. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Presented as part of the series Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders

Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967, screenprint on paper, 36 x 36 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the G. Crossan Seybolt ’77 Art Acquisition Fund, 2004.032. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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January 23–24, Friday–Saturday

Dance Company of Middlebury

8:00 PM, each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Each year, students work intensively with an artistic director to create a body of work for performance at Middlebury and on tour. Visiting assistant professor Trebien Pollard shares his poignant artistic perspective as director of the 2015 Dance Company of Middlebury. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale January 5. Go to the online box office>>

Pictured: Trebien Pollard and Maria Bauman in 50 Ways to Say..., photo Adrian Jones

 

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January 30, Friday (through February 10)

Winter Term Studio Art Exhibition

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Students exhibit work they produced during winter term, including photography, drawing, and painting. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Student artwork, charcoal on paper, 24 x 36 inches

 

 

 

 

 

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