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January 6, Tuesday (through January 20)

Fall Term Studio Art Exhibition    

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine and Pit

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

Pictured: work by Mariah Neilsen '18, pen and pastel collaged onto paper, 22 x 28 inches


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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 9, Friday

Extreme Composing: The Radical Originality of Mary Ellen Childs

1:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Mary Ellen Childs is one of the most intriguingly original composers working today. She is known for creating rhythmic, exuberant instrumental works and bold, kinetic compositions that integrate music, dance and theater in fresh and unexpected ways. In this talk Mary Ellen discusses her unique approach to composition. Sponsored by the Department of Music; Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Department of History of Art and Architecture; and Dance Program. Free

Crash precussion ensemble, photo Warwick Green

 

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January 10, Saturday

Crash! Music by Mary Ellen Childs

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The percussion ensemble Crash presents the vibrant, witty and, energetic music of Mary Ellen Childs, one of today’s most exciting and original composers. The ensemble’s bold, visceral style combines the power of drumming with an elegant sensibility, integrating music, dance and theater in fresh and unexpected ways.Sponsored by the Department of Music; Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Department of History of Art and Architecture; and Dance Program. Free

 

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January 14, Wednesday

Middlebury College Orchestra

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The Middlebury College Department of Music presents the Middlebury Orchestra in a J-term concert. Director Andrew Massey conducts student musicians performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Eroica. Free

Photo Brett Simison

 

 


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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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*Please note revised time

January 23, Friday

Off the Wall:

"I Like to Keep Modern:" Andy Warhol’s Portraiture

12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125 and Museum

Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Vermont, will talk 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, in connection with the exhibition Mao, Sitting Bull, and Others: Recent Gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation. 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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Ragtime

January 22-24 and 26
Thursday-Saturday and Monday

8:00 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Monday; 2:00 PM on SaturdayTown Hall Theater

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales--that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician--united by their courage, compassion, and belief in the promise of the future. Set to a glorious, Tony Award-winning score based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel. Celebrating the tenth year of collaboration between director Douglas Anderson and musical director Carol Christensen, with the Ragtime orchestra under the direction of Maestro Emmanuel Plasson. A co-production of Town Hall Theater and the Middlebury College Department of Music. Tickets: $16/10/6; on sale January 5. Go to the online box office>>
 


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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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