Sunday, April 1, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018

Power & Piety: Spanish Colonial Art

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery

Drawn from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, founded to enhance the appreciation of art from Latin America, this exhibition reveals the great wealth of the region from the late 17th century until the 1820s. Co-organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, and Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Museum hours >> Free

Catalogue #33: Unidentified Artist, Hispano-Filipino, Christ Child, 18th century, ivory, gilded and painted wood, mirrors, 21 7/8 x 8 11/16 x 6 7/8 inches. Collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. 1990.54

Sunday, April 1, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

10 Years: The Cameron Print Project

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

Since 2008, the Studio Art Program has hosted an annual weeklong visit from a Cameron Visiting Artist who works with students in Professor Hedya Klein’s silkscreen and intaglio classes. This exhibition includes works produced in collaboration with artists Mark Dion, Derrick Adams, Tomas Vu, Kati Heck, and Rona Yefman, among others. Museum hours >> Free

Mark Dion (American, b. 1961), Oceanomania: Souvenirs from Mysterious Seas—Musée Oceanographic de Monaco, 2011, photopolymer etching on paper, 15 1/8 x 16 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of the artist. 2013.008

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:00 AM to Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Advanced Drawing Exhibit

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Diverse drawing techniques and approaches are on view in this exhibit from ART300. While students begin with the same prompt, problem, or question, their creative responses result in expressions that are worlds apart. A Studio Art event. Free

Artwork by Sirun Wang ’17

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist

Twilight Hall

Known best for his elaborate installations and fantastical curiosity cabinets, which often merge surprisingly disparate objects classified and arranged as so many incarnations of rare species, Cameron Visiting Artist Mark Dion’s art questions distinctions between “objective” (“rational”) methods and “subjective” (“irrational”) influences. Free

Mark Dion (American, b. 1961), Oceanomania: Souvenirs from Mysterious Seas—Musée Oceanographic de Monaco, 2011, photopolymer etching on paper, 15 1/8 x 16 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of the artist. 2013.008

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Wolves

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Sarah DeLappe’s play about a high school girls’ soccer team comes straight from its Obie Award-winning debut in New York City. Peek into the teammates’ hidden lives as they prepare to win in sports and life. “A thrilling debut play . . . that keeps you on the edge of your seat”—New York Times. Directed by Michole Biancosino ’98. Tickets: $15/12/6; on sale March 19

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Caveat Emptor: The American Historical Portrait in the Early 20th Century

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

At the beginning of the 20th century there was a growing appetite for American objects from the colonial period and the early Republic. But demand exceeded supply, and pictures began to appear with fabricated identifications, invented provenances, and fraudulent artist signatures. Museum Director Richard Saunders explains how such subterfuge was revealed. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Unidentified artist, formerly identified as Robert Feke (c.1707–1751?), Mrs. Oxenbridge Thacher (Sarah Kent) [1724–1764], oil on canvas, 50 1/4 x 40 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Fund. 2007.012

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Neruda

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Gael Garcia Bernal plays an inspector on the hunt for Pablo Neruda, who has recently become a fugitive for being a leftist poet-politician in Chile in the 1940s. “All the performances are outstanding”––Jay Weissberg, Variety (107 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Ancient Greek Coins at the Museum of Art

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Simone Edgar Holmes ’20.5, intern in ancient art, will present her numismatic research and display proposal for the impressive collection of Ancient Greek coins that the museum has been expanding in recent years. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

AV Dinar, Bahram II, Sassanian, c. 276–293 CE, gold, dia. 7/8 inch.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Jeremy Kittel Trio

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

American fiddler, violinist, and composer Jeremy Kittel’s original music draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, classical, electronic, and more. He has worked with such artists as Abigail Washburn, Jars of Clay, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet. He performs at Middlebury with mandolinist Joshua Pinkham and guitarist Quinn Bachand. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students. More about this event>>

Photo Mike Spencer

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Certain Women

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

A close look at several women attempting to find their way in the wide-open landscape of America’s Northwest. “Certain Women will make one reconsider those seemingly slight encounters we have every day with those around us, and the effect they may have on others.”––Jordan Raup, Film Stage (107 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM to Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Scratching the Surface: Intaglio Prints

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine

Students in Hedya Klein’s ART315 class explore traditional and contemporary methods of printmaking. Imagery is developed through drawing, layering, and hand-coloring applications, as well as exposure to contemporary art discourse. In intaglio, ink is applied to a “plate,” then transferred onto paper by pulling it through a press. A Studio Art event. Free

Artwork by Georgiana Miller ’18

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Parker Merrill Speech Competition Championship

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

In a tradition dating back to 1825, six student speakers will compete for the title of Middlebury Speaker of the Year and a top prize of $500. Produced by Oratory Now. Free

Lynn Travnikova ’20, photo Todd Balfour

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Faculty Dance Concert

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

On one night only, the Dance Program offers samples of faculty choreography, featuring works by Julian Barnett, Christal Brown, Scotty Hardwig, and Laurel Jenkins. A Dance Program event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale March 26

(clockwise) Christal Brown, photo Alan Kimara Dixon; Laurel Jenkins, photo Arthur Chedeville; Julian Barnett, photo Christopher Duggan; Karima Borni, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Things to Come

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Philosophy professor Nathalie Chazeaux (Isabelle Huppert) faces a midlife crisis after learning that her husband wants a divorce and that her mother’s health is declining. “Huppert delivers a performance for the ages in this profoundly insightful story about a woman coming of age in her 60s.”––David Ehrlich, Indiewire (102 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Practicing Music, Practicing Culture: Exercising Bodies and Civic Activism

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

The pasacalle of Villa El Salvador is a communal art form that incorporates Peru’s indigenous ritual practices and Afro-Brazilian–derived drum music. This lecture by Dr. Carlos Odria of the University of Massachusetts Boston explores how pasacalle artists fine-tune their drumming skills and strengthen Andean values of mutuality and reciprocity. Free

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Carlos Odria Ensemble

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

This high-energy acoustic ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. Upright bass, drums, percussion, and nylon string guitar combine to deliver an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, and rumba flamenco with an improvisational approach inspired by American jazz. Free

Friday, April 27, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

Middlebury Bach Festival

Mahaney Center for the Arts and Mead Memorial Chapel

Eighth annual festival, featuring guest conductor John Butt (music director of the award-winning Dunedin Consort and music chair at the University of Glasgow) leading two performances of Bach’s St. John Passion. Visit go.middlebury.edu/bachfest for a full schedule. A Music Department event.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Presentation by Laurel Rand-Lewis '20, Reiff Curatorial Intern

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Each April the Reiff Intern offers new insights on a work or project of particular interest and timeliness in the museum collection. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Dinner and Conversation with Friends

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

Before settling into Robison Hall for an evening of baroque music by Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr, join fellow concertgoers for a delicious, seasonal meal. Meet friends or make new ones at this catered buffet dinner, seated family style. Meal tickets: $35; cash bar.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Steven Isserlis, Cello; Richard Egarr, Harpsichord

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

In 2015, internationally acclaimed cellist Steven Isserlis and harpsichordist Richard Egarr released a celebrated disc of baroque viola da gamba sonatas, which the Strad called “a revelation of simple beauty.” The duo opens the eighth Middlebury Bach Festival playing these sonatas by Boccherini, Scarlatti, Handel, and Bach. A Bach Festival and Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

Steven Isserlis; photo Jean-Baptiste, Millot Richard Egarr; photo Marco Borggreve

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

13th

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

A powerful documentary exploring the history of racial inequality and injustice in the U.S. prison system. “It’s a crucial and stirring document—of racism and injustice, of politics and the big-picture design of America.”––Owen Gleiberman, Variety (100 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury Bach Festival: St. John Passion

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Guest conductor John Butt leads two performances of J.S. Bach’s riveting musical drama. Featuring students, alumni, affiliate artists, and guest professional musicians. A Music Department event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/ free to Middlebury College students with ID.

Photo Todd Balfour

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