Thursday, March 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

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Hamlet & Saint Joan: Performed by Bedlam; directed by Eric Tucker

Wright Memorial Theatre

He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father’s death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics—Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Friday) and Shaw’s Saint Joan (Saturday)—are brought vividly to life in riveting stripped-down stagings by four actors from the acclaimed New York theatre company Bedlam. A Performing Arts Series event. Each performance is approximately 3 hours including two intermissions.  Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students. More about this event>> Press release>>

Photo Elizabeth Nichols

Friday, March 2, 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

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Movement Matters Personal Poetics with Julian Barnett

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 109

Over the last few years, Barnett has been exploring the intersections between the voice and body, language and movement, meaning and abstraction, form and content. The workshop will place these areas of research within the context of performing, through the lens of practice. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:00 PM

My Life as a Zucchini

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

After his mother dies, Zucchini is taken to a foster home. At first, he has trouble adjusting to his new life, but with the help of other orphans, he learns how to love and trust. This animated film “is never afraid to be cute, but more importantly, it’s committed to being real.”––Peter Debruge, Variety. Sponsored by the Department of French. (70 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Jina as King or the Jina as Renouncer: Seeing and Ornamenting Temple Images in Jainism

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

Public lecture by John Cort, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.  John will talk about the sectarian differences between the Digambar Jains and Shvetambar Jains. He will focus on disagreements concerning: the biographies of the 24th Jina Mahavira; whether a true monk should be naked or can wear white robes; and whether or not women can directly attain liberation. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Johnson Enrichment Fund.  Free.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Julian Barnett’s FootNotes

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

A lecture-performance about unfolding communication, language, subjectivity, practice, empathy, isolation and potential. Harnessing vocalization as an agent for choreography and the notion that 'languages' exist everywhere, the lecture/performance probes a philosophical thread offered by Roland Barthes' 'grain' of the voice, or the body within the voice as it sings. For mature audiences. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:30 PM

James Whistler, Walter Greaves, and the Invention of the Nocturne

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

In the 1870s, James Whistler and his sometime rival Walter Greaves developed the visual genre of the nocturne. Borrowing its name from Chopin’s piano sketches, it aims to capture the moody stillness of the night, explained in this presentation by Professor Pieter Broucke as part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Walter Greaves (English, 1841–1930), Nocturne, Battersea Reach, 1870s, oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon. 2016.004

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

I, Daniel Blake

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

While fighting to collect welfare benefits, Daniel befriends Katie, a single mother who has just moved from a homeless shelter in London. Through their friendship, an unconventional family takes shape. “The quiet beauty of it is that we believe, completely, in these people.”––Owen Gleiberman, Variety (100 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

**CANCELED** Moody Amiri

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Music From China

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

For three decades, Music from China has been at the crossroads of East and West, and has carved a unique place in the music world by playing not only traditional repertoire, but the latest in contemporary works as well. Critics have praised the ensemble as, “musicians of extraordinary accomplishment and sensitivity, performing sophisticated, involving music” (Kansas City Star). No strangers to Middlebury, Music from China last performed on the series in 1999, and are frequent visitors to the Summer Language Schools.  Their program will feature a quartet of traditional Chinese stringed instruments, including the erhu (2-string fiddle), pipa (lute), zheng (zither), and daruan (bass guitar).  A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students. *Tickets purchased for the Moody Amiri concert originally scheduled for this date/time will be honored. More about this event>> Press release>>

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Timothy Cummings and Guests

McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall

Piper Timothy Cummings celebrates the traditions of Ireland and Cape Breton with fellow affiliate artists Pete Sutherland (fiddle, song) and Dominique Dodge (harp, song); Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano); Mary Wesley (dance caller); and guests. Audience participation in both singing and dancing is encouraged! A Music Department event. Free

Photo Jonathan Blake

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Palace of Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti: The Untold Story of the Potsdam of the Rainforest

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

Using unpublished archival sources and a photographic survey undertaken in 2017, this talk by Gauvin Alexander Bailey reconstructs the circumstances, influences, and builders of this extraordinary monument to demonstrate its position at the nexus of a global network of cultures at the dawn of Caribbean and Latin American independence. A History of Art and Architecture event. Free

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Dance Masterclass with Brian McGinnis

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Brian offers a class on Contemporary Modern Technique that uses the joy and passion of moving to engage in the structure and foundation of dance. Be ready to practice a broad range of skills that will help diversify your physical well-being and stimulate your adrenaline. Sponsored by the Dance Program.  Free

 

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Movement Matters Improvisation Laboratory with Hannah Dennison

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

These intensives focus on improvisation skills and relationships to the self, others, and the elements of space and time. All experience levels welcome. Discounts available for multiple classes. Co-presented with FlynnArts. Register: www.flynncenter.org/education

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Silence

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

In medieval Japan, two Catholic priests (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) journey to find their mentor, who is rumored to have renounced his religion. “A sophisticated film that dares to expose the breadth of cultural division.”––Joshua Rothkopf, TimeOut (161 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 8:00 PM

An Evening of Songs and Arias

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Select music students present a variety of songs, duets, and arias that range from the Baroque era to the present. Accompanied by affiliate artist Cynthia Huard and by Annemieke McLane, piano. A Music Department event. Free

Michael Koutelos ’20, photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Movement Matters Looking Deeper: A Contemporary Dance Intensive for Advanced Improvisors with Penny Campbell

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

These intensives support and strengthen improvisation technique tools—both in performance and creation—for the community of advanced improvisers/contemporary dance-makers. Discounts available for multiple classes. Co-presented with FlynnArts. Register: www.flynncenter.org/education

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

College Choir Baltics Tour Concert

Mead Memorial Chapel

Hear selections from the program for the choir’s upcoming tour to Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. The concert features international repertoire including compositions from the Americas and the Baltic states. A Music Department event. Free

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Chunhogarang

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The six young men ensemble from Korea will feature beautiful traditional Korean Gayageum chamber music pieces with Yanggeum (lute), Jangu (drum), Danso (short flute) and other wind instruments, Saenhwang and Taepyongso.  The Gayageum is a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings, although recent variants have 18 or more strings. It was known as an invention of the ancient kingdom of Kaya in the 3rd century and probably the best kept traditional Korean musical instrument. Co-sponsored by the Music Department, the Language Schools, the Korean American Student Association and summer School of Korean.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Middlebury’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Ávila: Artist, Patron, and Context

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

Middlebury’s terracotta relief The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Ávila has been attributed to Tommaso Amantini, a Baroque sculptor trained in Bernini’s circle in Rome, on the basis of a similar, signed relief in Vienna. Dr. Jessica Boehman of CUNY LaGuardia Community College will link both reliefs to high-profile church patrons in Le Marche, Italy. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

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