Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition, organized by Assistant Professor of History of Art Carrie Anderson and her students, tells a story of artistic production from its conception to its afterlife. The eclectic selection of drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculpture comes from the generous gifts of Impressionist scholar and alumnus Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick. Museum hours >> Free

Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl (Hungarian, 1860–1933), Study of a Figure Walking Away, c. 1895, chalk on paper, 20 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Gift of Charles S. Moffett ’67

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment

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

Photographs drawn primarily from the museum’s rich holdings make up this comprehensive survey of photography and the environment, presenting some 70 images through the lens of environmental appreciation, concern, or activism. Professor Kirsten Hoving and her students have produced an innovative and comprehensive digital catalogue of the exhibition. Museum hours >> Free

James Balog, Greenland Ice Sheet, 28 June 2009, Adam LeWinter Surveys Birthday Canyon, 2009, chromogenic color print on paper. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Fine Arts Acquisition Fund. 2015.006

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Dance Master Class with Alexandra Beller

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Beller, Artistic Director of Alexandra Beller/Dances for the past 15 years, was previously a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1995–2001, performing in over 50 countries and throughout the US. All experience levels welcome. Free

 

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Ancient Egypt at Middlebury College: Art, Religion, Reception

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Professors Shalom Goldman (Religion) and Pieter Broucke (History of Art and Architecture) and Director and Curator Rebekah Irwin (Special Collections & Archives) present the College’s richness of resources pertaining to Ancient Egyptian culture. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Votive Offering for Hatshepsut, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Reign of Hatshepsut, 1473–1458 BCE, brown quartzite, 5 x 3 x 2 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund. 2016.086

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The King’s Singers

Mead Memorial Chapel

Back by popular demand, the world’s most renowned a cappella ensemble returns to Middlebury to celebrate its 50th anniversary season. Acclaimed for virtuosity, life-affirming energy, and charm, they present a program surveying five decades of King’s Singers repertoire, plus new works commissioned for this anniversary year. A Nelson Series event. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $30 General public/$25 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

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Photo Marco Borggreve

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Toni Erdmann

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Young workaholic Inès confronts a work-family conflict as her jokester father, Winfried, poses as her CEO’s life coach. “It’s blessed with two excellent lead performances from the actors playing father and daughter. . . . Just brilliant.”––Dave Calhoun, TimeOut (162 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Apocalyptic Sublime

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

Internationally-admired photographer David Maisel presents a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment. Known for his books and exhibitions, Maisel has focused on aerial and x-ray photographs of environmentally-impacted sites since the 1980s. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Johnson Enrichment Fund, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

David Maisel, The Lake Project 19, 2002.  Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

NER Out Loud

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This fourth annual event features original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. Free

Sign language interpretation will be offered.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Julieta

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Julieta discovers that her long-lost daughter has returned to Madrid, forcing her to reflect on her checkered past. “Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta is a guilt-soaked pleasure.”––Tim Robey, Telegraph (96 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby and Middlebury College Museum of Art

This annual signature event of the Museum Friends is the occasion for the group to determine what addition it will make to the museum collection. With lively and informative presentations by Student Friends, the decisions are never easy— but they’re always good! Members only, RSVP required. Membership information: 802-443-2309 or museum.middlebury.edu.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Diana Fanning, piano

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Affiliate artist Diana Fanning performs a beautiful program of piano music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Villa-Lobos. “Diana Fanning entranced her audience, expressing diverse atmospheres and nuances through the beauty of her colorful playing.”—Le Progrès, France. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Tad Merrick

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Twerkshop with The Lady B ’13

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Blending the basics of movement therapy, a warm-up of Pilates and yoga, and the twerk in its many forms, The Lady B will guide you through a series of twerking tools to increase your visceral vocabulary in a purposefully non-appropriative setting. Free

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Capoeira with Jeremy Cline ’11

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian art which combines dance, martial arts, acrobatics, and music, emphasizing community, harmony, and philosophy of living. Cline has studied capoeira since 2007, and currently trains with Mestre Silvinho of the international Capoeira Angola Foundation in Seattle. Free

Ines Magaña

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Rigorous Play: Choreographing Theory and Practice

Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard (Room 103)

Laurel Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Dance, presents a talk as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Recital by Piano Students of Diana Fanning

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Student performers present an interesting and varied selection of piano works in this popular event. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Pre-concert lecture for PASS members

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) are invited to a talk by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin about the works to be performed by the Modigliani String Quartet. Enjoy a backstage peek into the pre-concert experience. A members-only event; membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Modigliani String Quartet

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Formed by four close friends in 2003, this ensemble was named for the famous painter because “Modigliani was something really special . . . an artist who had his own style and stayed true to it.” Aspiring to stay true to their own voices, the quartet plays works by Mozart and Debussy, plus Dvořák’s “American” quartet. Made possible with generous support from the Sunderman Family Concert Endowment Fund, in memory of Dr. F. William Sunderman Jr. and Dr. Carolyn Reynolds Sunderman. A Nelson Series event. A Performing Arts Series event. Free; no tickets required. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes including 1 intermission. More about this event>>

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Photo Marie Staggat

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Dance Alumni Showing

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Recent alumni return to provide an update on their careers in dance and to perform excerpts from their latest creative work. A Dance Program event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale October 30

Jessica Lee 13’, photo Ben DeFlorio

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Soviet Century: Artistic Propaganda in Service of the State

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

In this illustrated slide lecture of books, posters, photographs, and decorative art in various Middlebury College collections, Assistant Professor of History Rebecca Mitchell discusses how the Soviet State used imagery to legitimize its claim to authority and educate citizens in Communist values. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

I Am Not Your Negro

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Based on an unfinished book by James Baldwin and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary chronicles the history of activism during the civil rights movement. “I Am Not Your Negro is a cinematic séance, and one of the best movies about the Civil Rights era ever made.”—Jordan Hoffman, Guardian (93 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

An annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area with two performances. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokorenko ’19

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM to Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Silkscreen Prints

Johnson Memorial Building

This exhibition by students in Hedya Klein’s ART318 class is a culmination of in-depth studio practice. Addressing technical and conceptual challenges, students generated a wide array of imagery, both observed from life and from their own imagination. The silkscreen process is refined through composition, drawing, and even computer manipulation. A Studio Art event. Free

Artwork by Josh Espy ’17

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The music of this student ensemble demonstrates the study of many musical Africanisms: complex polyphony, musical conversation, structured improvisation, recurrent patterns, layered ostinati, timbral variety, and tonal variations. These stylistic elements serve as markers of cultural, social, political, and religious lifeways in Africa. Damascus Kafumbe, director. A Music Department event. Free

Photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Middletown

Wright Memorial Theatre

Please note: there will no longer be a Saturday 2:00 PM matinee for this production.

In this play by Will Eno, the strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are considered with a screwball lyricism. Directed by Alex Draper ’88. Talkback with the cast and crew after the Friday evening show. A Theatre Program event. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students

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