Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Collaborative Video Screening

Axinn Center, Room 232

Short films produced by students in the Collaborative Video Projects course during winter term. Free.

Friday, February 1, 2019 to Thursday, February 14, 2019

Winter Term Studio Art Exhibition

Johnson Memorial Building, Mezzanine and Gallery Space 308

Students exhibit work from winter term classes ART 1028 Intro to Oil Painting and ART 1031 A New World, a foundation drawing/animation course. Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM. A Studio Art event. Free

Rachel Nelson ’18, oil on wood panel


Friday, February 1, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

50 x 50: Collecting for the Middlebury College Museum of Art

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

Fifty years ago Middlebury began the formal process of acquiring art for its permanent collection. This exhibit marks that anniversary by bringing together one work from each year. Included are paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography, from antiquity to the present and from diverse cultures around the world. Museum hours>>

Anonymous (Kongolese), Kongo-Vili Power Figure, Democratic Republic of Kongo, 19th Century, 8 x 12 x 24 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2018. 

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:00 PM

New Century | New Voices: Carlos Simon

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Underwood Commission winner Carlos Simon presents a program of dynamic young composers of color. He also performs February 14 at 8:00 PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington as part of this series. A Department of Music event. Free 

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Connections Natasha Koval Paden, Piano

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The program shows Debussy’s relationship with fellow composers Chopin and Liszt, focusing on compositions that reach beyond classical structures and journey into realms of color, tonality, and mood. Free

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Spencer Prize in Oratory: Grand Championship

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Champions from Atwater, Brainerd, Cook, Ross, and Wonnacott Commons square off in the annual Spencer Prize in Oratory for first-year students. Named in honor of professor emeritus and former trustee John Spencer, this annual speaking competition awards $1,500 in prizes, including a $500 top prize. Produced by Oratory Now. Free

2018 Spencer Prize Grand Champion Treasure Brooks ’21, photo Todd Balfour 

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Christian Sands Trio

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Five-time Grammy Award nominee and Steinway artist Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force to be reckoned with. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. “As far as piano trio sets go…no one else in the game can touch [Sands].”—New York Observer.Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students.

Photo Anna Webber 

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of Kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man. Ragamala’s dancers perform with live music to create a sacred space honoring the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. A Performing Arts Series event.  Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. 

Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

Photo Ed Bock 

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