Saturday, June 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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Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

This exhibition takes an intimate look at the work of renowned photographer James P. Blair, who for more than 35 years photographed the world for the National Geographic Society.  Museum hours>>

Jim Blair 

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Monday, July 15, 2019

Object Poems

Davis Family Library, Atrium and Lower Level

Two new Middlebury College Library Special Collections exhibits are on view at the library: “Object Poems” by Vermont-based poet and translator, Jody Gladding along with fine press poetry broadsides and manuscripts by poets such as Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and William Carlos Williams. More information: http://go.middlebury.edu/specialpoetry. Library hours>> Free

Pictured: “Nesting Ravens” by Jody Gladding

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Weekly Informal Gallery Talks with Photographer Jim Blair

Middlebury College Museum of Art

For more than thirty-five years, Jim Blair was one of the people who millions of National Geographic readers counted on each month to give them a sense of the greater world. His exhibition Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair documents the breadth of his career, and gives a sense of his dexterity, determination, and breadth of vision. His best images have become part of our visual lexicon and remind us that the world is a varied and stimulating place, sometimes breathtaking in its beauty and at other times heartbreaking in its degradation, but always informative. Join him each Friday. Free

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Reception for Jim Blair

Middlebury College Museum of Art

For more than thirty-five years, Jim Blair was one of the people who millions of National Geographic readers counted on each month to give them a sense of the greater world. His exhibition, Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair documents the breadth of his career, gives a sense of his dexterity, determination, and breadth of vision. His best images have become part of our visual lexicon and remind us that the world is a varied and stimulating place, sometimes breathtaking in its beauty and at other times heartbreaking in its degradation, but always informative. Please join us in celebrating Jim and this exhibition. Cash Bar, free admission

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Havel: the Passion of Thought

Mahaney Arts Center, Seeler Studio Theatre

See a workshop of this New York-bound production by Middlebury affiliated, off-Broadway theatre company PTP/NYC. The show includes plays by Vaclav Havel, Harold Pinter, and Samuel Beckett, directed by Richard Romagnoli. In The Vanek Plays, the dissident Vanek (Havel’s alter ego) encounters people trapped by the moral dilemmas inherent in a Communist system. The plays are bookended by Harold Pinter’s New World Order and Samuel Beckett’s Catastrophe. Free

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth

Mahaney Arts Center, Seeler Studio Theatre

See a workshop of  this New York-bound production by Middlebury affiliated, off-Broadway theatre company PTP/NYC. Play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Cheryl Faraone. Three schoolboys who speak only Dogg confuse a lorry driver who speaks only English. The play tumbles into a performance of Hamlet. In Cahoot’s Macbeth, a forbidden living-room production of Shakespeare’s play parallels Macbeth’s usurpation of the Scottish throne with the Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia. By play’s end, Shakespeare explodes into Dogg. Free

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