Friday, March 1, 2019 - 1:00 PM

GALLERY TALK: 50/Fifty: Fifty Years of Collecting Art for Middlebury

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Richard Saunders, director of the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and Glenn Andres, Professor Emeritus of History of Art and Architecture, lead an informal tour of the exhibit 50/Fifty: Fifty Years of Collecting Art for Middlebury. Together they reveal how a number of different objects in the exhibit have become part of the museum’s permanent collection. Free

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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.

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Photo Ed Bock

*This Ragamala Dance performance is now sold out, but the Box Office will take an in-person, paid waiting list—starting at 6:30 PM Thursday and Friday at the box office window—for any returned tickets.

 

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Música Hispánica: Conductor and pianist Francisco Alvarez-Díaz

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

A celebration of the Spanish heritage in music, this evening features Spanish Language School choir conductor Francisco “Paco” Alvarez-Diaz and the Middlebury College Choir performing Spanish art songs, folk songs from Latin America, a new work by Middlebury senior Fiona Sullivan ’19, two Spanish choral settings by Middlebury music faculty member Peter Hamlin ’73, and melodies from the medieval “Cantigas de Santa Maria.” Free

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Friday, March 1, 2019 to Monday, July 15, 2019

Object Poems

Davis Family Library, Atrium and Lower Level

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, March 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, March 2, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Memoir of War (La Douleur)

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

Paris, 1944. In this haunting adaptation of her autobiographical novel, famed author Marguerite Duras shrewdly navigates the French Resistance and the Gestapo to uncover the whereabouts of her imprisoned husband. (127 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Sponsored by The Department of French. Free

Memoir of War: Mélanie Thierry as Marguerite

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Sadie Brightman, Piano

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Brightman gives a solo recital featuring works by Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, and Czech composer Viteslava Kapralova, whose work she discovered while living in Prague. This recital celebrates Brightman’s sixth year as an affiliate artist at Middlebury College. A Department of Music event. Free 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Bach Publishes: The Six Schübler Chorale Preludes of Johann Sebastian Bach

Mead Memorial Chapel

Emory Fanning, Professor Emeritus of Music, offers a lecture as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Thinking Big, Designing Small: Turning Constraints into Architectural Opportunities

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Cameron Visiting Architect Elizabeth Herrmann, AIA is founder of the award-winning Bristol, Vermont firm, Elizabeth Herrmann Architecture + Design. In this lecture, she discusses recent work and her approach to design and practice. Free. Please note: limited accessibility at this venue; contact the box office for more information.

Photo Jim Westphalen

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Information Session: Friends of the Art Museum Hudson Valley Overnight Trip

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

The Friends are taking an overnight trip to the Hudson River Valley April 26–27. Professor Emeritus Glenn Andres previews the trip highlights: Frederic Church’s remarkable home and studio, Olana; Matisse and Chagall stained glass windows at the Union Church of Pocantico Hills; Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate; America’s grandest Gothic Revival mansion, Lyndhurst; and the DIA:Beacon museum of contemporary art at. Info session: free. Trip pricing and details>>

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Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Unintentionally Awesome Design Strategies and the Future of Accessibility

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Room 103

Sustainable architecture in the 21st century tends to work without explicit attention to disability. In this public lecture, registered architect Johnna S. Keller discusses ways that architecture can consciously consider both sustainability and accessibility as creative design challenges, thus promoting a socially just and ecologically restorative environment. Keller is passionate about regenerative design, approaches the built environment as a foundation for well-being, and posits climate change as a social justice issue. Free

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Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Curator’s Tour: Collecting for Middlebury

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Richard Saunders, director of the Middlebury College Museum of Art, leads an informal tour of the exhibit 50/Fifty: Fifty Years of Collecting Art for Middlebury. Through background narratives, he explains how a number of different objects in the exhibit have become part of the museum’s permanent collection. Free

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Movement Matters Intensive with Dante Brown

Mahaney Arts Center, Studio 109

This master class begins with improvisatory exercises, either individually or in groups, and progresses to shorter technical exercises and movement phrases that include pliés, footwork, and floorwork. Class ends with a dynamic, communal, and highly physical phrase performed with vigor—dancers moving in and out of the floor, taking risks, and eating up space. More at http://warehousedance.org/. Free

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Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Transit

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowksi) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband. (101 minutes). A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Sponsored by the Holocaust Remembrance Film Fund. Free

Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski in Transit, Courtesy of Music Box Films

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Middlebury Bach Concert

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The extension of the Middlebury Bach Festival features Baroque performance by Middlebury, local, and regional professional musicians with Middlebury College student singers and instrumentalists. A Department of Music event. Approximate run time 75 minutes. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/Students free with ID.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

50/Fifty Birthday Celebration with the Student Friends of the Art Museum

Mahaney Arts Center, Lower Lobby

Join us for a joyful evening celebrating the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s 50th year. To commemorate this great milestone, 50 featured works are on display—one from each year, back to 1968—chronicling the growth and evolution of the collection. Director of the Arts Pieter Broucke gives a curator’s talk at 7:00 PM, followed by a reception with birthday cupcakes. With masterpieces by Fabergé, Edward Hopper, and MiddCakes, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Free

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Collecting Antiquities in the Age of Cultural Repatriation

Middlebury College Museum of Art

The Middlebury College Museum of Art holds a comprehensive collection of Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman works of art. Pieter Broucke, Curator of Ancient Art, gives a gallery talk highlighting some of the major acquisitions and explains past, present, and future collecting strategies. Also on Friday 3/15 at 1:00 PM. Free

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Informal Showing by Dante Brown

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Visiting Artist in Residence Dante Brown shares a recent solo and his experiences in the professional dance world as a company founder, educator, and performer. More at http://warehousedance.org/. Free

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Collecting Antiquities in the Age of Cultural Repatriation

Middlebury College Museum of Art

The Middlebury College Museum of Art holds a comprehensive collection of Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman works of art. Pieter Broucke, Curator of Ancient Art, gives a gallery talk highlighting some of the major acquisitions and explains past, present, and future collecting strategies. Also on Thursday 3/14 at 7:00 PM. Free, but ticketed. Tickets will be available at the museum front desk beginning Tuesday, 3/12 during regular hours. Ticket holders will be given first priority for this event.

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) Reception

Mahaney Arts Center, Lower Lobby

This festive occasion is a chance for members to gather and celebrate PASS, preview select performances from the upcoming 100th season, and vote on which event to support. Membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Alexander Melnikov and Andreas Staier, Piano

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Intensive chamber music collaborations have always been an essential part of renowned Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov’s work. For his fifth performance at Middlebury, he joins German pianist Andreas Staier—known for his exacting interpretations of keyboard music—to delight us with their all-Schubert program of four-hand works. Their Harmonia Mundi recording of this program has garnered prizes and accolades around the globe. A Performing Arts Series and Nelson Series event, cosponsored by the members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). Reserved seating.Run time approximately 90 minutes with one intermission. Tickets: $30 Public/$25 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students; PASS Members $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$5 Midd students

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Photo Josep Molina, Molina Visuals

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Zama

Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium

The Hirschfield International Film Series presents this Argentine period drama from Lucrecia Martel. Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from a remote town to a better place. The years go by and the letter never arrives. (115 minutes) Free

Daniel Giménez Cacho as Zama

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Audition Workshop with Douglas Hall

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 232

Bring a monologue or song and take part in a special audition workshop with director, choreographer, and Professor of the Practice Douglas Hall.  He will work with as many students as he can during the workshop to make songs and monologues into prepared audition pieces. Observers also welcome. Hall was on the faculty at CAP 21/NYU in New York City for 10 years, has directed at theatres across the country, and directs the annual New York Industry Showcase for The Federation of Drama Schools. At Middlebury, he will choreograph the upcoming production of American Idiot (May 2–4 at Wright Theatre). Free

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

An Evening of Songs and Arias

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

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

Juliet Walsh ’19 with Annamieke McLane, photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Advanced Improvisation Showing

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

This informal showing demonstrates the research undertaken by the Advanced Improvisation course directed by Lida Winfield. Ron Rost and Deborah Felmeth perform music composed in the moment. Free

Photo Alan Kimara Dixon

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Movement Matters Spotlight with Shakia Johnson

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Shakia Johnson’s master classes engage with the history of hip hop through its evolution of movement. She is an accomplished choreographer, performer, and educator based in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, and is a beloved instructor at the Bates Dance Festival. More at www.shakiajohnson.com. Free

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Practice as Research: Working in the Academic of Professional Theatre

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Room 103

In her Inaugural Lecture as Mettler Professor of Theatre, entitled “Practice as Research: Working in the Academic and Professional Theatre” Cheryl Faraone provides a thirty-five year overview of her work in both theatrical arenas. The talk particularly references the creation of companies, the necessity of collaboration, and the central position of the academic arena as laboratory and gestator of theatre in America. There is particular reference to the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC), Middlebury’s affiliated theatre company.Sponsored by the Office of the President. Free

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Data Stream: Live Electronic Music Improvisation

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Sandy Nordahl, Scot Schwestka, and Peter Hamlin ’73 celebrate a musical friendship and creative collaboration that goes back 30 years, with improvisatory concerts that explore electronic technology’s many possibilities for performance and sound. Schwestka is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer who is also a visual artist and instrument builder. Nordahl is a versatile bassist and keyboardist with extensive experience as an electronic music composer and teacher, recording engineer, programmer, and creator of interactive digital visual art. Hamlin has been interested in electronics since childhood and works with sound design and performance on non-traditional instruments as well as live processing of acoustic instruments and voice. They will be joined on stage by Music/Computer Science major and vocalist Fiona Sullivan ‘19, saxophone/flute master Matthew Evan Taylor, and guitarist/Chapman Stick artist Mark Christensen. Free

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Gentlemen and Journeymen: Performing Masculinity in 1890s Paris

Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125) and Museum of Art

Jason Vrooman '03, Curator of education and Academic Programs, discusses the depiction of working-class and bourgeois masculinity in Nabi theater programs. Then, follow him to the Museum to view art relating to gender and class in 19th-century Paris. Free

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