Monday, October 1, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018

Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A Johnson Memorial Gallery

Featuring more than 100 outstanding works of art from the Newark Museum’s extraordinary collections, Wondrous Worlds showcases the long history, vast geographic expanse, and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world. Museum Hours>>

Man’s Sawari Coat with Boteh and Woven Floral Motifs. India, Kashmir, Late 18th or Early 19th century, Mughal Period (1526–1857). Tapestry-woven silk, metal-wrapped threads; L: 49 x 17 1/4 inches, W: 32 inches. Newark Museum. Gift of Mrs. August Gilbert Buse, 1965, 65.67. 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Movement Matters Spotlight with Wendy Whelan

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Join us for this master class with renowned New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan. Her work collaborating with young choreographers in creating solos and duets is the subject of the documentary “Restless Creature” currently playing on Netflix. A Dance Program event. Free

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Jerusalem Quartet

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Now entering its 25th season, the Jerusalem Quartet earned praise from the New York Times: “Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” We are thrilled to present the ensemble's Middlebury debut on Fall Family Weekend, performing quartets by Beethoven, Ravel, and Shostakovich. A Performing Arts Series and Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00 PM

23rd Annual First Year Show: YOU ARE HERE

Hepburn Zoo

The Theatre Program presents the 23rd annual First Year Show, YOU ARE HERE, a collection of short plays and scenes by current students and Middlebury theatre alumni. Directed by Craig Maravich. Tickets: $6

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Cocoon

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon The Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live without notes. This sixth-annual communitywide event is produced by the Middlebury Moth-UP in partnership with the Mahaney Center for the Arts. A reception with the storytellers follows. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID holder/$8 Youth/$6 Midd student. 

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? with special guest Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons

Dana Auditorium (please note new location)

A feature documentary about the lessons, ethics, and legacy of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers. Won’t You Be My Neighbor looks at Rogers' hard-fought campaign to influence generations of kids and adults in the ways of kindness.  Please join us after each screening for a Q&A with Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons, who performed the role of Officer Clemmons for 25 years on the Emmy and Peabody award winning television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. A Hirschfield International Film Series event, with sponsorship from the Department of Music, Mahaney Center for the Arts, and Office of Academic Affairs. (94 minutes) Free

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Made in Vermont Tour

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Join us for a colorful musical celebration of autumn! Internationally renowned violinist Soovin Kim treats us to a Mozart concerto and conducts the ensemble. In collaboration with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, the concert includes the new film How We See Water by Robin Starbuck with music by Matthew LaRocca ’02. Tickets: $25 adults/$10 students (children ages 6–17 and full-time college students with ID)/free for children ages 5 and under. 

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 to Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Memorial Landscapes: American Military Cemeteries in Europe and the United States

McCullough Student Center, Center Gallery

A century ago, on November 11, 1918, World War One came to an end. Known in Europe as the “Great War,” its mechanized artillery and chemical warfare led to casualties and wounded in astronomical numbers. This exhibition illuminates American WWI cemeteries and monuments in Europe and the national cemetery system in the United States by means of photographs that represent the visual power of these memorial landscapes. The photographs were created by Tim Spears, professor of American Studies. The exhibition was curated by Pieter Broucke, professor of History of Art and Architecture. Free

Tim Spears, St. Mihiel American Cemetery, France (2016)

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Lemonade with special guests Ioana Uricaru and Mãlina Manovici

Dana Auditorium (please note new location)

When the process of getting a green card veers unexpectedly off course, Mara is faced with abuses of power on every level and forced to answer a dark question about herself: how far would you go to get what you want?  Please join us after each screening for a conversation with Director and Barksdale Jr. Assistant Professor of Film & Media Culture Ioana Uricaru and lead actress Mãlina Manovici.  A Hirschfield International Film Series event. (88 minutes)  Free

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ulysses: A Visual Schema

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

Shortly before the publication of Ulysses in 1922, author James Joyce created two guides for his friends, breaking down the novel’s 18 episodes via their Homeric parallels, timeframe, and narrative technique. Inspired by this, designer James MacDonnell has created a new “visual schema” for the book. Developing a unique graphical system, MacDonnell’s prints form a minimalist visual representation that dispenses with the need for explanatory text or illustrations. A History of Art and Architecture event. Free

James MacDonnell, Telemachus 

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Moody Amiri **CANCELED**

There are no borders between East and West in the eclectic music of Moody Amiri—a groundbreaking, international duo comprised of Iranian santur player Amir Amiri and Canadian violist Richard Moody. They make their rescheduled Middlebury debut with a program of engaging and distinctive sounds fusing elements of traditional Persian music with jazz, classical, Indian, and modern spiritual styles. A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student.  

Museum Logo  The Middlebury College Museum of Art will be open from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for pre-concert visitors to view Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place. Free

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rahim AlHaj Trio*

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

As an Iraqi immigrant to the United States, oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj uses his musical talents to spread hope and peace. He is a two-time Grammy nominee. For this concert he joins Iranian santur player Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American percussionist Issa Malluf in a concert of Middle Eastern music demonstrating friendship, understanding, and an acknowledgement of humanity’s oneness as we all try to live in peace under the same sky.  A Performing Arts Series event. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth (18 and under)/$6 Midd students.

*Please note: new artist! Tickets purchased for the Moody Amiri concert originally scheduled for this date/time will be honored. We deeply regret that Moody Amiri are unable to appear due to the current U.S. travel ban on Iranian nationals, and appreciate the Rahim AlHaj Trio for performing in their stead.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Guided Tours of the Middlebury College Museum of Art

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Join our student guides for tours highlighting art from the permanent collection. Tours will offered continuously from 1:00-3:00; the last tour starts at 2:30 PM. Free

Kate Criscitiello '19 discusses  Lippo d'Andrea's Virgin and Child Enthroned during a tour of highlights from the Museum's permanent collection. 

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00 PM

I Am Not A Witch

Dana Auditorium (please note new location)

After a minor incident in her village, nine-year-old Shula is exiled to a travelling witch camp where she is told that if she tries to escape she will be transformed into a goat. As she navigates through her new life, she must decide whether to accept her fate or risk the consequences of seeking freedom. A Hirschfield International Film Series event, with sponsorship from the Vermont International Film Festival. (93 minutes) Free

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Mark LaVoie, Harmonica

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Long Way from Home is an acoustic solo performance by affiliate artist Mark LaVoie. His distinctive acoustic style is reminiscent of his mentor, the late great harmonica legend Sonny Terry. A Department of Music event. Free

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM

DANSA—Music of the Old Country featuring soloist Karen Kevra, Flute

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Celebrating their 15th concert season, the Champlain Philharmonic, under the direction of Matthew LaRocca, presents the Fall Concert Series. The program includes selections from Brahms' Hungarian Dances and Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, Veils and Whirlwinds by Vermont composer and Middlebury faculty member Peter Hamlin ’73. Karen Kevra will perform the solos on flute in the Doppler Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26 and Bizet's Fantasie Brilliant Sur Carmen.  More information: www.champlainphilharmonic.orgTickets: $15 regular, $12 faculty/staff/emeriti/alumni/parents, $10 youth, $6 Midd students

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Dance Master Class: Choreographing the Moment with Lee Serle

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Through the practice and discourse of improvisation, participants will share and question their processes when choreographing in the moment. Abandoning predetermined outcomes, we will attempt to find clarity within our practice together through the consideration of embodied histories, seeing and being seen, removing judgment, rapid-fire decision making, and desire for outcome. Free

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Artifacts and Interpretation: Developing the Cyrus Tang Hall of China at the Field Museum

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

The Cyrus Tang Hall of China is the Field Museum’s most recent permanent exhibition. Requiring three years of research, development, design, and construction, the exhibition features the museum’s extensive collections from China. Join co-curator Deborah Bekken for a discussion of the exhibition development process, the politics of display, and the conservation and design challenges behind a major museum installation. A History of Art and Architecture event. Free

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Art and Innovation: Understanding Transferrable Skills

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, The Orchard (Room 103)

Christal Brown, Dance Program Chair and  Director of MiddCORE, offers a lecture as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. Free

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Politics of Portraiture: The Head of Gordian III at Middlebury

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

Pieter Broucke, curator of ancient art, discusses two of the museum’s Roman imperial portraits—emperor Gordian III (225–244 CE) and his wife Tranquillina (c. 225–after 244 CE)—attributed to the “Gordian Master,” an anonymous third-century CE sculptor whose oeuvre has been reconstructed through comparison of shared formal and conceptual characteristics. A History of Art and Architecture event. Free

Gordian Master (Roman, active 230s–250s), Portrait Head of Gordian III, c. 238–255 CE, marble, 6 x 7 x 13 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon, 2014.042.

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM

NER Out Loud

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

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

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Movement Matters Immersive: Day of Dance, Free the Voice with Odeya Nini

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Studio 109

This workshop is dedicated to Vocal Expression, sensing the voice, feeling and understanding the physicality of sound, freeing our minds of preconceived ideas of song, and realizing the transformational healing effects we have on ourselves and others when we use our voice with intention and love. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook. See www.vermontdance.org for more information and to pre-register. Free to Middlebury ID holders

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Movement Matters Immersive: Day of Dance, Fields of Reckoning: An Interspecies Dance

The Knoll Organic Garden

Please join us outdoors for a work-in-progress showing of choreography in the Knoll landscape by Karima Borni, Middlebury Dance Program’s Scholar in Residence. Performers will also include a group of Middlebury students and several four-legged dancers. Light refreshments will be served. Free

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Movement Matters Immersive: Day of Dance, A Solo Voice

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Over the last seven years, Odeya Nini has investigated extended vocal techniques, resonance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations— including field recordings and theatrical elements—aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement. Presented by Vermont Dance Alliance and the Dance Program. Free

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Kittel & Co.

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

American fiddler, violinist, and composer Jeremy Kittel draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, classical, electronic, and more. He has worked with such artists as Abigail Washburn, Jars of Clay, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, and the Turtle Island Quartet. For this performance, he plays alongside genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand, hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, and phenom mandolinist Josh Pinkham, who wowed audiences here last April. A Performing Arts Series event.  Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. 

Singer-songwriter Aidan O'Brien ’20 will perform for arriving patrons in the upper lobby of the Mahaney Arts Center starting at 7:00 PM that evening. 

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