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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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.  On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17.

Photo Felix Broede 

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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.  On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17. 

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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.  On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17. 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Ulysses: A Visual Schema

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

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

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

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.  On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17. 

Museum LogoThe 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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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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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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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. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. 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.  On sale to PASS members 9/6, ID holders 9/13, general public 9/17. 

Photo Corrina Van Hamlin

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