Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Museum Reopens

Middlebury College Museum of Art

The Middlebury College Museum of Art reopens for the fall, with ongoing and seasonal exhibitions. Free admission. Museum hours>>

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for PASS Members

Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2018–2019 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS).  Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Portraits of Power

Johnson Memorial Building

Paintings from Jim Butler’s Portraiture in Ceramics and Oil Paint (ART370) course convey visions of who and what students think is powerful in their lives. The large-scale paintings and ceramic assemblages use dynamic design and powerful color to create images that range from photorealistic to expressionist. Exhibit hours: 8:00am–8:00pm. A Studio Art Event. Free

Athena Haywood ’20, oil on wood panel, spring 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for Middlebury College ID card holders

Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2018–2019 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and other ID card holders, as well as members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Opening Reception: Wondrous Worlds

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Museum of Art and Lower Lobby

Join the Friends of the Art Museum and curator Cynthia Packert for the grand opening of the museum’s major fall exhibition Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place, on loan from the Newark Museum. Free

Knotted Prayer Rug with Mihrab, Two Ewers, Floral and Geometric Motifs. Turkey, Mucur, 19th century, Ottoman Period (1299–1922). Wool, silk; W: 57 inches, L: 67 inches. Newark Museum. Gift of Sylvia Such, 1944, 44.211. 

Friday, September 14, 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. Free  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. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica)

Dana Auditorium at Sunderland (Change from previous posting)

The Hirschfield International Film Series opens on September 15 with Una Mujer Fantástica, the first Chilean movie to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. The writer, Gonzalo Maza, will be in attendance for a conversation moderated by David Miranda-Hardy after each screening. The story: Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. (104 minutes) Free

Francisco Reyes as Orlando and Daniela Vega as Marina 

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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for the General Public

Mahaney Center for the Arts Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2018–2019 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today to the general public. Tickets are also available to Middlebury College students, faculty, staff, and other ID card holders, as well as members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>>

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Foreigner’s Home

McCullough Student Center, Wilson Hall

This film by Rian Brown and Geoff Pingree explores Toni Morrison’s artistic and intellectual vision through The Foreigner’s Home, her 2006 exhibition at the Louvre. Through exclusive footage of Morrison in dialogue with artists, along with extensive archival footage, music, and animation, the film presents a series of candid and incisive exchanges about race, identity, “foreignness,” and art’s redemptive power. The film producers will introduce the film at 7:30 PM—with the film starting at 8:00—and take part in a post-screening discussion. Presented as part of the 2018 Clifford Symposium, Toni Morrison: The Origin of Others. Free

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Recitatif

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

This performance is an interdisciplinary adaptation of Toni Morrison’s short story, created by Michole Biancosino ’98 of theatre, Christal Brown of dance, and Matthew Taylor of music. Two girls become friends despite the racial and social differences of their mothers. As they grow into women and mothers themselves, an old memory comes back to haunt them. Presented as part of the 2018 Clifford Symposium, Toni Morrison: The Origin of Others. Free 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Dana Auditorium at Sunderland (Change from previous posting)

See seven short films selected from the Sundance Film Festival, including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world. The 2018 program offers new audiences a taste of what the festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in. (91 minutes) A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Hair Wolf, written and directed by Mariama Diallo 

 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Museums, Markets, and Money: 25 Years in the Art World

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

Paul R. Provost ’87 speaks on the current dynamics of the art world and the intersection of scholarship, collecting, and commerce, drawing on his experience as an art historian, museum curator, and international auction house executive. A History of Art and Architecture event. Free

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Voice of the Violin: Beginnings and Now

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Grammy-nominated Peter Sheppard Skærved is the dedicatee of over 400 works by composers ranging from Hans Werner Henze and George Rochberg to the young composers with whom he collaborates all over the world. This salon-style concert sets the music of our time in counterpoint with the rich repertoire for violin from the 17th century. A Department of Music event. Free

Photo Thor Brødreskift

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute)

Dana Auditorium at Sunderland (Change from previous posting)

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. Sponsored by the Department of French. (143 minutes) A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart in BPM (Beats Per Minute) 

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Chanticleer

Mead Memorial Chapel

Known the world over for “Precise, pure, and deeply felt singing” (New York Times), the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer makes its Middlebury debut with a special program called Then and There, Here and Now. This anthology of the ensemble’s repertoire spans musical history in honor of their 40th anniversary season. A Performing Arts Series and Nelson Series event. The performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission.  Tickets: $30 Public/$25 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. 

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Photo Lisa Kohler 

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Dick Forman Jazz Group

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

What Is This Thing Called Jazz 2 is an evening of sparkling, sophisticated mainstream jazz offering a chance to look behind the curtain and see how jazz is created. Long a favorite of Vermont audiences, the Jazz Group features Forman on piano, along with some of New England’s finest musicians. Forman is the Music Department’s director of jazz activities. A Department of Music event. Free

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