Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019

Queer Literature and History Exhibits

Davis Family Library, Atrium and Harman Reading Area

“Before and After Stonewall: Queer Stories Throughout American History” marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots by highlighting queer authors and literary themes.  “Middlebury College Coming Out: A Foundation for Queer Activism” is an exhibit of College Archives materials celebrating Middlebury College's LGBTQ activists. Library hours>> Free

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019

MuseumLab

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

For this experiment in interdisciplinary learning, professors from across Middlebury’s curriculum have selected a diverse array of pieces from the museum’s collection. Visitors are invited to observe the reactions sparked when our “teaching laboratory” displays art supporting courses in religion, neuroscience, gender studies, political science, environmental studies, art history, biochemistry, and more. Museum hours>>

Richard Anuszkiewicz (American, b. 1930), Spectral Cadmium, 1968, serigraph on paper, 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 1976.150.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019

Votes . . . for Women?

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery

While relatively few voices publicly questioned the prohibition against women voting in the decades following the country’s founding, most Americans did not wholeheartedly consider this question until the last century. This exhibit of vintage photographs, banners, and memorabilia coincides with the 100th anniversary of the campaign to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Museum hours>>

The suffragette “hikers” led by General Rosalie Jones at the Capitol, about to march up Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., February 27, 1913. Photograph by Underwood & Underwood. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Memorial Art Acquisition Fund and the Reva B. Seybolt ’72 Art Acquisition Fund, 2018.

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Jump! The 24th Annual First-Year Show

Hepburn Zoo

Come celebrate the theatrical talent of Middlebury students in this fully student-written, designed, and performed event! An evening of scenes exploring the risks and rewards of taking your first or last step. Directed by Julia Proctor ’06.5. Tickets: $6, on sale September 16.

Photo Eugenia Maximova, Unsplash

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Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The Woman’s Hour: Sex, Race, and Money in the Fight for the Vote

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss shares her research on the last step in the battle for granting the vote to women and touches on the concurrent museum exhibit exploring the controversy over women’s role in American society. Free

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Tazzeka

Dana Auditorium

Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. (95 minutes)  A Hirschfield International Film Series event, sponsored by the Department of French. Free

Pictured: Elias played by Madi Belem in Tazzeka

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Heath Quartet

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Known for “passionate performances that combine technical accomplishment with interpretative flair” (Strad), the acclaimed Heath Quartet—the series’ first-ever quartet in residence—returns to help us celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birth year. They present Beethoven’s entire string quartet cycle over six concerts (two each term), bookending weeklong residencies with our campus and community. The October 5 concert launches the cycle with Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18.1; the “Serioso” quartet, op. 95; and Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, op. 130. The October 11 concert features Quartet No. 2 in G Major, op. 18.2; the second “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.2; and Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, op. 132. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22 Public/16 Midd ID holders/10 Youth/6 Midd students. Read more>> Read the press release>>

See more: October 11, January 11 and 17, May 2 and 8.

Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin at 6:15 pm in MAC 221

Photo Kaupo Kikkas

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Curation as Collaboration

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125

Andrea Rosen, curator of the Fleming Museum of Art at UVM, argues that the best curators are also the best teammates. Drawing on recent Fleming shows on Alison Bechdel, Victorian fashion, Caribbean sacred art, and more, Rosen demonstrates that collaboration—with staff, artists, and students—yields more engaging exhibitions. Free

Andrea Rosen, photo Chris Dissinger

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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Heath Quartet

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Known for “passionate performances that combine technical accomplishment with interpretative flair” (Strad), the acclaimed Heath Quartet—the series’ first-ever quartet in residence—returns to help us celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birth year. They present Beethoven’s entire string quartet cycle over six concerts (two each term), bookending weeklong residencies with our campus and community. The October 5 concert launches the cycle with Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18.1; the “Serioso” quartet, op. 95; and Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, op. 130. The October 11 concert features Quartet No. 2 in G Major, op. 18.2; the second “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.2; and Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, op. 132. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22 Public/16 Midd ID holders/10 Youth/6 Midd students. Read more>> Read the press release>>

See more: October 5, January 11 and 17, May 2 and 8.

Cash bar and light refreshments available at intermission and after the concert

Photo Kaupo Kikkas

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Movement Matters Master Class with Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 109

The transnational performance group Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project (BTDP)—based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, PA—draws from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics. Movement Matters is a series of one-time classes and workshops on a variety of topics. Open to the general public as well as the College community. All experience levels welcome. Free

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Parasite

Dana Auditorium

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. (132 minutes)  A Hirschfield International Film Series event in partnership with the Vermont International Film Festival. Free

Pictured: The Kim family in Parasite

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project: When Birds Refused to Fly

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Choreographed by Olivier Tarpaga and set to the music of Orchestre Super Volta, When Birds Refused to Fly is a dance theatre piece that explores multiple facets of generational transformation, culturally and geographically. The performance examines what it is to build up and break down in the name of change. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale September 23

Photo Géry Barbot

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:30 PM

From Batavia to the Gold Coast: Mapping Textile Circulation in the Dutch Global Market

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

This talk, presented by Marsely Kehoe (Hope College) and Carrie Anderson (Middlebury College), introduces an ongoing digital art history project which makes connections between economic, social, and visual data through an open-access database, interactive map, and visual textile glossary. Free

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Precolonial African Sexuality, Contemporary Homophobia and #LimitlessAfricans

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Fulbright-winning artist Mikael Chukwuma Owunna discusses how Limit(less), his series of photographic portraits of LGBTQ+ Africans in diaspora, uses celebratory imagery to challenge a colonial legacy of homophobia. Meet the artist at a reception following this illustrated lecture. Free

Mikael Chukwuma Owunna (American, b. 1990), 4 Queer African Women in the Snow, 2017, Kodak Pro Endura Print (glossy), 24 x 36 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Foster Family Art Acquisition Fund, 2019. Photo © Mikael Owunna

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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Provenance Matters in Ancient Art

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125

Associate Curator of Ancient Art Pieter Broucke explains why provenance matters when building a teaching collection of antiquities. While these issues often complicate the acquisition of works of art, they can also be enriching, as demonstrated by examples from Middlebury’s own holdings. Free

The Naples Painter (Greek, 5th century BCE), Attic Red-Figure Column Krater, c. 450–420 BCE, terracotta, 15 5/8 x 13 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 1998.033.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Residency: Movement Matters Master Class

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Instructors: Samar Haddad King and Zoe Rabinowitz. Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre master classes are designed to meet and challenge students wherever they are in their technical training and physical practice; classes offer an environment of technical exploration and artistic play. Focusing on intention as the catalyst for movement, participants are given the freedom to investigate athletic movement phrases using choreographic and improvisational tools. Through phrasework and improvisation, dancers are invited to inhabit their own bodies more fully and find new solutions for how to effectively communicate through performance. Open to the general public as well as the College community. All experience levels welcome. Free

Photo Samar King

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Vermont Arts Awards 2019

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

The Vermont Arts Council, in association with the Governor’s office, celebrates the contributions of five extraordinary Vermonters this year: singer/actor/author Francois Clemmons of Middlebury, author Castle Freeman of Newfane, arts educator Joan Robison of Burlington, music champion James Lockridge of Burlington, and director/writer/arts administrator Douglas Anderson of Middlebury.  Come early for a welcome reception at 5:30; the Middlebury College Museum of Art stay open though the reception for visitors as well. Admission is free, but the Vermont Arts Council does ask that you RSVP here.  Read more>>

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Residency: Redefining and Reclaiming Space in Conflict Zones

Robert A Jones '59 Conference Room

A lecture demonstration by Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Artistic Director Samar Haddad King and Associate Artistic Director Zoe Rabinowitz. They share methods the company has developed to create art across physical and political barriers, and the impact of working with disenfranchised communities on creative projects. Based on their work between the US and on both sides of the Green Line in Palestine for close to a decade, the presentation features video footage from the creative process, source materials, and performance excerpts, as well as an opportunity for discussion with the audience. Free

Photo Samar King

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Dana Tang, Gluckman Tang Architects: Recent Work

Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Architectural Record refers to Gluckman Tang Architects as among the top ranks of museum and gallery designers today. Cameron Visiting Architect Dana Tang, AIA, presents recent work for museums, galleries, universities, and other clients, including the Brant Art Foundation Building, Drexel University’s Korman Center, and the De Maria Pavilion. Free

Korman Center, Drexel University, photo Graham Hebel

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Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Residency: Informal Performance

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre

This informal showing and discussion about the company’s creative methods and collaborative process features members Yukari Osaka, Zoe Rabinowitz, and Mohammed Smahneh performing solo and duet excerpts from their most recent and forthcoming works, Against a Hard Surface and Last Ward, developed and performed in the Arab World and Europe. Free

Photo Samar King

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Artemisia: Light and Shadow

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

*please note: new date! Previously scheduled for October 12.

Harpsichordist Gwen Toth ’77 and singer-actor Sarah Chalfy present the story of 17th-century painter and feminist heroine Artemisia Gentileschi in a production of music, theatre, and image, including songs by Baroque composer Barbara Strozzi. Genstileschi survived rape, humiliation, and a sensational trial to achieve international renown as an artist. Free

Photo William Meyers

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Bacchae 2.1

Mahaney Arts Center, Seeler Studio Theatre

In Charles Mee’s update of the classic Greek play, Dionysus comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler refuses to his acknowledge him as a god. Mee creates striking images of obscenity and beauty in this poetic, quiltlike piece, composed in the way that Max Ernst made his “fatagaga” pieces at the end of World War I. Directed by Michole Biancosino ’98. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 14

Playwright Charles Mee

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