Sunday, September 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, September 3, 2019 - 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>>

Tuesday, September 3, 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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Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for PASS Members

Mahaney Arts Center Box Office

Tickets for the 2019–2020 Performing Arts Series and other selected events go on sale today for members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS). Counter sales at the Mahaney Arts Center Box Office only. Browse the season>> Learn more about PASS>>  Go to the online box office>> 

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for Middlebury College ID card holders

Mahaney Arts Center Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2019–2020 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>>

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Box Office Opening Day for the General Public

Mahaney Arts Center Box Office and McCullough Box Office

Tickets for the 2019–2020 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>>

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Queer Bauhaus

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125

An illustrated lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Otto, executive director of the Humanities Institute and associate professor of modern and contemporary art history and visual studies at the University at Buffalo. She shares her research on the roles queer identities and gender fluidity played in the development of Modernism’s legendary art school. Free

Elizabeth Otto, photo KC Kratt

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Friday, September 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Opening Reception: Votes . . . for Women?

Mahaney Arts Center, Lower Lobby

One hundred years ago, Americans embraced the right for women to vote by ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Professor of History Amy Morsman discusses the arguments, strategies, and tactics of the movement for women’s suffrage both nationally and locally, while also exploring its conflicts and legacies. Free

Advocate of “Votes for Women” creates sensation with plea for cause painted on her back. 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.

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Friday, September 13, 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.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Monos

Dana Auditorium

Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels—bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom—who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson).  (102 minutes) A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Photo courtesy Neon

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Dick Forman Jazz Group

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

What Is This Thing Called Jazz? The DFJG offers an evening of sparkling, sophisticated mainstream jazz enhanced by another chance to look behind the curtain and see how jazz is created. Long a favorite of Vermont audiences, the group features Director of Jazz Activities Dick Forman on piano, along with some of New England’s finest musicians. Free

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Katrin Bahr: East Germany in Mozambique, 1979–1990

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125

Between 1979 and 1990, East German teachers, engineers, and doctors moved to Mozambique as part of the Friendship Treaty with the German Democratic Republic. German scholar Katrin Bahr of UMass Amherst discusses how they brought not only their expertise but also their cameras, providing a fascinating glimpse into life in post-independence Mozambique. An exhibition on the same topic is on view in the adjacent Mahaney Gallery. Free

Rainer Grajek, Maputo 27.10.1986, Samora Machel’s Lying-in-State

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Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Sophie Shao and Friends

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Our 100th anniversary season opens with a perennial Middlebury favorite, cellist Sophie Shao. Applauded by the New York Times for her “eloquent, powerful” interpretations, Shao has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. This season, she’s joined by violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Zachary DePue, violists Paul Neubauer and Che-Yen Chen, and cellist Fred Sherry for a program including Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, selected Consorts for Six Viols by Gibbons, and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 Public/25 Midd ID holders/10 Youth/6 Midd students. More Info>> Read the press release>>

multi shaded blue triangleJoin us for a free, season-opening reception after the concert.

Photo Neda Navaee

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Dana Auditorium

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour includes seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films.  The program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga.  (96 minutes) A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Fast Horse, a Sundance Short Film

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM

ARTiculation: Attracting Attention: For woman suffrage, what worked?

Museum of Art

Professor of History Amy Morsman highlights key elements from the exhibit Votes . . . for Women? She delves more deeply in the stories of suffragists strategizing over how to spread their message and the challenges they faced along the way. Refreshments provided. Free

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Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Theft at the Gardner

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theater

Security expert, investigator, and bestselling author Anthony Amore speaks about art theft, a multibillion-dollar-per-year illicit industry. When it comes to the theft of masterpieces, one Great Master’s works have been stolen more than any other's: those of Rembrandt van Rijn. Amore discusses why masterworks are stolen, by whom, and what becomes of them. Free

Anthony Amore, photo M. Scott Brauer

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Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Cocoon

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon The Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live without notes. This seventh-annual communitywide event is produced by the Middlebury Moth-UP in partnership with the Mahaney Arts Center. This year's theme is "Resilience," and the storytellers will include: Middlebury College students Sabian Edouard ’21 and Hawa Abdullahi Adam ‘22; alumna Tania Flores ’18; Education Studies professor Tara Affolter; Psychology professor Martin Seehuus; and community member Jack Mayer. Stay for a reception with the storytellers. Tickets: $15 Public/12 Midd ID holders/6 Midd students.
 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to offer sign language interpretation.  However this event will now be offered with CART Service (Communication Access Realtime Translation,) with on-site captioning.  Please join us.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 8:00 PM

American Factory

Dana Auditorium

Q&A with producer Jeff Reichert following each screening. From Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy Award®-winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar comes American Factory, a Netflix Original Documentary.  The acclaimed film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession. (115 minutes) A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free

Pictured: Wong He (left) working with Kenny Taylor (center) and Jarred Gibson (right) in the furnace tempering area of the Fuyao factory in Dayton, Ohio, from the film American Factory

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

Spirited works by Bartók, Devienne, and Haydn showcase VSO principal flute Melissa Mielens and Ifetayo Ali, a teenage cellist from the Sphinx Program. In collaboration with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, a world premiere by music professor Matthew Evan Taylor accompanies a new film by Jeremy Lee MacKenzie. Approximate run time 2 hours including one intermission. Tickets: $25 adults; $10 student (children ages 6–17 and full-time college students with ID); free for children ages 5 and under.

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