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June 5, Friday

Lecture: Languages in the Museum and Portraits of the African-American Experience

2:00 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Pieter Broucke, Associate Curator of Ancient Art, will give an overview of The Language Schools at the Museum, an exhibition he co-curated with Sabarsky Graduate Fellow Peter Moore ’14 to celebrate the centennial of the Middlebury Language Schools.

Associate Professor of History William Hart, who co-curated Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African-American Experience with the students in his Spring 2015 “African American History” course, will review the history of the exhibit’s approximately 100 photographs—covering more than 125 years of black life in the United States. Free

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June 26, Friday

PTP/NYC: Scenes from an Execution

Noon, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

After three weeks of rehearsal in Middlebury, the PTP/NYC company is pleased to invite the community to work-in-progress showings of the 2015 summer season. The Off-Broadway company associated with Middlebury College, which was founded by Middlebury professors Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone, along with Boston University's Jim Petosa, specializes in creating socially and politically acute theatre for the 21st century. See additional showings on Saturday. Free. Read more at www.ptpnyc.org

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June 26, Friday

Sheldon Museum's Pops Concert: Vermont Philharmonic

7:30 PM, Grounds behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts

The Sheldon Museum’s annual outdoor Pops Concert and fireworks are a Vermont summer tradition for Lake Champlain area families and tourists. Celebrate the anniversary of Independence Day with a concert of Broadway standards, pops, and patriotic music performed by the Vermont Philharmonic. The concert takes place in the meadow behind Middlebury College's Mahaney Center for the Arts, with commanding views of the Green Mountains, followed by a glorious fireworks display. The grounds will open at 5:30 PM for picnicking, with the concert beginning at 7:30. (Rain site is in the adjacent Middlebury College athletic complex.) The evening will close with vivid fireworks–rain or shine. Be sure to bring flashlights, chairs, blankets, and a picnic. Tickets: Adult $25, Youth $10; children under 12 admitted free; (adult tickets purchased by June 21: $20); on sale at 802.388.2117, or at the Sheldon Museum at 1 Park Street in Middlebury.

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June 27, Saturday

PTP/NYC: Judith

Noon, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

After three weeks of rehearsal in Middlebury, the PTP/NYC company is pleased to invite the community to work-in-progress showings of the 2015 summer season. The Off-Broadway company associated with Middlebury College, which was founded by Middlebury professors Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone, along with Boston University's Jim Petosa, specializes in creating socially and politically acute theatre for the 21st century. See additional showings on Friday and later on Saturday. Free. Read more at www.ptpnyc.org

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June 27, Saturday

PTP/NYC: Vinegar Tom

1:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

After three weeks of rehearsal in Middlebury, the PTP/NYC company is pleased to invite the community to work-in-progress showings of the 2015 summer season. The Off-Broadway company associated with Middlebury College, which was founded by Middlebury professors Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone, along with Boston University's Jim Petosa, specializes in creating socially and politically acute theatre for the 21st century. See additional showings on Friday and earlier Saturday. Free. Read more at www.ptpnyc.org

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Continuing at the Middlebury College Museum of Art (on view through August 9)

Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African American Experience

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Johnson Gallery

This exhibit is comprised of approximately 100 photographs of African Americans from the exhaustive yet little known collection of George R. Rinhart, one of the foremost collectors of American photography. Selected images range from daguerreotypes created in the 1840s to photographs of the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. Many of these images have never been previously exhibited. Free

Unknown photographer, Sitter, probably James Forten (1766–1842), c. 1840, daguerreotype, sixth plate. Collection of George R. Rinhart.

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Continuing at the Middlebury College Museum of Art (on view through August 9)

The Language Schools at the Museum

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

Travel the world in this summer exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Middlebury Language Schools. The many countries and cultures of Middlebury’s Language Schools are represented by 20 works of art selected from the museum’s permanent collection. Free

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