June 2010


On view through June 6:

American Paintings and Prints from Shelburne Museum

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

Selected from the extensive collection of paintings at the Shelburne Museum, these thirty works represent the wide range of interests of American artists working in both urban and rural areas before 1900.

Pictured:Martin Johnson Heade, Orchid and Hummingbird, 1875-85, oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Collection of Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, 27.1.5-20



On view now through August 15


Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery
Paintings, prints, and photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection are the basis of this exhibition focused on the idea and the presentation of celebrity. Highlights include Polaroid portraits by Andy Warhol and photographs of famous men by Arnold Newman. Free

Pictured: Andy Warhol, American, 1928–1987, Marilyn, 1967, screenprint on paper, 36 x 36 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont. Purchase with Funds provided by the G. Crossan Seybolt ’77 Art Acquisition Fund, 2004.032. © 2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.



June 4, Friday

Public Sculpture at Middlebury: A Project 25 Years in the Making

4:00 P.M., Kevin P.Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts, Room 221

Emmie Donadio, chief curator of the Middlebury College Museum of Art, traces the growth and development of the College's public art works from the short-lived inauguration of the Vito Acconci's "Way Station" (1982-1985) through the present day. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

Pictured: Robert Indiana (American, born 1928) LOVE, 1973. Painted aluminum, 6 x 6 x 3 feet. Gift of Ken and Linda Wilson. 2000.031



June 6-7, Sunday-Monday

Friends of the Art Museum Trip: Portland, Maine

The Middlebury College Friends of the Art Museum join the Friends of the Henry Sheldon Museum for an overnight getaway to the Currier Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art. See amazing art--including watercolor masterworks by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and others--and explore the culture, architecture, and attractions of Portland's Old Port. $275 Members; $315 non-members, including transportation, overnight accommodations, several meals and snacks, and museum and tour admission fees. For more information, contact Andrea Solomon at asolomon@middlebury.edu or 802.443.2034.


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June 8, Tuesday

VPR Classical Live Broadcast and Concert:
Annamieke Spoelstra, piano

8:30 A.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

The Mahaney Center for the Arts is pleased to host a special event to mark the moment when VPR Classical goes live in Addison County. Join VPR President Robin Turnau and host Cheryl Willoughby for a live broadcast performance with pianist Annemieke Spoelstra to celebrate this milestone. Ms. Spoelstra performs a program of works by Chopin and Schumann in honor of their bicentennial birthday year. VPR hosts a breakfast reception in the Mahaney CFA lower lobby after the concert. Listen to VPR Classical locally on WOXM 90.1 FM. Free, but reservations are requested. Please call 800.639.2192 to reserve your spot.



Alex Draper '88 in "Lovesong of the Electric Bear"June 22, Tuesday

Behind the Scenes Reception:
Potomac Theatre Project

1:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Middlebury students, faculty, and alumni tell the story of Middlebury College's 25 year-old affiliated, professional, New York-based theatre company, PTP/NYC—and its impact on the Middlebury arts community—over cookies and lemonade. Free

Read more about PTP here: www.potomactheatreproject.org

Pictured: Alex Draper '88 in the Lovesong of the Electric Bear. Photo Stan Barouh


Lovesong of the Electric BearJune 26, Saturday

Potomac Theatre Project:
Three Showings of Work-in-Progress


Lovesong of the Electric Bear
11:00 A.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Play by Snoo Wilson, directed by Cheryl Faraone, with Alex Draper '88 as Alan Turing and Tara Giordano '02 as his teddy bear.

Plevna and Gary the Thief
3:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre
Spend an hour in the company of British playwright and poet Howard Barker and these one-man shows of war and individualism. Alex Draper '88 returns in Plevna. Directed by Richard Romagnoli.

A Question of Mercy
6:00 P.M., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

David Rabe's searing drama about our choices at the end of life. Directed by Jim Petosa.

All showings are free and open to the public.

Read more about PTP here: www.potomactheatreproject.org

Pictured: Cassidy Boyd '10 and Alex Draper '88 in Lovesong of the  Electric Bear


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