June 2012

 

 mccardell_portraitJune 8, Friday

Middlebury’s Presidential Portraits: Images of Power or the Graveyard of Tradition?

2:00 PM, Old Chapel, Room 401

Join Richard Saunders, Director of the Middlebury College Museum of Art and Walter Cerf Distinguished College Professor, for an insider’s look at the Old Chapel Boardroom. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

Image: Chen Yanning (American, b. 1945), John M. McCardell, Jr., President of Middlebury College, 1991-2004, 2004, oil on canvas, 35 x 29 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont. Purchase with funds provided by the President and Fellows of Middlebury College, 2005.052

 

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June 8, Friday

Cosmic Geometry, the Backstory of a 50-Year Project by a Midd Alumna Who Chose Middlebury Because There Wasn’t a Math Requirement

4:00 PM, Wright Memorial Theater

In this illustrated lecture, Vermont artist Sabra Field ’57 will discuss some of the collateral images that led to the ones she selected for Middlebury’s newest work of public art. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on Art in Public Places.

Watch a video about the creation of the mural>>

Image: Sabra Field (American, born 1935), Mural of Cosmic Geometry, 2010, synthetic oil, 35 x 35 feet. Based on 2009 suite of sixteen linocuts. Executed by Colossal Media, New York. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy and matching private donations.


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*CANCELED
June 8, Friday

Screened & Selected II

4:30 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Chief Curator Emmie Donadio gives an illustrated lecture about the illuminating and productive cooperative venture that led to the museum’s burgeoning collection of contemporary photography and video works. Free.

*The Museum will be closed for necessary repairs starting Monday, May 14. This talk has been canceled, and the exhibition has been postponed until summer 2013—for more information please visit museum.middlebury.edu.

Pictured: Roger Ballen (American, born 1950), Twirling Wires, 2001, selenium-toned silver print, 14 3/16 x 14 1/4 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund and the Contemporary Photography, Film, and Video Acquisition Fund, 2007.018

 

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June 24, Sunday

PTP/NYC: Monster

1:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

See informal showings of work in progress as theatre company PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) prepares for their summer 2012 run in New York City. Neal Bell's Monster, a taut and chilling stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,  takes an eerily disturbing yet poignant look at one man's obsession with creating life and the relentless and destructive consequences of abandoning his creation. Free

 

 
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June 24, Sunday
 

PTP/NYC: Serious Money

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

See informal showings of work in progress as theatre company PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) prepares for their summer 2012 run in New York City. In Serious Money, a scathing satire set in the trading pits and boardrooms of London's financial district, acclaimed English playwright Caryl Churchill tackles the insider trading, corporate raiding, and leveraged buyouts of the late '80s. Churchill's acidly funny, cocaine-fueled ride examines the abuses of power, greed, and sexual politics that continue to resonate with the current global financial crisis. Fiercely witty and shockingly prophetic, Serious Money also features music and lyrics by Ian Dury, Micky Gallagher, and Chas Jankel. Free

 

 

 

 

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