January 10, Tuesday (through January 17)

Sculptural Architecture

8:00 AM–8:00 PM, Monday–Friday, Johnson Memorial Building

An exhibition of student work from Jim Butler’s fall class ART180 features intricate houses made from balsa, hardwoods, foam core, and fused glass. Each is built to fit an actual site on campus by combining practical approaches of architectural thinking with philosophical freedoms of studio art. The sculptures are accompanied by large color photographs that show them installed on campus. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Mateo Games '19, Time Tunnel, foam core, 2015

Untouched by Time-Eastlake.jpgJanuary 10, Tuesday (through April 23)

Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery

Constructed in the fifth century BCE, the Periclean building program on the Athenian Acropolis is the most celebrated architectural expression of the High Classical Age. This exhibition brings together early archaeological publications, antiquarian paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as photographs, books, and more recent images all drawn from collections at Middlebury. Together they bear testimony to the fascination with the Acropolis that has prevailed from the Enlightenment to the present. Free

Charles Lock Eastlake (British, 1793–1865), A View of the Erechtheum on the Acropolis, Athens, 1818, oil on paper laid on canvas, 18 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon, 2015.020.

Untouched by Time-JAN13ONLY-stillman_erechtheum.jpgJanuary 13, Friday

The Athenian Acropolis, Revisited

12:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Pieter Broucke, associate curator of ancient art and curator of the current museum exhibition Untouched by Time, presents a virtual gallery talk exploring the enduring fascination with the High Classical monuments from the Enlightenment to the present. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Part of the series Off the Wall: Informal Discussions about Art, sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Committee on the Arts. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders

William James Stillman (American, 1828–1901), The Erechtheum, Plate 19 from The Acropolis of Athens, 1869/70, carbon print, 8 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon, 2015.026.

January 13, Friday


The Music of Constantinople

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robinson Hall

Before their evening concert, Persian music trio Constantinople will offer an introduction to their music, instruments, and unique collaborations. They will be joined by special guest Didem Başar on the Turkish kanun. Free

January 13, Friday


8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

NEW PROGRAM! Persian music trio Constantinople makes its Middlebury debut in a special culture-spanning program, a poetic encounter between strings (setar, viola de gamba), percussion, and voice, blending music from the Persian, Mediterranean, and Baroque traditions. “…an intriguing East-meets-West quality suggested by the juxtaposition of the gamba and the Persian instruments”—New York Times. Due to international visa complications, previously announced kora player Ablaye Cissoko will be unable to join us. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. The program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes. Tickets: Public $20, College ID holders $15, Students $6

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Photo Michael Slobodian

dark shadowed picture showing male faceJanuary 14, Saturday

They Look Like People

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Suspecting that those around him are actually malevolent shape-shifters, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself. "An effective and unsettling neuro-psychological thriller"––Katie Walsh, LA Times. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Perry Blackshear ‘05, USA, 2016, 90 minutes) Free

January 18, Wednesday

Informal showing:

“Interdisciplinary Storytelling: Silent and Spoken, Movement and Stillness”

7:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Participants in this course facilitated by Lida Winfield share stories through movement and narrative, allowing and encouraging them to build bridges between each other and contribute to the growth of community. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

Lida Winfield, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

January 19, Thursday

In Search of Air: Growing Up Dyslexic

Lida Winfield

12:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Dancer, choreographer, spoken word artist, and educator Lida Winfield presents this dance/theater performance based on her experience growing up with a learning disability. She shares the gifts and heartache that accompanied her struggle to learn to read—which did not occur until her early twenties. This show is a mixture of funny, sad, and ironic moments strung together in a creative and captivating format. Sponsored by the Dance Program.


January 20, Friday

Fridays at the Museum

12:15-1:15 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

An informal, interdisciplinary works-in-progress showing with Maree ReMalia and friends. Come see the projects that ReMalia and her collaborators from Hatch Arts Collective (South Korea) and Middlebury College are working on this month drawing from their backgrounds in dance, theater, visual art, writing, and film. Shown in partnership with the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Free

Maree ReMalia, photo Alan Kimara Dixon

January 20, Friday

Lecture/Demonstration: The Art and Heart of Improvisation

4:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

While Jean-Michel Pilc is a premier jazz pianist, he believes that improvisation is central to the development of all music and musicians. As he lectures from the piano, Pilc will explore the role of originality, communication, and expression in improvisation.


Photo Mathieu Zazzo

2 teenage boys with tiny house
January 21, Saturday

Microbe & Gasoline

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

Two teenage friends (Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet) embark on a road trip across France after building a small house on wheels. "An admittedly small but wonderfully sincere portrait of two adolescent outsiders determined to pave their own way in the world"––Peter Debruge, Variety. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series in association with the Vermont International Film Festival. (Michel Gondry, France, 2015, 105 minutes). Free

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Jean-Michel Pilc, Jazz Piano

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Called “a dazzlingly inventive pianist” by the New York Times, Jean-Michel Pilc leads a musical life always centered around the solo piano. In Pilc’s hands, the listener embarks on a journey, crafted with unexpected landscapes and powerful emotions, using a wide range and spectrum from intimate lyricism to breathtaking virtuosity. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Reserved seating. The program is approximately 75 minutes including no intermission. Tickets: Public $25, College ID holders $20, Students $6

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Photo Steven Sussman

students play violins


January 23, Monday

Middlebury College Orchestra

8:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The Middlebury College Department of Music presents the orchestra in a Winter Term concert. Director Andrew Massey conducts student musicians performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B flat. Free

LandscapeReimagined-House Of The Northern Hemisphere-Daniela Silva'17.jpgJanuary 24, Tuesday (through January 31)

Landscape Re-Imagined: The Autumn Campus

8:00 AM–8:00 PM, Monday–Friday, Johnson Memorial Building

The works that students created in Jim Butler’s fall class Landscape Re-Imagined: Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Glass are large-scale images of our campus, presented in new and surprising ways. Students interact artistically with Middlebury’s natural and built environment while studying the rich history of how humans have depicted landscape. Their results exploit all the fluidly colorful possibilities of pigment to reimagine our everyday world. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Daniella Silva ’17, House of the Northern Hemisphere, 2015, oil on canvas

bronze  tabletop figureJanuary, 27 Friday

Meditation in the Museum

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Clear your mind in our galleries as Professor John Huddleston leads a 30-minute meditation workshop. Geared for those new to meditation, this workshop will focus on sitting, breathing, and walking techniques. Limited to the first 15 participants. Please arrive on time, as we do not want to disturb participants once the workshop has started. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. (Please note that although this event replaces the sketching activity originally planned, visitors will still be welcome to borrow sketching materials.) Free and open to the public

Bodhisattva Guanyin, 568, Northern Qi dynasty. Gilt bronze, 7 3/8 inches high. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont. Purchase with funds provided by the Barbara P. and Robert P. ’64 Youngman Acquisition Fund for Asian Art. 2005.042.

photot negitive of dancersJanuary 27–28, Friday–Saturday

Dance Company of Middlebury: Border / Zones

8:00 PM each evening, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Border / Zones culminates the two-semester creative process of the Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM), guided by artistic director Scotty Hardwig. This concert centers on themes of boundaries and borders between nations, people, and ideas, and was produced as part of an international collaboration with Mexican choreographers Omar Carrum and Claudia Lavista, who are both dancers, co-artistic directors, and choreographers of the renowned professional company Delfos Danza Contemporanea, as well as co-directors and teachers at the Mazatlán Professional School of Contemporary Dance (EPDM). Hardwig has created a new work, “sun breaks down”, in collaboration with the student company. The evening also features a renowned repertory work by Carrum and Lavista, entitled “Dulce Silencio (Entorno).” This performance follows a premiere at the historic Ángela Peralta Theatre in Mazatlán, Mexico, capping off the company’s two-week residency at EPDM. Both events feature student dancers from each institution. Sponsored by the Dance Program, Committee on the Arts, and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6

Dance Company of Middlebury, image Alan Kimara Dixon, edited by Scotty Hardwig

January 27–30, Friday–Monday

City of Angels

8:00 PM Friday, Saturday, and Monday; 2:00 PM Sunday; Town Hall Theater

The winner of the 1990 Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as Best Book and Best Score, City of Angels is the latest in the popular tradition of winter term productions coproduced by the Department of Music and Town Hall Theater. This musical comedy is written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also teems with sidesplitting humor. Douglas Anderson directs, with affiliate artist Carol Christensen as music director. Presented by special arrangement with Tims-Witmark Inc. Tickets: Public $16, College ID holders $10, Students $6

Cow with plactic halter on backJanuary 28, Saturday

Racing Extinction

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

A team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. "The film is a captivating, sobering look at the world’s endangered aquatic species, but it’s also a frightening revelation of what methane and carbon are doing to the ocean"—Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter.  Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series in association with the Vermont International Film Festival.  (Louie Psihoyos, USA, 2015, 90 minutes). Free

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