November 1, Tuesday

Rona Yefman, Cameron Visiting Artist

4:30 PM, Twilight Hall

Yefman is an Israeli-born, New York City-based artist working in photography, video, and installation. In this talk, she discusses how her work explores issues of identity by collaborating with individuals who have formed a radical persona that evokes the iconic and the absurd of our time. During her week in residence she also creates an edition of silkscreen prints with Hedya Klein's silkscreen class. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Rona Yefman, Cards in the Tent, 1997

November 3, Thursday

Imogen Cooper, Piano

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Recognized worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, Imogen Cooper has established her reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire. The Guardian of London described a recent performance as “playing of the greatest intelligence and musical integrity.” In her return to Middlebury, Cooper offers a program including Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, and Albeniz. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Greg Vitercik, 6:30 PM in Room 125. Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series. Part of the Nelson Chamber Music Series. Reserved seating. The program is approximately 2 hours including 1 intermission. Tickets: Public $25, College ID holders $20, Students $6

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Photo Sussie Ahlburg

November 3, Thursday (through November 14)

Color Photography

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

Students in John Huddleston’s ART328 present an exhibit of color prints in the Johnson Central Atrium space. The images show a wide range of conception and form. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Madeleine Raber '16, digital color print, 2014

November 4, Friday

Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case

12:15 PM, McCullough Student Center, Center Gallery

Meet the curators of the exhibition Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case. Case's striking imagery of the natural and built environment raises awareness about the human role in climate change. Students Claire Borre ’18, Matt Gillis ’18, and Mariah Serra ’18 share the process of curating this exhibition in just 8 weeks during the 2016 MuseumWorks summer internship program. Light refreshments will be served. This event is part of the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s Fridays at the Museum series (held this week in McCullough). Free

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Case is not able to attend.

Pictured: Timothy Case, Marin County, April 2014, digital inkjet print

November 5, Saturday


3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

When an Ethiopian boy moves in with distant relatives, he takes along his pet sheep—but the upcoming holidays spell danger for his beloved friend. “It provides a welcome insider view of a certain element of rural Ethiopian life, influenced in nondemonstrable ways by the country’s turbulent political situation”––Jay Weissberg, Variety. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Yared Zeleke, Ethiopia, 2015, 94 minutes) Free

November 6, Sunday

Middlebury College Choir

Susanne Peck, guest conductor

3:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The choir’s repertoire spans major styles and time periods of the choral canon, folk music, world music, American music, and new compositions. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Miranda de Beer '19

November 7, Monday

Recent Work by Julia Snow

4:30 PM, Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Cameron Visiting Architect Julia Snow gives a public lecture on her current projects. Snow leads a studio-based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The studio’s interest in pragmatic and critical programmatic reflection results in innovative designs that expand our understanding of architectural performance. Design strategies explore how architecture performs within each project’s social, cultural, and economic context. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Cameron Family Enrichment Fund. Free

Julia Snow

November 9, Wednesday

Master Class with Lela Aisha Jones

4:30-6:00 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Lela Aisha Jones is a movement performance artist that has come to understand dance as an archival practice, and her body “as an artistic archive—a creative storage space for movement and culture derived from the individual and collective lived experiences of blackness.” Some of her most influential experiences in the field of dance has come from working with nationally and internationally renowned artists, including Sulley Imoro (Ghana), Nia Love (U.S.), Anssumane Silla (Guinea Bissau), and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women (U.S.) Jones a is a 2015 Leeway Transformation Awardee and a 2016 Pew Fellow in the Arts. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Free

November 10, Thursday

Meet the Press: Peter Plagens

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

Peter Plagens, painter, novelist, and art critic for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, discusses life as an art critic and answers questions from the floor. Sponsored by Meet the Press, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Program in Creative Writing, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Johnson Enrichment Funds, Program in Studio Art, and the Director of the Arts. Free

back veiw of orchestraNovember 11, Friday

Middlebury College Orchestra

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

Andrew Massey conducts the Middlebury College Orchestra in a fall concert featuring Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Grainger’s Colonial Song, Milhaud’s Murder of a Great Chief of State, and Mendelssohn’s Overture to Ruy Blas. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

father - daughter discussion*CANCELLED

November 12, Saturday


Dana Auditorium

November 13, Sunday

TEDxMiddlebury: Playing the Game

10:00 AM-1:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall (Concert Hall)

A TEDx event is a local, independently-organized gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. The theme of TEDxMiddlebury 2016 is "Playing the Game," which aims to highlight the ways in which each of us learns to navigate these games, and by extension, the systems that surround us. It is about the various personas we take on to win different rounds, about being honest in the face of expectations, and about deciding whether or not to play by the rules. Tickets: $20/15/8.

*Please note new date

November 13, Sunday

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

5:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby and Museum

The annual signature event of the museum friends, when the group determines what gift it will present to the museum with its membership funds. Members only, RSVP required. Membership information: 802-443-2309 or

November 15, Tuesday

Behind-the-Scenes Lunch and Discussion: American Sunrise/Sunset

12:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Join director Cheryl Faraone and her cast and crew for a presentation about the upcoming production. $5 donation suggested; free to Middlebury College ID cardholders

November 15, Tuesday

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble

Damascus Kafumbe, director

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

The music of this student ensemble demonstrates the study of many musical Africanisms: complex polyphony, musical conversation, structured improvisation, recurrent patterns, layered ostinati, timbral variety, and tonal variations. These stylistic elements serve as markers of cultural, social, political, and religious lifeways in Africa. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Photo Sophie Bufton '15

November 16, Wednesday

David Torn, Guitar

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

Experimental guitarist, film composer, and former David Bowie sideman David Torn gives a concert of solo electric guitar improvisations. The New York Times described Torn’s 2015 solo release, Only Sky, as “[an abstract landscape that is] both immersive and deftly disorienting.” Sponsored by the Committee on the Arts, Department of Film and Media Culture, Department of Music, and the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Free

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Photo Wes Orshoshi/EMC Records

November 17, Thursday

Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning

7:30 PM, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The fall concert by Diana Fanning’s students always attracts an enthusiastic audience of music lovers. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Gloria Breck ’18, Laura Harris ’17, Susanna Korkeakivi ’18, Julien Souffrant ’19, Zach Blacker ’19, Andrew Smith ’18, Junya Iwata ’19, and Diana Fanning; photo Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’19

*Please note location change

November 17–19, Thursday–Saturday

American Sunrise/Sunset

7:30 PM each evening and 2:00 PM on Saturday, Seeler StudioTheatre

Funny. Frightening. Illuminating. Cynical. Romantic. The 24-person company explores the American present through song, story, and some gymnastics. This collage evening of theatre with heart is directed by Cheryl Faraone. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Seating is limited, on the stage. For mature audiences. Tickets: Public $12, College ID holders $10, Students $6; on sale October 31

woman holding hourglassNovember 18, Friday

Behind the Scenes with Bloom and Doom

12:15 PM, Middlebury College Museum of Art

Go behind the scenes of the museum exhibition Bloom and Doom: Visual Expressions and Reform in Vienna 1900. Art History professor Erin Sassin and museum designer Ken Pohlman discuss collaborating to curate this exciting exhibition of art by Klimt, Schiele, and others. Middlebury College students will also share their deep involvement in the curatorial process, including selecting works, writing interpretive labels, making suggestions for the exhibition’s layout and color scheme, and creating a digital map exploring the relationship between the built environment and Vienna’s larger artistic and cultural scene. Part of the Fridays at the Museum series. Free. Lunch available for purchase in Rehearsals Cafe after this event.

Koloman Moser, Frommes calendar poster, 1899, colored lithograph. Courtesy of the Sabarsky Foundation.

Right Now, Wrong Then 1.jpgNovember 19, Saturday

Right Now, Wrong Then

3:00 and 8:00 PM, Dana Auditorium

A film director arrives in town a day early, meets a fledgling artist, and they start to fall for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, the story begins again, but now things appear somewhat different. “No director working today can carry out this kind of heavyweight emotional excavation with such feather-light flicks of his trowel”—Robbie Collin, Telegraph. In Korean with English subtitles. Sponsored by the Hirschfield International Film Series. (Sang-soo Hong, South Korea, 2016, 121 minutes) Free

November 19–20, Saturday–Sunday

Middlebury College Community Chorus

Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist

7:00 PM Saturday, 3:00 PM Sunday; Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. New this year is a special Saturday night performance time; encore performance on Sunday. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

Jeff Rehbach, photo Miranda de Beer '19

November 29, Tuesday (through December 6)

Silkscreen Prints

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

This exhibition by students in Hedya Klein’s ART318 class is a culmination of in-depth studio practice. Students addressed various technical and conceptual challenges, resulting in a wide array of imagery, both observed from life and from their own imagination. The silkscreen process is refined through composition, drawing, and even computer manipulation of imagery. Sponsored by the Program in Studio Art. Free

Charlotte Fairless ’15.5, silkscreen, 2015

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