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Mahaney Center for the Arts' 25th Anniversary Celebration

"Mahaney at 25"A grand celebration of the arts on May 5

The Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts opened in 1992 to provide an environment for the creation of art, and to invite Middlebury College and community audiences to experience the work of local, national, and international artists. 25 years and thousands of events later, the MCA, as the building is known, is truly a hub for the arts! The yearlong anniversary celebration began with BANDALOOP dancing on the side of the building and an outdoor party in September. Events throughout the academic year will culminate with a grand celebration of the arts at Middlebury College on Saturday, May 5, 2018. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Celebration on May 5, 2018 at a glance:

6 PM free events outdoors on the MCA Plaza (weather location: inside the MCA)

7:30 & 8 PM ticketed events in the MCA

8:30 PM free events in the MCA and around campus

The details:

Mahaney Center for the ArtsThe party starts at 6 p.m. (outdoors on the MCA Plaza unless weather moves the events inside). Snacks include tacos, pretzels, sliders, and mocktails. Boston-based artist Loïca will perform her beautiful Latin American rhythms and poetic lyrics. The Museum of Art will open with special displays by students in the Museum Assistants Program.

Man reaching out of flowers with tambourine

The evening then moves indoors into three different ticketed events: Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of Spirits will perform their refreshingly fun world music in Robison Hall. The Dance Department proudly presents their senior students’ thesis work in the Dance Theatre. The Theater Department hosts The Fifth Planet in Seeler Studio Theatre, the senior work of Eliza Renner and Connor Wright.

nocturne words on night sky backgroundFollowing these events will be a reception in the upper and lower lobbies and an exciting new event, Nocturne: A Middlebury Arts Festival! Nocturne is Middlebury College’s first ever student-run arts festival. From 9 p.m. until after midnight, art will take over the campus—dance, film, drawings, paintings, plays, concerts, stand-up comedy, food, lights, film, installations, fashion, pottery, poetry and more. With the support of MCAB, SGA, and CCI, Middlebury College students will create artwork and weave together the Middlebury community through the arts.

Everyone is invited to come celebrate the arts on May 5! Happy 25th anniversary, MCA!

Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax