Enhancing the Arts at Middlebury

Arts at Middlebury

Program in Dance

Department of Film and Media Culture

Department of History of Art & Architecture

Middlebury College Museum of Art

Department of Music

Performing Arts Series

Potomac Theatre Project/NYC Repertory Theatre

Department of Theatre

Program in Studio Art

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The arts infuse the very fabric of the college community with the spirit of creativity and innovation.

The arts create powerful intersections between the classroom and real life. They open doors to lifelong appreciation and provide insights into our complex world. They also serve as a steppingstone to professional pursuits and a chance to make an important, creative imprint on that world.

We consistently encourage artistic expression and experimentation and provide the environment to help both flourish—with extraordinary results.

Arts Impact

Director of the Arts Pieter Broucke discusses the role of the arts at Middlebury.

The College serves as a hub for new and creative endeavors that reverberate beyond Middlebury—student work that enhances intercultural communication and artists who break new ground. Examples of these abound, including ambitious theatrical performances that win national awards, and dance and music tours to U.S. cities and venues abroad.

Middlebury’s spectacular setting and facilities attract distinguished local, national, and international artists to campus, providing mentorship and opportunities for audiences to experience art in ways they never would otherwise.

The Middlebury College Museum of Art is the largest learning laboratory on campus and one of Vermont’s premier visual arts venues. By collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and contextualizing art representing a diversity of peoples, cultures, and periods, we create opportunities for all visitors—students, faculty, staff, and the larger public—to connect with others and transform their understanding of the world through the exploration of art and its meanings.

How You Can Help

Gifts to the arts:
  • underwrite the cost of theatre and musical productions;
  • make it possible for students and faculty to experiment with new forms;
  • fund exhibitions that create opportunities for students across the disciplines to understand cultures and offer experiential learning options for students interested in research, curatorship, and teaching;
  • cover the costs of sets, costumes, musical instruments, and studio supplies;
  • offset the cost of technical assistance, such as a technician to assist film and media culture students with complex equipment and editing software;
  • assist with travel to museums, concert halls, theatres, and urban centers;
  • enable students to do original research around the world.