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Michael Singer, Garden of the Seasons (full)

Michael Singer (American, born 1942)
Garden of the Seasons, 2003–2004
Granite, cast concrete, painted steel, aluminum, and plantings. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2004.048 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Adjacent to the library

Michael Singer, Garden of the Seasons (display)

Michael Singer (American, born 1942)
Garden of the Seasons [detail], 2003–2004
Granite, cast concrete, painted steel, aluminum, and plantings. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2004.048 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Adjacent to the library

Michael Singer, Garden of the Seasons (detail)

Michael Singer (American, born 1942)
Garden of the Seasons [detail], 2003–2004
Granite, cast concrete, painted steel, aluminum, and plantings. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2004.048 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Adjacent to the library

Joseph Beuys (German, 1921–1986)

7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks), 1982–1987/1998

Basalt marker and red oak tree. Tree and basalt stone planted by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in memory of the artist Joseph Beuys. 1998.003

Location: Lawn between Starr Hall and Starr Axxin

A meditative artist, political activist, and influential teacher, Joseph Beuys termed much of his work “social sculpture,” by which he meant to suggest his utopian belief that art had more than an aesthetic function.

Joseph Beuys, 7000 Oaks

Joseph Beuys (German, 1921–1986)
7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks), 1982–1987/1998
Basalt marker and red oak tree. Tree and basalt stone planted by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in memory of the artist Joseph Beuys. 1998.003 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Lawn between Starr Hall and Starr Axxin

Joseph Beuys, 7000 Oaks (display)

Joseph Beuys (German, 1921–1986)
7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks) [detail], 1982–1987/1998
Basalt marker and red oak tree. Tree and basalt stone planted by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in memory of the artist Joseph Beuys. 1998.003 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Lawn between Starr Hall and Starr Axxin

Deborah Fisher (American, born 1972)

Solid State Change, 2007

Discarded tires and electrical insulation. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2007.023

Location: Hillcrest Environmental Center

Deborah Fisher, Solid State Change

Deborah Fisher (American, born 1972)
Solid State Change, 2007
Discarded tires and electrical insulation. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2007.023

Location: Hillcrest Environmental Center

Deborah Fisher, Solid State Change (display)

Deborah Fisher (American, born 1972)
Solid State Change (detail), 2007
Discarded tires and electrical insulation. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2007.023 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Hillcrest Environmental Center

Patrick Villiers Farrow (American, born 1942)

Frisbee Dog, 1989

Bronze, 68 x 28 x 36 inches. Gift of Gary Merrill. 1989

Location: On the quad in front of Munroe Hall

The practice of throwing a disc in an athletic contest can be dated to the first Olympics in 776 B.C., but we can be sure that heavy piece of metal was not easy to catch. Patrick Villiers Farrow’s Frisbee Dog commemorates the evolution of an ancient sport into the game of we know today.

Patrick Farrow, Frisbee Dog

Patrick Villiers Farrow (American, born 1942)
Frisbee Dog, 1989
Bronze, 68 x 28 x 36 inches. Gift of Gary Merrill. 1989 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: On the quad in front of Munroe Hall

Patrick Farrow, Frisbee Dog (display)

Patrick Villiers Farrow (American, born 1942)
Frisbee Dog (detail), 1989
Bronze, 68 x 28 x 36 inches. Gift of Gary Merrill. 1989 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: On the quad in front of Munroe Hall

George Rickey (American, 1907–2002)

Two Open Rectangles, Excentric, Variation VI, 1976

Stainless steel, 12 x 3 feet. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 1977.002

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building

George Rickey, Two Open Rectangles

George Rickey (American, 1907–2002)
Two Open Rectangles, Excentric, Variation VI, 1976
Stainless steel, 12 x 3 feet. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 1977.002

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building

George Rickey, Two Open Rectangles (display)

George Rickey (American, 1907–2002)
Two Open Rectangles, Excentric, Variation VI, 1976
Stainless steel, 12 x 3 feet. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund and a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 1977.002

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building

Jules Olitski (American, born Ukraine, 1922–2007)

King Kong, 1973

Cor-ten steel, 5 feet x 9 feet 4 inches x 8 feet 5 inches. Gift of Sophia Healy. 1994.003

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building

Jules Olitski, King Kong (display)

Jules Olitski (American, born Ukraine, 1922–2007)
King Kong, 1973
Cor-ten steel, 5 feet x 9 feet 4 inches x 8 feet 5 inches. Gift of Sophia Healy. 1994.003

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building

Jules Olitski, King Kong

Jules Olitski (American, born Ukraine, 1922–2007)
King Kong, 1973
Cor-ten steel, 5 feet x 9 feet 4 inches x 8 feet 5 inches. Gift of Sophia Healy. 1994.003

Location: In front of Johnson Memorial Building

Scott Burton (American, 1939–1989)

Bench and Table, 1988–1989

Cincinnati red granite, Bench: 87 x 18 x 19 inches; Table: 28 x 22 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.002

Location: Ross Commons Courtyard

Burton, Bench and Table display

Scott Burton (American, 1939–1989)
Bench and Table [detail], 1988–1989
Cincinnati red granite, Bench: 87 x 18 x 19 inches; Table: 28 x 22 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.002 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Ross Commons Courtyard

Smith, Smog display

Tony Smith (American, 1912–1980)
Smog [detail], 1969–1970, fabricated 2000
Painted aluminum, 7 x 80 x 60 feet. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2000.013

Location: East lawn of McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Tony Smith (American, 1912–1980)

Smog, 1969–1970, fabricated 2000

Painted aluminum
7 x 80 x 60 feet

Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2000.013

Location: East lawn of McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Owen, Hieroglyphics display

Kate Owen (British, Born 1963)
Hieroglyphics for the Ear [detail], 1997
Slate and steel, five stands, each 44 1/2 x 14 x 2 1/4 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.003

Location: Along the path between Atwater dining hall and 275 Weybridge Street

Kate Owen, Hieroglyphics for the Ear

Kate Owen (British, Born 1963)
Hieroglyphics for the Ear, 1997
Slate and steel, five stands, each 44 1/2 x 14 x 2 1/4 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.003

Location: Along the path between Atwater dining hall and 275 Weybridge Street

Kate Owen (British, Born 1963)

Hieroglyphics for the Ear, 1997

Slate and steel, five stands, each 44 1/2 x 14 x 2 1/4 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.003

Location: Along the path between Atwater dining hall and 275 Weybridge Street

Tony Smith, Smog

Tony Smith (American, 1912–1980)
Smog, 1969–1970, fabricated 2000
Painted aluminum, 7 x 80 x 60 feet. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2000.013

Location: East lawn of McCardell Bicentennial Hall

Kate Owen, Hieroglyphics for the Ear (installed)

Kate Owen (British, Born 1963)
Hieroglyphics for the Ear, 1997
Slate and steel, five stands, each 44 1/2 x 14 x 2 1/4 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.003 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Along the path between Atwater dining hall and 275 Weybridge Street

Scott Burton, Bench and Table

Scott Burton (American, 1939–1989)
Bench and Table, 1988–1989
Cincinnati red granite, Bench: 87 x 18 x 19 inches; Table: 28 x 22 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.002 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Ross Commons Courtyard

Committee on Art in Public Places at Middlebury College (CAPP)

 

CAPP has existed since the fall of 1994, when the president and Board of Trustees entrusted it with the exhibition, purchase, and placement of works of art on the campus, apart from the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

1.  Charge of the Committee

The Committee has been charged with achieving the following goals:

Sculpture:The sculpture program has two 1,000-square-foot studio spaces devoted to the practice of making sculpture. Studio One is a woodshop outfitted with all the hand and power tools necessary to the building of projects in wood and similar materials. Studio Two is a dedicated to the fabrication of sculpture in metal, clay, plaster, and other similar materials. It contains all tools necessary for these processes. Both studios are two-story spaces, ample for creating objects at any scale.

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