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Get Involved with Art in Public Places

For members of the Middlebury College community who are looking for a way to interact with the process of siting and interpreting works of public art on campus the Committee on Art in Public Places (CAPP) offers an avenue for individuals to make their voices heard.

Eric Nelson (American, born 1945)

Commotion: Converse and Grasp, early 1990s

Corten steel
Height 5’ 10” and 6’ 8” respectively

Gift of Thomas A. Moser and Virginia Hardy Moser ’50. 2017.026.1–.2

Location: Lawn behind Munford House, adjacent to north entrance of the Mahaney Center for the Arts

Annual Student CAPP Award

Every year the Committee on Art in Public Places honors a senior major in the Program in Studio Art for outstanding artistic achievement. The chosen student receives a modest cash prize, and a work from his or her oeuvre is selected to be displayed somewhere on campus for a period of two years.

For 2018 the Committee has chosen to honor Emma Harnett ’18. Emma’s work has been installed on the second floor of the Davis Family Library.

Committee on Art in Public Places Board Committee and Advisory Council Members 2017–2018

CAPP is a formal subcommittee of the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College comprised of the core of the CAPP Advisory Council and chaired by a trustee of Middlebury College as appointed by the President.

Kirtley Cameron ’95, chair
Pieter Broucke
Nicholas Clifford, Friends of the Art Museum representative
Eliza Garrison
Robin Graham ’63, trustee member
Sanford Mirling
Richard Saunders, Museum Liaison
Douglas Perkins ’94, clerk

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: