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Buky Schwartz, Plato's Cave

Buky Schwartz (American, born Jerusalem, 1932–2009)
Plato’s Cave, 1990
Steel, video camera, video monitors. Acquired by the College for the Center for the Arts on the occasion of its inauguration. 1992.007

Location: Foyer of the Mahaney Center for the Arts

Buky Schwartz, Plato's Cave (display)

Buky Schwartz (American, born Jerusalem, 1932–2009)
Plato’s Cave, 1990
Steel, video camera, video monitors. Acquired by the College for the Center for the Arts on the occasion of its inauguration. 1992.007

Location: Foyer of the Mahaney Center for the Arts

Jenny Holzer (American, Born 1950)

Selections from Truisms: A Sense of Timing..., 1977–1979

Danby Imperial marble, 16 3/4 x 61 x 25 3/8 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. 2001.004

Location: Second floor of the library

Jenny Holzer, Selections from Truisms

Jenny Holzer (American, Born 1950)
Selections from Truisms: A Sense of Timing..., 1977–1979
Danby Imperial marble, 16 3/4 x 61 x 25 3/8 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. 2001.004 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Second floor of the library

Jenny Holzer, Selections from Truisms (display)

Jenny Holzer (American, Born 1950)
Selections from Truisms: A Sense of Timing... [detail], 1977–1979
Danby Imperial marble, 16 3/4 x 61 x 25 3/8 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. 2001.004 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: Second floor of the library

Matt Mullican (American, born 1951)

L’Art d’Ecrire (The Art of Writing), 2004–2005

Oil stick and acrylic paint on 64 canvas panels, overall dimensions: 25' x 74'. Commissioned by the Committee on Art in Public Places, Middlebury College, with funds provided by the Glenstone Foundation in honor of Charles Gwathmey, and The Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Fund for Mural Painting in America of The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York. 2005.039

Location: In the atrium of the library

Matt Mullican, L'Art d'Ecrire (display)

Matt Mullican (American, born 1951)
L’Art d’Ecrire (The Art of Writing) [detail], 2004–2005
Oil stick and acrylic paint on 64 canvas panels, overall dimensions: 25' x 74'. Commissioned by the Committee on Art in Public Places, Middlebury College, with funds provided by the Glenstone Foundation in honor of Charles Gwathmey, and The Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Fund for Mural Painting in America of The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York. 2005.039 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: In the atrium of the library

Matt Mullican, L'Art d'Ecrire

Matt Mullican (American, born 1951)
L’Art d’Ecrire (The Art of Writing), 2004–2005
Oil stick and acrylic paint on 64 canvas panels, overall dimensions: 25' x 74'. Commissioned by the Committee on Art in Public Places, Middlebury College, with funds provided by the Glenstone Foundation in honor of Charles Gwathmey, and The Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Fund for Mural Painting in America of The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York. 2005.039 (Photo: Tad Merrick)

Location: In the atrium of the library

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

Location: Adjacent to the library

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

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

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