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 (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

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

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 (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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

CAPP's Mission

In the fall of 1994 the President and Board of Trustees of Middlebury College adopted a “One Percent for Art” policy that was recommended by an ad-hoc Committee on Art in Public Places (CAPP).

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