Students with Professor Packert viewing an exhibit in the Museum.

Museum of Art

The Middlebury College Museum of Art is an integral educational and cultural component of Middlebury College and a key resource for students in the Art History and Museum Studies Track.

Its collection of several thousand objects ranges from antiquities to contemporary art and includes distinguished collections of Asian art, photography, 19th-century European and American sculpture, and contemporary prints. Works from the permanent collection and special loan exhibitions are on display throughout the year, and we regularly sponsor lectures, gallery talks, films, school programs, and family workshops.

Special Collections

Middlebury College Special Collections houses the college’s rare book, manuscript, and archival collections. Classes often visit their archives in the Davis Library to enhance our understanding of a specific area of study.

Henry Sheldon Museum

Henry Sheldon Museum in downtown Middlebury.

The Henry Sheldon Museum in downtown Middlebury is the oldest community-based Museum in the country and has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1884. The Sheldon offers temporary art and history exhibits, programs, and events for all those seeking to gain a deeper appreciation of our community’s and Vermont’s art and history.