The visual and performing arts are fundamentally important to the life and culture of Middlebury College.

Our students, faculty, and staff engage with the arts as both creators and viewers. We are painters and sculptors, actors and songwriters; we attend gallery openings and rock concerts. Much of Middlebury’s arts activity resides in the Mahaney Arts Center, but the making and appreciation of art happens everywhere: on campus, in town, throughout New England, and even abroad.

Middlebury is deeply committed to creating a diverse, welcoming community with full and equitable participation for all. At the Mahaney Arts Center, we believe that the arts should be open and accessible to everyone. We invite your engagement in this work that is ongoing and guided by our belief in justice, equity, and diversity.

Welcoming Back Audiences for Fall 2022

Current guidelines allow for visitors to attend many approved campus events and programs.

  • Full vaccinations and boosters (or valid medical or religious exemptions) required. Masks optional, except under certain circumstances, but welcome!
  • If you have symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days, you may not attend arts events.
  • For further information, please visit the Campus Guide.
Should event circumstances change, we will contact ticket holders and post updates via ArtsMail and our website.

Please note: some events may have different requirements; please consult the listings in our events calendar.

Mahaney Arts Center's 30th Anniversary: Burlington Taiko

In fall 2022, the Mahaney Arts Center kicked off its 30th anniversary season with a weeklong residency with Burlington Taiko Group. Guest artists visited Middlebury to offer workshops, master classes, a parade from the center of campus, and four public performances on the MAC’s back lawn.  Over 1,000 people joined to learn, play, and experience the powerful, propulsive energy of Taiko.

Sphinx Virtuosi

Digital Stages

Though our in-person events are suspended for now, our online Digital Stages programs provide exclusive performances that you can enjoy from home, such as Sphinx Virtuosi (pictured).

Explore Digital Stages

A professor guides students through an exhibit in the college's Museum of Art.
Study Art History  and learn how art of many time periods and cultures is made and relates to social, theoretical, and historical issues.
Imani Winds Ensemble

Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series (PAS) presents a diverse spectrum of world-class performances and residencies throughout the year. Pictured, Imani Winds 

More About PAS

Exterior of the Middlebury College Museum of Art in spring time.

Our Museum

The Museum of Art is an integral educational and cultural component for the College—and a premier visual arts venue for the broader community.

Explore the Museum

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