Middlebury College Museum of Art

About the Museum

As part of the College’s protective measures to keep our community healthy during the pandemic, the Museum’s physical spaces will remain closed to the general public until further notice. Beginning the week of March 15 our galleries will be open to Middlebury students and faculty, by appointment only, in conjunction with course work. As pandemic restrictions evolve we will consider the possibility of opening the museum to the full campus community with limited numbers of concurrent visitors via reserved time slots. We have taken advantage of the continued closure to rethink substantially the ways in which we contextualize and display objects and to reinstall our permanent collection galleries in a manner that advances more meaningful juxtapositions.

We look forward to sharing our newly redesigned galleries with more and more of our audience as conditions allow. Until then, you can visit us right here, online, anytime 24/7. Have a look around. There’s a lot to experience.

The Middlebury College Museum of Art is an integral educational and cultural component of Middlebury College. Our 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. The Museum also maintains the college’s collection of 25 works of public sculpture sited in various locations around the campus.

Our Mission

The Middlebury College Museum of Art connects people to a diverse range of cultural objects and experiences that engage the spirit, challenge the mind, and inspire expansive discussion.

Our Vision

The Middlebury College Museum of Art is the largest learning laboratory on campus and one of Vermont’s premier visual arts venues. By collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and contextualizing art representing a diversity of peoples, cultures, and periods, we create opportunities for all visitors—students, faculty, staff, and the larger public—to connect with others and transform their understanding of the world through the exploration of art and its meanings.

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