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 remain closed to the general public until further notice. Currently (spring 2021), limited in-person appointments are available for Middlebury students and faculty who need to view museum collections in connection with course work. Students and faculty who need to access the museum can learn more about the process on our Student and Faculty Class Visits and Timed Ticketing page. We hope to be able to welcome more students, faculty, and staff for non-course related visits later this spring if Middlebury’s COVID restrictions allow.

We have taken advantage of the COVID 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. When we are at last able to physically reopen to the public—in the fall of 2021, we hope—we look forward to sharing our newly redesigned galleries with you. 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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