Middlebury College Museum of Art


Current Exhibitions

Below is a list of the exhibitions currently on view at the Museum. Please click on the title of each exhibition to view its full description.

Votes...for Women?

September 13–December 8, 2019
The activists who took on the cause of woman suffrage in the early years of the 20th Century came from all walks of life and all corners of the country. This exhibit of vintage photographs, banners, and memorabilia coincides with the 100th anniversary of the campaign to ratify the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920.

MuseumLab: Conversations across the Curriculum

September 3–December 8, 2019
This fall the Museum will launch MuseumLab, an experiment in interdisciplinary learning which will turn our Overbook Gallery into a “teaching laboratory,” displaying a diverse array of works selected for courses taught by professors from across Middlebury’s academic curriculum.

Artemis to Armstrong: Capturing the Moon in Art and Science

August 8–December 8, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, the Museum’s summer interns have curated an exhibition exploring the relationship between wonder and science in depictions of the moon. Artemis to Armstrong unites objects from three Middlebury collections: Museum, Archives, and Science Library.

Ancient Mediterranean and Early European Art

Ongoing, Lower Gallery
On view in this updated and revised installation are recent acquisitions in Egyptian and Mesopotamian art as well as Greek, Roman, and medieval European objects from the Museum’s permanent collection. Highlights include an Egyptian Old Kingdom relief and an early fifteenth-century Italian panel painting.

European and American Art

Ongoing, Cerf Gallery
This installation, which changes regularly, features highlights of the Museum’s collection of Western art from the Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. Landscapes by American painters Jasper Cropsey and John Frederick Kensett are on view alongside sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European religious and devotional images and American and European sculpture.

Robert F. Reiff Gallery of Asian Art

On view in this gallery is a wide range of East Asian ceramics: Chinese funerary sculpture from the Han (206 B.C.E–220 C.E.) and Tang (618–906) dynasties, celadons and other wares of the Song dynasty (960–1279), and blue-and-white enameled porcelains of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing dynasties (1644–1911). Also included in the installations are Japanese tea ceremony wares and Korean celadons.