Middlebury College Museum of Art

Exhibitions

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.

Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair

May 24–August 11, 2019
This exhibition takes an intimate look at the work of renowned photographer James P. Blair, who for more than thirty-five years traveled the world for the National Geographic Society. His images not only transport us to places most of us will never visit, the best of them have become part of our visual lexicon and remind us that the world is a varied and stimulating place, sometimes breathtaking in its beauty and at other times heartbreaking in its degradation.

50/50: Fifty Years of Collecting for Middlebury

January 25–August 11, 2019

Fifty years ago Middlebury began the formal process of acquiring art for its permanent collection. This exhibit marks that anniversary by bringing together one work from each year. Included are paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photography, from antiquity to the present and from diverse cultures around the world.

Modern and Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection

January 8–May 5, 2019
This exhibition presents more than thirty works from the museum's modern and contemporary collections, including recent video works by William Kentridge, Tracey Moffatt, and the Swiss team of Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Other artists represented include Andrew Lenaghan, Banksy, Damian Hirst, Shazia Sikander, Dale Chihuly, Elizabeth Catlett, Andy Warhol, Judy Chicago, Christian Marclay, Kara Walker, and Dennis Byng.

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

Ongoing
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.