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.

Young America: Roy Lichtenstein and the America’s Cup

May 26–August 13, 2017
In 1994 Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein was invited by PACT, a syndicate created to compete in the America’s Cup trials the following year, to create a design for the hull and spinnaker of their boat. It was one of his largest and last works. This exhibit recounts the history of that commission and the history of the America’s Cup races before and since.

Sabra Field, Now and Then: A Retrospective

May 26–August 13, 2017
On the occasion of Sabra Field’s 60th Middlebury reunion, this retrospective exhibition explores the depth and diversity of her six decades as a printmaker.

The Lovings, An Intimate Portrait: Photographs by Grey Villet

May 26–August 13, 2017
Drawing its title from the publication of photos by Grey Villet with a text by his colleague and widow Barbara Villet, Middlebury Class of 1952, this installation includes photographs of the aptly named Virginia couple whose interracial marriage was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1967. The photographs expand upon Grey Villet’s LIFE magazine article about the couple, which inspired the 2016 Academy Award-nominated motion picture “Loving.”

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.