Middlebury College Museum of Art

How Did I Get Here?

September 6–December 11, 2011

During the spring 2011 semester students in the History of Art and Architecture course Art Museums: Theory and Practice were invited to select a recent acquisition from the Middlebury College Museum’s permanent collection as the focus of their research. Just as each student who matriculates at Middlebury has a story to tell about the journey to campus, every object that enters the museum’s collection comes with a history. In addition to displaying the objects, this exhibition discusses the context from which they come and the significance of their addition to the collection.

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Ryan McGinley (American, born 1977), Coley (Injured), 2007, C-print on paper, 48 x 72 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Contemporary Photography, Film, and Video Acquisition Fund, 2008.012