Middlebury College Museum of Art

Exhibitions

Exhibitions 2016–2017

Following is a list of exhibitions that were on view during the 2016–2017 academic year. Please click on the title of an exhibition to view a full press release for that show.

Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring

September 16–December 11, 2016
Art star of the 1980s, Keith Haring was an indefatigable presence on the world stage until his premature death from AIDS in 1990. His Pop Shops sold his designs on clothing, toys, posters, skateboards, and other merchandise. Haring also created more than 50 public murals in cities around the world, for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers, and orphanages. This exhibition presents selected limited editions on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, which provides funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and charities supporting underserved youth.

Bloom and Doom: Visual Expressions and Reform in Vienna 1900

September 6–December 11, 2016
Drawn from the holdings of the Sabarsky Foundation in New York City, this exhibition features lesser known works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, along with prints, drawings, and posters created by other members of the Viennese Secession and those on the fringes of the Viennese avant-garde. Bloom and Doom illuminates how these individuals challenged the artistic and social establishment by rejecting the traditional academic system and turning to new means of expression, often attempting to reunify art and life in a “total work of art,” before giving into cultural pessimism and withdrawing from public life.