Middlebury College Museum of Art


Upcoming Exhibitions

Below is a list of some of the exhibitions the Museum will present in the near future. Please click on the title of each exhibition to view its full description.

Untouched by Time: The Athenian Acropolis from Pericles to Parr

January 10–April 23, 2017
Constructed in the 5th century BCE, the Periclean building program on the Athenian Acropolis is the most celebrated architectural expression of the High-Classical age. This exhibition brings together early archaeological publications, antiquarian paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as photographs, books, and more recent images that are all drawn from collections at Middlebury. Together they bear testimony to the fascination with the Acropolis that has prevailed from the Enlightenment to the present.

American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity

February 17–April 30, 2017
Since the arrival of the first itinerant portrait painters in the colonies, Americans have created portraits to commemorate loved ones, glorify the famous, establish national myths, and honor shared heroes. Whether on canvas, in stone, in bronze, on film, or in binary code, we spend considerable time creating, contemplating, and collecting our likenesses. This exhibit, which brings together ninety portraits from more than twenty collections, explores and explains Americans’ 300-year fascination with images of themselves.