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.

Lost Luxuries: Ancient Chinese Gold

January 24–April 19, 2020
This exhibition explores the artistry and social meanings of Chinese gold objects produced between the Warring States period (475–221 BCE) and Tang dynasty (618–907 CE), as well as the more recent story of how they entered American museum collections. The ancient artifacts are accompanied by innovative digital features that bring to life recent excavations, traditional goldsmithing techniques, and the diverse peoples who owned and used them.

Hong Chun Zhang: Hair Story in Charcoal and Ink

January 24–May 3, 2020
Chinese-born artist Hong Chun Zhang began making waves with her “hairy” style in 2002. The long black locks that pervade her artworks bind her to her past in China, even as her depictions of the natural world evoke her new home. In this series, hair becomes a channel for Zhang’s exploration of her personal identity.

Weimar, Dessau, Berlin: The Bauhaus as School and Laboratory

February 7–April 19, 2020
The Bauhaus (1919–1933) was an experimental school, a modern laboratory for artistic innovation. This exhibition considers not only the Bauhaus’ far reaching influence on the practice and teaching of art, design and architecture, but also its enormous social and political impacts.

Into the Screen: Digital Art from teamLab

May 22–December 6, 2020
Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab is a Tokyo-based collaboration of more than 500 designers, engineers, and technologists with a shared mission to integrate art, technology, and nature. This exhibition brings together two immersive digital experiences by teamLab and the traditional seventeenth- to twentieth-century screens and prints that inspired them.