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.

Life’s a Beach

May 23–August 10, 2014
Magnum photographer Martin Parr is renowned for capturing people in their own private comfort zones and introducing them, in all their quirky eccentricity, to a global audience. This series of more than fifty photographs shot on beaches around the world offers an engaging and vivid social commentary on the varieties of human behavior to be found under the sun. This exhibition is organized by the Aperture Foundation, New York. At Middlebury it is supported by funds from the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Foundation.

Deutsche Kunst aus unserer Sammlung

June 13–August 10, 2014
In acknowledgment and celebration of the centenary of Middlebury’s German Language School, the museum is featuring selections from its own collection of German art. This exhibition is organized by the museum’s Sabarsky Graduate Fellow and is generously supported by a grant from the Serge and Vally Sabarsky Foundation, New York.

Picturing Enlightenment: Thangka from the Mead Art Museum

September 12–December 7, 2014
This exhibit highlights eighteen thangka from the collection of Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum. So fragile that they have remained largely inaccessible to scholars and museum visitors for nearly six decades, these thangka, primarily from Tibet, have recently been gently cleaned, stabilized, and repaired. Vibrantly colored, intricately patterned, and ranging in height from two to nine feet, each work rewards close study.

Visual Weimar, 1919–1933

September 2–December 7, 2014
This exhibit brings together select paintings, drawings, and etchings by some of Weimar Germany’s most prominent artists such as Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Käthe Kollwitz, to confront the viewer with representations of the highly visual culture in Germany’s first democracy, and the productive and sometimes problematic relationship between criticizing and participating in a culture that could not prevent its people from falling for Hitler’s Germany under the Swastika.