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Henry Chalfant, co-producer and documentarian of the original street art movement in New York, will screen his award-winning film Style Wars (1983) on Thursday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium in Middlebury College’s Sunderland Language Center, Route 125. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Chalfant.
From outlaw status to the auction room, street art has become a global phenomenon. Its major practitioners—JR, Banksy, and Shepard Fairey, to name a few—have achieved rock star recognition. Surveying the phenomenon of street art, this exhibition presents the graphic art of nineteen street artists whose prestige has carried them from urban legend into high-profile international art museums and galleries.
Ten Andy Warhol prints inaugurate the new year exhibitions at the Middlebury College Museum of Art on January 6, 2015. All gifts from the Warhol Foundation, the ten trace the evolution of Warhol’s career from his breakthrough 1962 Campbell’s Soup Can series to the Cowboys and Indians portfolio he produced in 1986, shortly before his untimely death.
Seven Days' Kevin Kelley writes a thoughtful review of our Visual Weimar exhibit, highlighting our partnership with the Sabarsky Foundation and our integration with the curriculum of the college.
On Tuesday, September 2 the Middlebury College Museum of Art will open a new exhibition titled Visual Weimar, 1919–1933. It will contain 25 works by German and Austrian artists created during the years of the Weimar Republic, Germany’s first democracy, which was founded shortly after the end of World War I. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, and etchings by prominent artists including George Grosz, Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Käthe Kollwitz, Erich Heckel, and Lyonel Feininger.
The Museum’s summer interns Eric Haas ’15 and Danny Zhang ’15 conducted a room-by-room inventory of more than 80 objects at the historically significant Middlebury Community House, which has served as a hub for social and educational gatherings since it was donated to the people of Middlebury in 1932.
When Middlebury College students return to campus this September they will be greeted by Youbie Obie, a large sculpture newly located on the northern edge of the campus, near Coffrin Hall and Le Chateau. Measuring some 15 1/2 feet in length and rising to 15 1/2 feet in height, the cor-ten steel construction, created by J. Pindyck Miller, a 1960 graduate of Middlebury, consists of arcs and half-arcs in a rhythmic and commodious relationship that suggests a gate.
On Friday, June 13, the Middlebury College Museum of Art opened Deutsche Kunst aus Unserer Sammlung (German Art from Our Collection), an exhibition of twenty-eight works that begins a yearlong celebration of the German Language School’s centennial anniversary.
Hartje, our 2014 Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern and the first graduate of Middlebury’s new museum studies track, wrote an impressive senior thesis that makes a compelling case for revitalizing the Frost cabin as a place where scholars and writers could go to appreciate Frost’s life, his work, and his craft.
On Friday, May 23 the Middlebury College Museum of Art will celebrate the start of summer with the opening of Life’s a Beach. The exhibition features 53 photographs by British photographer Martin Parr and provides both broad views and close-ups of sunbathers across 19 countries. The show was organized by Aperture, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing photography via Aperture magazine, books, traveling exhibitions, and educational programs.