Middlebury College Museum of Art

Thursday, April 5

Cameron Visiting Artist Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist

Artist Talk
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Twilight Auditorium

Artist Mark Dion


Known best for his elaborate installations and fantastical curiosity cabinets, which often merge surprisingly disparate objects classified and arranged as so many incarnations of rare species, Mark Dion’s art questions distinctions between “objective” (“rational”) methods and “subjective” (“irrational”) influences. He returns to campus on the occasion of the Museum exhibition of prints created by the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund and students in Hedya Klein’s Silkscreen and Intaglio classes. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Program in Studio Art, the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the First Year Seminar Program.

Friday, April 6

Fridays at the Museum—Caveat Emptor: The American Historical Portrait in the Early Twentieth Century

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Richard Saunders, Museum Director and Professor of History of Art and Architecture


At the beginning of the 20th Century there was a growing appetite for American objects from the colonial period and the early Republic—particularly portraits of figures prominent in our early history. But demand exceeded supply and, as a consequence, pictures began to appear from various sources with fabricated identifications, invented provenances, and, on occasion, fraudulent artist signatures. Richard Saunders tells this story about how such subterfuge was revealed.

Friday, April 13

Fridays at the Museum: Ancient Greek Coins at the Museum

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Simone Edgar Holmes ’20.5


Simone Edgar Holmes ’20.5, Intern in Ancient Art, will present her numismatic research and display proposal for the impressive collection of Ancient Greek coins that the Museum has been expanding in recent years.

Friday, April 27

Fridays at the Museum: Presentation of Research on the Collection by the Reiff Curatorial Intern

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern


Each April the Reiff Intern offers new insights on a work of particular interest to her or him—and to us.