Middlebury College Museum of Art

Thursday, April 12

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.

Mark Dion, Oceanomania
Mark Dion (American, b. 1961), Oceanomania: Souvenirs from Mysterious Seas—Musée Oceanographic de Monaco, 2011, photopolymer etching on paper, 15 1/8 x 16 inches. Collection of the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of the artist, 2013.008. (Photo: May Mantell Photography, Vermont)