Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, April 27

Fridays at the Museum—Fish Story: An Artistic Vision of Industry

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

Laurel Rand-Lewis ’20, Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern


Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern Laurel Rand-Lewis ’20 focuses on works by Allan Sekula in the museum’s collection, discussing in particular his Fish Story (1988–2003), an extensive and provocative exploration of the international world of shipping. Sekula’s project exposes the human impact of modernized global trade and the constant forward drive of economic capital. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum. Free

Allan Sekula, Exxon Valdez and Lead Fish, from Fish Project
Allan Sekula (American, 1951–2013), The Rechristened Exxon Valdez awaiting sea trials after repairs, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, August 1990; and Lead Fish, variant of a conference room designed for the Chiat/Day Advertising Agency, architect: Frank Gehry, installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, May 1988; from Fish Story, 1988–2003, cibachrome on paper, 28 x 39 inches and 28 x 34 inches, respectively. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2009.047.