Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, February 16

Fridays at the Museum—“[She Is] Beautiful”: the Double Pipe in Greek Music, Religion, and Vase Painting

Performance/Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Damascus Kafumbe, Pavlos Sfyroeras, and Pieter Broucke


Professors Damascus Kafumbe (Music), Pavlos Sfyroeras (Classics), and Pieter Broucke (History of Art) team up for a multi-pronged contextualization of the musical ritual on an alabastron by the Emporion Painter that was recently acquired by the Museum.

Black Figure White Ground Alabastron, attributed to the Emporion Painter
Black-Figure White-Ground Alabastron, attributed to the Emporion Painter, Greek, Attic, c. 510–490 B.C.E., terracotta, 7 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Fund, 2014.008.

Tuesday, February 20

Medardo Rosso: Opening the Door to Modern and Contemporary Sculpture

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Sharon Hecker


Dr. Sharon Hecker—art historian, curator, leading scholar on Medardo Rosso (1858–1928), and author of A Moment’s Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture—considers the artist’s work, his unusual casting techniques and exhibition strategies, and his influence on modern and contemporary artists.

Sharon Hecker
Sharon Hecker