Middlebury College Museum of Art

Thursday, October 12

Seeing the World, as the First Step Toward Saving It

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Concert Hall

Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar


With reference to images in the exhibition Land and Lens, Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben discusses recent ways of seeing that satellites and scientific instruments have provided us. As the first generations able to visualize the earth in all its glory and pain, McKibben expects us to draw some clues about how to protect it going forward. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Friday, October 13

Fridays at the Museum—A New Acquisition: David Teniers the Younger’s “Cabinet Painting” of Titian’s Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Gallery Talk
Time: 1:46pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Pieter Broucke, Professor of History of Art and Architecture


In the 1660s, Teniers the Younger set out to compile the first-ever visual inventory of an art collection. He created 243 “cabinet paintings,” standard-sized, small-scale copies of paintings owned by Archduke Wilhelm Leopold of Austria. Pieter Broucke, Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Director of the Arts, highlights one of these, which depicts an early masterwork of Titian and was recently donated to the museum.

Tuesday, October 17

Visualizing Renewable Energy

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Jamey Stillings, Photographer


Jamey Stillings has been photographing the earth for several decades with a particular interest in projects related to conservation and sources of renewable energy. Among his documentary projects are a study of the Hoover Dam (published in 2011) and the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert. His photographs are included in the Library of Congress and many other public as well as private collections. Sponsored by the Johnson Visual Arts Residency Program Fund, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture.