Middlebury College Museum of Art

Tuesday, October 10

'I placed a jar': poetry, porcelain and place

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

Edmund de Waal, ceramic artist and award-winning author


Edmund de Waal, ceramic artist and award-winning author of the best-selling memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes [2010], talks about recent projects in Vienna, Berlin and Los Angeles, how family stories interweave with his artistic practice, why collecting matters, and why white is a difficult color. De Waal’s work is currently on view in the exhibition A Story of Art: Gifts from the Collection of Charles S. Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick; his lecture is in honor of his late friend Charles Moffett ’67. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Department of History of Art and Architecture. FREE

Edmund de Waal
Edmund de Waal (photo: Ben McKee)

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.

Mitch Dobrowner, Chromosphere, Green Grass, South Dakota
Mitch Dobrowner, Chromosphere, Green Grass, South Dakota, 2012, 13 ¼ X 20 inches.

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: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

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.

David Teniers the Younger, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
David Teniers the Younger (Dutch, 1610–1690) after Titian (Venetian, c. 1488–1576), The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1650s, oil on panel, 6 ¾ x 9 ¼ inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein, 2016.379.

Tuesday, October 17

Visualizing Renewable Energy

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

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.

Jamey Stillings, 6425, 2 June 2012, from The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar
Jamey Stillings, #6425, 2 June 2012, from the portfolio The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar, 2012, gelatin silver print, 20 x 28 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Bread Loaf Corporation, Architects, Planners, Builders, 2013.010.

Friday, October 20

Fridays at the Museum—Glenn Andres: An Architectural Perspective on the Mahaney Center for the Arts

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

Glenn Andres


Join professor emeritus and architectural historian Glenn Andres for a public talk about the concepts, details, and secrets of the Mahaney Center for the Arts in honor of its 25th anniversary. Opened in 1992 and designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeifer Associates, the MCA is home to three performance venues, four academic departments, the museum, and Rehearsals Café. Part of the Fridays at the Museum Series.

Glenn Andres
Glenn Andres

Friday, October 27

Fridays at the Museum: A Story of Art

Gallery Talk
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Carrie Anderson, Assistant Professor of History of Art, and her students


Join Carrie Anderson, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Curator of A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick, as she and some of her students elaborate on the process which led to the formation of the exhibition.

Nicholas Nixon, Self 09
Nicholas Nixon (American, born 1947), Self (09), 2008, vintage gelatin silver contact print, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Charles S. Moffett ’67, 2015.255.