Middlebury College Museum of Art

Thursday, April 4

Reiff Intern Lecture: Architectural Drawings and Related Materials at the College Museum

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Jill Stauffer ’19, Robert F. Reiff Curatorial Intern


Jill Stauffer ’19 is a senior Architectural Studies major and the current Robert F. Reiff Intern at the Museum. She will be discussing her display of architectural images and related materials drawn from the permanent collection that are displayed at the museum’s balcony gallery. The talk will be followed by light refreshments and a visit to the museum to view the exhibition. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Student Friends of the Art Museum. Free

Louis Kahn, pastel drawing of the Propylaea, Acropolis, Athens, Greece, 1951
Louis Kahn (American, born Russia, 1901–1974), Propylaea, Acropolis, Athens Greece, 1951, pastel on paper, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art, purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Acquisition Fund, 2011.020

Friday, April 5

Collecting Asia

Gallery Talk
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Sarah Laursen, Youngman Curator of Asian Art


Sarah Laursen, Robert P. Youngman Curator of Asian Art and assistant professor of History of Art & Architecture, discusses the history of the Museum’s Reiff Gallery and its Asian art collection, as well as future directions in collecting and upcoming exhibitions.

Thursday, April 25

Sacred Ropes

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125

Shan Zeng ’19


Shimenawa, or "enclosing ropes,” are used to construct sacred space in the worship of kami (Shintō gods). Shan Zeng ’19 will discuss the history of shimenawa in a short talk based on her thesis work. The talk will be followed by light refreshments and a visit to the Reiff Gallery of Asian Art to view the newly installed shimenawa there.

Friday, April 26

Friends Overnight Trip to the Hudson Valley

Bus Trip
Time: 7:00am
Location: Mahaney Art Center, Parking Lot

Friends of the Art Museum


The Friends are taking an overnight trip to The Hudson River Valley! The trip will include guided visits to Olana, the Hudson River painter Frederic Church’s remarkable home, landscape, and collections; Matisse and Chagall stained glass windows at the Union Church of Pocantico Hills; the Rockefeller house, gardens, and Nelson Rockefeller collection of 20th-century art at Kykuit; America’s grandest Gothic Revival mansion and its mid-nineteenth-century collections of art and furniture at Lyndhurst; and the important museum of contemporary art at DIA Beacon. Friday dinner and lodgings will be at the commodious Tarrytown House Estate in Tarrytown.

Glenn Andres, Professor Emeritus of History of Art and Architecture, will accompany the tour with commentaries. He will offer an informational preview of the trip at 7:30pm on Thursday March 7 in the Mahaney Arts Center.