Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, October 4

The Woman’s Hour: Sex, Race, and Money in the Fight for the Vote

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Concert Hall

Elaine Weiss, award-winning journalist


Elaine Weiss, an award-winning journalist, will share her research on the last step in the battle for granting the vote to women and touch on the concurrent museum exhibit exploring the controversy over women’s role in American society. Sponsored by the Friends of the Art Museum.

Thursday, October 17

Precolonial African Sexuality, Contemporary Homophobia, and #LimitlessAfricans

Illustrated Lecture and Gallery Reception
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre and Museum

Mikael Owunna, Fulbright-winning artist


Fulbright-winning artist Mikael Chukwuma Owunna discusses how Limit(less), his series of photographic portraits of LGBTQ+ Africans in diaspora, uses celebratory imagery to challenge a colonial legacy of homophobia. Meet the artist at a reception following this illustrated lecture.

Friday, October 18

Provenance Matters in Ancient Art

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Mahaney Art Center, Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125)

Pieter Broucke, Associate Curator of Ancient Art


Pieter Broucke, Associate Curator of Ancient Art, will explain why provenance matters when building a teaching collection of antiquities. While often complicating the acquisition of works of art, provenance issues can also be enriching, as will be shown using examples from Middlebury’s own holdings.