Middlebury College Museum of Art

Saturday, December 5

Friends of the Art Museum Annual Purchase Party

Purchase Presentation and Vote
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

Friends of the Art Museum


The 2020 Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party—our 51st annual!—will be a little different this year. Due to Covid, the entire program will be presented online via Zoom. Yet, as in previous years, museum colleagues will offer presentations of three recent additions to the museum’s collection, and at the end we will give members of the Friends the chance to vote for one of the works to become the Friends’ gift to the museum.

Overview of the Event:

4:45–5:00pm: Please come early if you can and chat with other Friends using the chat feature (typing only, no audio). You will be able to see each other throughout the event if you choose.

5:00pm: All chat will be turned off (but you will still be able to see each other), and the event will begin with introductions and opening remarks by Glenn Andres, Chair of the Friends of the Art Museum, followed by the presentations of the three works of art for possible purchase.

6:00: Approximate ending time for the event

Learn more about the works for consideration and the event format, and register for the Party.

Purchase Party 2020 works for consideration
Left: Pseudo Pier Francesco Fiorentino (Italian, active Florence, 1460–1500), Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist and an Angel, c. 1475, tempera on panel, Diameter: 32 1/4 inches. Center: Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977), Thomas Armory I, 2006, oil on canvas, 26 1/4 x 22 1/8 inches. Right: Margaret Foley (American, c. 1827–1877), Portrait of a Young Girl, 1862, marble, Diameter 18 1/2 inches x 2 inches.

Saturday, December 5

World Aids Day 2020: HIV / AIDS Conversation

Panel Discussion
Time: 6:00pm

Student Friends of the Art Museum and GlobeMed


After last year’s successful collaboration, this year’s leaders of the Student Friends of the Art Museum are excited to partner again with the leaders of GlobeMed to present a panel discussion among experts on the historical and continued impact of HIV and AIDS in Vermont, the United States, and the world. Speakers (TBA) will offer historical, medical, personal, public health, and artistic perspectives on HIV and AIDS.

Charan Singh film still
Charan Singh, They Called it Love, But Was it Love?, 2020. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS