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The Middlebury Campus Reviews Christopher Bedford's Opening Lecture for Mixed Signals

February 27, 2011

“Breaking the Huddle,” a lecture on the opening of a new gallery at the Middlebury College Art Museum, existed in my mind as something very stereotypical. The new gallery, Mixed Signals, seeks to discuss “popular notions of masculinity and sport.” As perhaps the least athletic person you could ever meet, I expected to see solely images of sculpted, poised men exploding with bravado and narcissism. As it turned out, there was a lot of that. But when Christopher Bedford, the curator of the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, dove into the intent of artists who generated these images, it all seemed much more deep and beautiful. Read the full article on the Middlebury Campus site.