Middlebury College Museum of Art

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Wednesday, October 6

Friends of the Art Museum Day Trip

Time: 12:00am
Location: Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College

This peak foliage day trip, which will also include members of UVM’s Fleming Museum, will take us to the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College to tour their permanent collection and a special exhibit of Native American ledger drawings. After lunch in Hanover, we will head to Cornish to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site to enjoy the beautiful grounds and studio of celebrated American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and to view an exhibit of Civil War drawings. For more information please contact Andrea Solomon at (802) 443-2034 or asolomon@middlebury.edu.

Saturday, October 16

Friends of the Art Museum Gala

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts Lobbies and Middlebury College Museum of Art

Put on your festive cocktail party best for this gala celebration and enjoy food, drink, music, entertainment, and a chance to see the retrospective exhibition, Friends Bearing Gifts: 40 Years of Acquisitions from the Friends of the Art Museum. Jubilee Jazz Band 7-9 p.m., then a 70s Dance Party from 9-11 p.m. Presentation of three possible art purchases and vote to select the Friends' 2010 gift to the Museum at 9:15 p.m. Can't attend? View the works at the Museum after September 17, and cast your vote ahead of time. Tickets $50 per person; $25 for entry after 9 p.m. Complimentary individual membership included for non-members! Available through October 11 at the Middlebury College Box Office online or by phone at (802) 443-6433. This celebration is graciously sponsored by Lapham & Dibble Gallery; Timothy W. O'Brien Investments; The Lodge at Otter Creek; Ingrid Punderson Jackson Real Estate; Christine Fraioli and John K. Nelson, Residential and Commercial Realtors for LMSRE; and Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls.

Tuesday, October 26

Four Decades of Collecting Sculpture at Middlebury: from Neo-Classicism through Symbolism

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Dana Auditorium

John Hunisak, Professor of History of Art and Architecture

John Hunisak, professor of history of art and architecture. Early in the history of Middlebury’s permanent collection, two busts—a marble by Vermonter Hiram Powers and a bronze by Frenchman François Rude—established nineteenth-century sculpture as an area of interest. Those thoughtful purchases have served as a nucleus around which a distinguished array of sculptures in various media, from several national schools, has coalesced. John Hunisak will survey the museum’s history of collecting these sculptures and contextualize them in the larger fabric of nineteenth-century art. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum.

Saturday, October 23

Homecoming Luncheon and Celebration for the Friends of the Art Museum

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Kirk Alumni Center

Join local Friends, past chairs, faculty, staff, and distinguished alumni as they recall our storied past. Friends of the Art Museum members only. $50