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Thursday, October 13

Into Death’s Dark Night: Exploring a Royal Maya Tomb at El Diablo, Guatemala

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Starr-Axinn Center, Room 229

Stephen D. Houston, MacArthur Fellow and Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Brown University

Dr. Houston will discuss the dramatic July 2010 discovery of this extraordinarily rich tomb. Yielding textiles, ceramics, carvings, and the bones of six children who may have been sacrificed at the time of the king’s death in the late Fourth Century, the tomb was named one of Archaeology Magazine’s “top 10 finds” of the year.  Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Ross Commons, in conjunction with the exhibition Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Wednesday, October 26

Studio Tour: Sabra Field, Charles Shackleton, and Miranda Thomas

Artist Studio Tour
Time: 8:00am
Location: Bus Trip to Barnard, VT

Middlebury College Friends of the Art Museum

The Friends of the Middlebury College Museum of Art invite you to visit with printmaker and muralist Sabra Field and artists Charles Shackleton and Miranda Thomas. We will depart in vans at 8:00 a.m. from the outer circle of the Mahaney Center for the Arts Parking Lot and return to the MCA by 4:30 p.m. Lunch at the Barnard Country Store and snacks included. $35.00 per person for members, $45.00 per person for non-members. RSVP online via the Box Office or send your check, payable to Friends of the Art Museum, to:

Friends of the Art Museum
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Mahaney Center for the Arts
Middlebury, Vermont, 05753

Space is limited. Reservations will be confirmed in the order in which they are received.

Friday, October 28

Patrick Dougherty revisits So Inclined

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

Patrick Dougherty, environmental artist

Patrick Dougherty, the artist who created the dramatic site-specific structure So Inclined at the entrance to the Mahaney Center for the Arts, returns to the College to mark the formal departure of Middlebury’s installation and to provide an account of his latest projects. Cosponsored by CAPP and the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis. Read the press release for the event.

Saturday, October 29

Rethinking Power and Authority in the Classic Maya Lowlands

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

James Fitzsimmons, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Professor Fitzsimmons examines how the Classic Maya viewed power and the boundaries of their kingdoms. He draws not only upon the written record left to us by ancient texts but also upon examples from his current research at the archaeological site of Zapote Bobal, also known in the first millennium as Hiix Witz, or “Jaguar Hill.” Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, and the Committee on Art in Public Places. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.