Middlebury College Museum of Art

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Wednesday, March 19

Performance Now: Clifford Owens ***RESCHEDULED***

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Christian A. Johnson Memorial Building, Room 304

Clifford Owens, Performance Artist

Clifford Owens, whose provocative performance art is included in the museum’s exhibit Performance Now, presents a lecture about his work. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, the Department of Dance, the Director of the Arts, and the Program in Studio Art.

Friday, March 14

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—“Embodied Experience: Creating/Witnessing/Dancing”

Art & Lunch Discussion
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Catherine Cabeen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Catherine Cabeen, Middlebury College Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, addresses the separation between art history and dance history as an arbitrary boundary and explores the conjunction of post-modern dance and body-based performance art in this gallery lecture-performance. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID card holders.

Monday, March 10

The Sun is Not So Central

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Michael Cherney, photographer, calligrapher, and book artist

Michael Cherney—a photographer, calligrapher, and book artist whose art combines photography with the subject matter, aesthetics, materials, and formats traditionally associated with classical Chinese painting—will give an overview of his artistic process and recent works. In addition to the presentation, the artist will guide the audience through viewing several handscrolls, albums, and other works. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Program in Environmental Studies, and the Department of Chinese.

Thursday, March 6

Black Figure, Red Figure—Go Figure! Ancient Greek Pottery at Middlebury

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: LOCATION CHANGED: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theater

Pieter Broucke, Director of the Arts and Associate Curator of Ancient Art

Middlebury’s collection of Greek pottery started in 1944 when Middlebury alumnus K. S. Twitchell donated some Cypriot vases to the college. In 1969 the first acquisition made by the Friends of the Art Museum was a Late-Archaic black-figure lekythos. Since then the museum’s Greek pottery holdings have developed into a cohesive teaching collection from which the history and techniques of Greek pottery, ancient iconography, the methodology of attribution, and ethics in collecting can be studied first-hand.