Middlebury College Museum of Art

News & Events

Tuesday, November 19

On the Block: Photography at Auction

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

Emily Bierman ’07, Sotheby’s Photographs Specialist

Sotheby’s Photographs Specialist Emily Bierman ’07 discusses the world of photography auctions with special emphasis on examples from the museum exhibition Screened and Selected II. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

Thursday, November 14

Hiding in Plain Sight: Decoding the Homoerotic Imagery of Grant Wood

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

James Maroney, American Art dealer and former Head of the American Painting Departments at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s, New York

James Maroney, American Art dealer and former Head of the American Painting Departments at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s, New York, discusses Grant Wood (1891–1942), universally regarded as a champion of upright Midwestern values, redefining him as a “timid, deeply closeted homosexual.” Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Department of American Studies, the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, MOQA, the Director of the Arts, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

Saturday, November 9

Friends of the Art Museum Day Trip: Boston

Friends of Art Bus Trip
Time: 6:30am
Location: Boston

Friends of the Art Museum

Join the Friends of the Art Museum on a one-day bus trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to see watercolors by John Singer Sargent, and to the nearby Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Members: $100.00 / Non-members: $115.00. Register online at middlebury.edu/boxoffice.

Cost includes transportation to and from Boston, entrance ticket to the Museum of Fine Arts with a guided tour of the John Singer Sargent exhibition, entrance ticket to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and light snacks and drinks on the bus. The bus will depart from the Mahaney Center for the Arts parking lot in Middlebury at 6:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. Please bring a bagged lunch/dinner and snacks for the day, or be prepared to purchase food in Boston. For more information about the trip or to learn more about becoming a member of the Friends of the Art Museum, please contact Mikki Lane at (802) 443-2309 or mlane@middlebury.edu.

Thursday, November 7

From Words Through Action To Architecture

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Dana Auditorium

Vito Acconci, Cameron Visiting Artist and Architect

Vito Acconci, Cameron Visiting Artist and Architect, discusses Middlebury’s Way Station I (1983, replicated 2013) in relation to his establishment of the Acconci Studio in 1988 and to recent projects—both public and private, national and international. Sponsored by the Cameron Visiting Architect and Visiting Artist Funds, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Program in Studio Art.

Saturday, November 2

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party

Members' Dinner
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friends of the Art Museum

The annual signature event of the Museum Friends, when the group determines what gift it will present to the Museum with its membership funds. Members only, RSVP required. Membership information: 802.443.2309 or museum.middlebury.edu/support/membership.

Wednesday, November 13

Art Criticism

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Twilight Auditorium

Jeff Kelley, Art Critic

Jeff Kelley will talk about his nearly forty years as a practicing art critic writing for such publications as Artforum, Art in America, and the Los Angeles Times. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Committee on the Arts, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Friday, November 15

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—“Korean Art Comes to Middlebury”

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

Sarah Laursen, Curator of Asian Art and Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture

Sarah Laursen, Curator of Asian Art and Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, explores new acquisitions at the museum and their importance in the transmission of new religions and technologies from the Asian continent to Japan. 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.