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Friday, October 11

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—“Mummy Mysteries: The Story behind Ancient Egyptian Mummies and Artifacts in Small Museums and Universities”

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

Melinda Nelson-Hurst, Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University

Melinda Nelson-Hurst, Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, Tulane University,  presents the latest research into the history of ancient Egyptian collections from around the United States, including those from New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Middlebury. 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, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of History, the Director of the Arts, and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID card holders.

Wednesday, October 9

Art Conservation Challenges at Shelburne Museum

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

Rick Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation, and Nancie Ravenel ’86, Objects Conservator

Rick Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation, and Nancie Ravenel ’86, Objects Conservator will discuss art conservation challenges at Shelburne Museum. This talk is in conjunction with Richard Saunders’s and Sarah Laursen’s History of Art and Architecture class, HARC 0248: Gold, Sex, and Death at the Museum. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Committee on the Arts, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Wednesday, October 16

Collecting Chinese Art at the Metropolitan Museum

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

Dr. Jason Sun, Curator of Chinese Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Jason Sun, Curator of Chinese Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art will discuss Collecting Chinese art at the Metropolitan Museum. This talk is in conjunction with Richard Saunders’s and Sarah Laursen’s History of Art and Architecture class, HARC 0248: Gold, Sex, and Death at the Museum. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Committee on the Arts, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Thursday, October 31

Mummies, Monsters, and Houses of the Dead: A Flashlight Tour of the Middlebury College Museum of Art

Flashlight Tour
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Museum Assistants and curators Sarah Laursen and Pieter Broucke

The Museum Assistants Program and curators Sarah Laursen and Pieter Broucke present an after-hours tour of the museum’s Antiquities and Asian galleries. With only a flashlight to guide you, come and learn about the creepy and fantastical arts of the tomb. College ID cardholders only. Flashlights will be provided. Free tickets available at the museum reception desk. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum.

Saturday, October 26

Mummies, Monsters, and Houses of the Dead: A Flashlight Tour of the Middlebury College Museum of Art

Flashlight Tour
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Museum Assistants and curators Sarah Laursen and Pieter Broucke

The Museum Assistants Program and curators Sarah Laursen and Pieter Broucke present an after-hours tour of the museum’s Antiquities and Asian galleries. With only a flashlight to guide you, come and learn about the creepy and fantastical arts of the tomb. Elementary school-aged children welcome with accompanying adult. Flashlights will be provided. Free tickets available at the museum reception desk. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum.

Friday, October 25

Off the Wall: Informal Discussions About Art—“The Eternal Monk: The Middlebury Museum’s Late Gothic Statue of Saint Barbara”

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

Madeline Firestone ’13

Madeline Firestone ’13 returns to campus to present her recent research on the museum’s sculpture of Saint Barbara in the context of medieval surrogacy, devotion, and ways of seeing. 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.