Middlebury College Museum of Art

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Wednesday, July 27

Landscaped: Altered Environments in the Photography of Timothy Case

Exhibition Opening and Reception
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center Gallery, McCullough Student Center

Artist Timothy Case

Please join us for a reception marking the opening of the exhibition Landscaped, featuring the work of local photographer Timothy Case. The photographs on view present a variety of landscapes from around the country that are attuned to the effects of human interaction with the natural world. Six Middlebury College students curated and installed this exhibition as the culmination of the MuseumWorks 2016 summer internship program. Brief remarks from the artist and curators at 6:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Center for Careers and Internships, and the Center Gallery Student Curator Fund. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Landscaped will be on view during normal McCullough Student Center hours until October 2016.

Marin County, by Timothy Case

Friday, July 8

Public Sculpture Walking Tour

Guided Tour
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Claire Borre ’18 and Matt Gillis ’18

Come enjoy Middlebury’s beautiful campus and its incredible collection of public art. On this walking tour, Museum interns Claire Borre ’18 and Matt Gillis ’18 introduce highlights from the College’s large and distinguished collection of outdoor sculpture. Rain or shine. Free.

Youbie Obie detail

Saturday, July 9

Japanese Tattooing Demonstration

Live Tattoo Artist Demonstration
Time: 11:00am
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby

NaKona MacDonald, Tattoo Artist

As a lifelong maker of things and an experienced tattooer and tattoo collector, NaKona MacDonald has synthesized multiple traditions in relating to the form and function of full body tattooing. His style was gradually developed in the pressurized atmosphere of a San Francisco walk-in tattoo shop, but draws heavily from varied traditions such as U.S. folk art, Hawaiian tribal art, Japanese printmaking and ceramics, European etching, ink work, punk/street art, fine art figure drawing, botanical illustration, and California funk sculpture.

Throughout this six-hour demonstration he will be working on a client with a large dragon tattoo spanning the entirety of his back. Visitors can come and go as they please at any point during the event and stay as long as they like. The event will include a sake bar from 4–6 pm. Sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.

full-back dragon tattoo

Thursday, July 21

Paul Strand in Context

Gallery Talk
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Jim Blair, Photographer

Long-time photographer Jim Blair will share his observations about Paul Strand’s working method and choice of subjects, as well as some thoughts on his approach to printing, toning, and cropping. He will also elaborate on Strand’s use of a Deardorff camera and provide additional insights into the workings of the camera, an example of which is on loan to the exhibit from Blair’s collection. Offered in conjunction with the museums current exhibition Paul Strand in Vermont: 1943–1946.

Paul Strand under cloth