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Saturday, June 10

The Lovings, An Intimate Portrait: A conversation With Barbara Villet ’52 and Ann Villet ’87

Illustrated Lecture and Conversation
Time: 9:30am
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Barbara Villet ’52 and Ann Villet ’87


Grey Villet, Barbara’s late husband and Ann’s father, was a photojournalist for LIFE and other major magazines. Among his many projects, Grey documented the marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving, the interracial couple who won a 1968 Supreme Court decision ending miscegenation laws in 16 states. His photographs, on display at the Museum, inspired a recent
HBO documentary and the 2016 feature film Loving. They are also included in a recently published book, Loving: An Intimate Portrait, with text by Barbara and Design by Ann. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum.

photograph of the Lovings by Grey Villet
Mildred and Richard Loving, 1965. Photo by Grey Villet. Used with permission of the Estate of Grey Villet.