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The Museum regularly issues press releases about current and upcoming exhibitions and programs as well as recent acquisitions, gifts, staff appointments, and other news. Below you’ll find a list of current and past news articles, while the links to the left will provide the latest information about the Museum’s programs as well as details on past news and events.

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College Museum Confronts Race and History

November 20, 2008

February 13–April 19

Kara Walker’s Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), a recent gift to the Museum, provides a focus for understanding contemporary artists’ determination to probe the historical record.

Art Now: Doug and Mike Starn

November 14, 2008

January 6–April 19, 2009

A newly acquired, iconic image of a tree and enlarged photomicrographs of snowflakes are featured in this installation of works by the Starn brothers, identical twins whose singular aesthetic practice demonstrates a passionate interest in history and technological exploration.

College Museum Filled with Chinese Kites

April 11, 2008

Dragons, phoenixes, snakes, bats, and mythical figures fill the sky in this exhibition of hand-crafted kites using traditional materials—bamboo, paper, and silk. The majority of these kites come from Weifang, the birthplace of kite making.

This exhibition will replace the “Beyond Chinggis Khan: Mongolian Buddhist Art from the Rubin Museum of Art” which has been canceled.

College Museum Acquires Important Cycladic Figurine

February 15, 2008

In Dec. the Middlebury College Museum of Art acquired at auction at Christie’s, New York, a rare Early Cycladic figurine. The small marble object, which depicts a nude female standing some five and one half inches tall, is thought to have been involved in rites surrounding death and burial.

Museum Features Early Landscape Photography

January 3, 2008

From Jan. 24 through April 20 the Middlebury College Museum of Art will present the exhibition Eloquent Vistas: The Art of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography from the George Eastman House Collection. The exhibition will feature 78 nineteenth-century photographic landscapes drawn from the George Eastman House collection.

College Contemporary Art Series Highlights Film and Video Art

December 21, 2007

Recently acquired video art will be on view when the Middlebury College Museum of Art re-opens its doors in the College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts, Route 30, on Thurs., Jan. 3. The works are by the well established Swiss team of Peter Fishli and David Weiss, the Australian artist Tracey Moffatt, and a relative newcomer, the Dutch painter and video artist Jacco Olivier.