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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.

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.

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.

African Masterpieces Come to Middlebury

August 16, 2007

This fall the Middlebury College Museum of Art presents a rare opportunity to view masterpieces of African Art.Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art includes more than 80 outstanding works of art produced by peoples inhabiting the regions of Central and West Sub-Saharan Africa from the late 17th to the second half of the 20th century.

Sculptor Presents Solid State Change to Public at Hillcrest Environmental Center Oct. 25

October 18, 2007

New York artist Deborah Fisher, whose sculptureSolid State Change was recently installed on the grounds of Middlebury College’s new Hillcrest Environmental Center, will speak about the work and about her artistic process in an illustrated lecture on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Hillcrest as part of the College’s celebration of the completion of the Environmental Center.