Middlebury College Museum of Art

News & Events

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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Exhibition Highlights Debate over Origins of Western Civilization

January 7, 2010

This exhibition presents the Greco-Roman debate through the visual materials generated by its preeminent protagonists: prints of Roman antiquities by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, and plates from theAntiquities of Athens by James Stuart and Nicholas Revett.

Important Fifteenth-Century Italian Paintings Come to Middlebury

September 14, 2009

On Sept. 18, the Middlebury College Museum of Art will open an important exhibition focused on early fifteenth-century Italian paintings and sculptures. Entitled The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy, the exhibit brings together fifteen remarkable works from ten different collections, and addresses salient themes such as artistic training and technique, patronage, function, and conservation.

Summer Exhibition Celebrates the Vermont Landscape

May 3, 2009

On Thurs., May 21 the Middlebury College Museum of Art opens an exhibition of 78 works by Italian-born painter and portraitist Luigi Lucioni, including various articles of memorabilia from his life. The exhibit chronicles the artist’s affinity for the Vermont landscape and illustrates how he employed a mixture of media and subject matter to sustain an accomplished career that spanned sixty years and produced more than one thousand paintings.

Environmental Artist to Speak at Middlebury College

April 2, 2009

Environmental artist Stacy Levy will speak at Middlebury College in the Hillcrest Environmental Center, Rm. 103, at 4:30 p.m. on Tues., Apr. 7. Her lecture is titled “Picturing the Earth: Making Visible the Patterns of Commonplace Nature.”

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.