In addition to a permanent collection of antiquities, Asian art, photography, 19th-century European and American sculpture, and contemporary prints, the museum shows well-curated seasonal exhibitions. A rich selection of contemporary outdoor sculpture surrounds the museum and is placed throughout campus.
Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Tuesday & Friday, 10AM-5PM
Thursday, 10AM-5PM and 6-9PM
Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5PM
Closed Mondays and all college holidays
ART ON VIEW
50 x 50: Fifty Years of Collecting for Middlebury
January 25-August 11, 2019
“50 x 50: Fifty Years of Collecting for Middlebury” marks 50 years of collecting by bringing together one work from each year, including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photography, from antiquity to the present, from around the world.
image: Kongo-Vili Power Figure by anonymous (Kongolese), Democratic Republic of Kongo (24″x12″x8″; 19th Century). Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2018.
Art and Islam through Time and Place
September 14-December 2, 2018
Featuring more than 100 outstanding works of art from the Newark Museum’s extraordinary collections, “Wondrous Worlds” showcases the long history, vast geographic expanse, and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world.
November 9, 2018: Devotional images of Muhammad
by Christiane Gruber of the University of Michigan
November 13, 2018: Talk by Conservator Linda Lin of the Newark Museum
image (top): Vase with Lotus Motifs and Silver Tiffany Mount. China, Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) (ceramic); Newark, New Jersey, early 20th century (silver mount). Porcelain with under-glaze cobalt blue, silver. Newark Museum. Gift of Herman A. E. Jaehne and Paul C. Jaehne, 1941, 41.1793.
image (center): Illustrated Portions of the Khamsa Nizami Iskandar Nama and Makhzan al-Asrar, written in Farsi Language with Nasta’liq Script. India, late Mughal Period (1526–1857).(14.5″x9.25″x1.75″; leather, ink, colors, gold). Newark Museum. Gift of the Society for Foreign Mission Welfare, 1955, 55.270.