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Middlebury - Middlebury College Museum Of Art

Centre for the arts, Route 30

The Middlebury College Museum of Art, an integral educational and cultural component of Middlebury College, aims to enhance the educational opportunities at Middlebury and is closely linked to the departments of the History of Art and Architecture and Studio Art. As such the Museum's collection is diverse and broad in scope, with works ranging from ancient European, Near Eastern, and Asian art to contemporary paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography.

Works on paper, notably contemporary photographs, are a primary focus. Among the 1,500 examples are works by Rembrandt, Honore Daumier, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Willem de Kooning, Man Ray, Southworth and Hawes, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and many others.

European and American paintings from the 17th through 19th centuries are another strength of the collection. Highlights include Dutch and Flemish works by Jan Coelenbier and Govaert Flinck, and French and American paintings by William Bouguereau, Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, Jasper Cropsey, Frederic Church, and John F. Kensett. Jules Dalou, Medardo Rosso, Hiram Powers, and Frederic Remington are but a few artists represented among the Museum's nearly 200 primarily 19th century sculptures.

Enriching the collection is a small but choice selection of Asian, Near-Eastern, and Ancient objects. Features include a 9th century BCE Assyrian relief, red and black-figure Greek vases, Roman marble sculpture, a XXVI dynasty Egyptian sarcophagus, Chinese ceramics, and Japanese woodcut prints.


Bruce Yelton

Friday, March 23, 2018
This is a lovely small museum with a well curated permanent display and interesting changing exhibits. The current exhibit of Spanish Colonial art will be especially attractive to those who have "cathedral hopped" in Europe or spent time in South America. These temporary exhibits change every couple of months so there is always something new to see. The permanent collection on display includes Egyptian and Roman artifacts as well as some striking art from Asia. One thing to look for are the changing photographic exhibits that are on the museum's first floor. We have seen some very engaging displays of photographs from its early days to the present there.

Steven Lange

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Beautiful collection of Ancient and Modern pieces. Wonderful atmosphere in the scenic city of Middlebury, Vermont.

Julie's bites

Saturday, Sep. 10, 2016
Very small but very interesting and high quality pieces.

david Devine

Friday, June 30, 2017
Small museum, but the Sabra Field exhibit was the draw for us.

A Google User

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
This Culture Vulture, being an impatient sort, has viewed the permanent collections--which are handsome but limited--in the space of an half-hour. On the other hand, the musuem does host interesting travelling exhibits.

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