Author Archives: Andrew Wentink

A graduate of Middlebury College in History/English, Andrew Wentink attended the Bread Loaf School of English and Columbia University, where he received his MLS. He was Manuscript Archivist at the Dance Collection of the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center for seven years. He is a writer, editor, dance historian and has written and produced documentaries, including several on dance subjects, for public television. In addition to his duties as Curator of Special Collections & Archives at Middlebury, Andy teaches for American Studies, Russian, Film & Media Culture, and Dance, and is the Academic Liiaison for American Studies, US History, Film & Media Culture, Religion, Classics. and History of Art & Architecture.

Twin Towers Tragedy, Photographs by John Jonas Gruen

Special Collections is honored to present “Twin Towers Tragedy — Ten Years: Photographs by John Jonas Gruen,” in the Atrium of the Davis Family Library, Monday, September 5-Friday, October 7, 2011. This solemn retrospective on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 offers 15 photographs taken by New York author/photographer John (Jonas) Gruen in the wake of the unspeakable events of 9/11.  The exhibit at Middlebury College is an exclusive viewing of Gruen’s 9/11 photographs not included in the exhibit now on view at Guild Hall in Easthampton, NY.  At the reception of the opening of an exhibit of his Guild Hall exhibit on Saturday, September 3, 2011, Gruen summed up the experience of taking these photographs – ”To have witnessed the unthinkable was to know the meaning of rage and confusion.”