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Behind the Scenes: Photographic documentation of two 18th century Japanese screens

Categories: Collections

It may be “lights out” in the galleries on Mondays at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, but some works of art have not taken the day to rest. While the museum was closed to the public on a Monday … Continue reading

Fabergé: The Social and Political Implications of Russian Decorative Arts

Categories: Student Projects

The Middlebury College Museum of Art possesses a remarkable collection of Russian artifacts and family keepsakes made by the firm of the famous jeweler, Carl Fabergé. This essay by Adrian Kerester ’15, adapted from her April 2013 lecture and reproduced here with permission, explores Russia’s social history at the turn of the last century through an examination of and conversation surrounding Russian decorative arts and the culture of Russia’s ruling aristocracy. Continue reading