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Emmie Donadio Announces her Retirement

After almost twenty-eight years working at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Emmie Donadio will retire at the beginning of February.  During these years she has worn many hats including assistant director, associate director, chief curator, curator of modern and contemporary art and director of programs and events.  She has played an instrumental role in many of the exhibits organized during these years and actively contributed to the growth in the museum’s permanent collection.  Among her many activities she has overseen student interns, taught Winter Term courses, written and edited exhibit catalogues, given public talks and for the past two years served as co-director of the summer internship program MuseumWorks.

Hers has been a long and distinguished career in service to Middlebury and numerous colleagues have had thoughts and recollections:

Emmie and I often approached an exhibit from very different viewpoints but we always challenged each other and the results were some of our most compelling exhibits—After Eden, 13 Alumni Artists, Confronting History—to name a fewWow, I miss her already.

Emmie is lively and smart and funny, and she has the courage to speak her mind.

After almost twenty-eight years working at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, Emmie Donadio will retire at the beginning of February.  During these years she has worn many hats including assistant director, associate director, chief curator, curator of modern and contemporary art and director of programs and events.  She has played an instrumental role in many of the exhibits organized during these years and actively contributed to the growth in the museum’s permanent collection.  Among her many activities she has overseen student interns, taught Winter Term courses, written and edited exhibit catalogues, given public talks and for the past two years served as co-director of the summer internship program MuseumWorks.

Hers has been a long and distinguished career in service to Middlebury and numerous colleagues have had thoughts and recollections:

Emmie and I often approached an exhibit from very different viewpoints but we always challenged each other and the results were some of our most compelling exhibits—After Eden, 13 Alumni Artists, Confronting History—to name a fewWow, I miss her already.

Emmie is lively and smart and funny, and she has the courage to speak her mind.

Emmie is an institutional memory in her own right! She has a lovely rapport with the faculty, staff, and the public, and will be missed.

I have had the pleasure to work with Emmie on exhibitions, acquisitions, installations, object labels, publications, and most recently the forthcoming handbook of the collection. She also introduced me to many prominent artists and several important scholars, and for all that I am extremely grateful. I will miss the many conversations about the arts we engaged in within the confines of the museum, but I look forward to many more conversations about the arts at Middlebury in more general contexts, at concerts, lectures, and many museum events.

Emmie’s career at Middlebury will be celebrated with a retirement party on Tuesday, January 30 at 4:30 in the lower lobby of the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Tattoo Demonstration and Sake Bar

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 11am – 6pm
Mahaney Center for the Arts Lower Lobby,Mahaney Center for the Arts Cafe
Tattoo artist Nakona Macdonald of Blue Dragon Tattoo in San Francisco gives a six-hour tattooing demonstration in the Lower Lobby of Mahaney Center for the Arts, followed by a Japanese sake cash bar from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art through August 7. Free

Call for Midd. Student visual artist nominations!

The Friends of the Middlebury College Museum of Art invite you to nominate a Middlebury College student whose contribution to the visual arts in the community merits distinction. The Friends have made an annual award to a college student for nearly two decades, and recipients have included sculptors, filmmakers, painters, critics for The Campus, Museum volunteers, and founders of the M Gallery. Anyone [barring a relative of the nominee] can make a nomination.

The nomination form is available and can be submitted online – before the Friday, April 3 deadline — at http://museum.middlebury.edu/news/awards/middlebury_college_student_arts_award_nomination_form

The award will be presented on Sunday, May 3, at Kirk Alumni House, at the Friends’ Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. The recipient and nominee will be guests of the Museum.

Please address any questions to mlane@middlebury.edu.

 

 

Mummies, Monsters, and Houses of the Dead: A Flashlight Tour of the Middlebury College Museum of Art

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With only a flashlight to guide you, take an after-hours tour of the creepy and fantastical arts of the tomb, in the Museum’s Antiquities and Asian galleries, followed by a walk to the Mummy’s grave in West Cemetery.  Cider, donuts, and flashlights will be provided.

Two separate tours are available:

  • Saturday, October 26, 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – This tour is for children 8-12 years old with accompanying adult.
  • Thursday, October 31, 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – This tour is for college ID holders (students, faculty, staff)

To reserve your spot for either date, contact Mikki Lane:
mlane@middlebury.edu  or 802.443.2309