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New Sculpture Being Installed Near Atwater Commons

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On Tuesday, August 19 work began near Coffrin Hall and Le Chateau for the installation of the latest addition to Middlebury’s collection of outdoor public art. The site is being graded and prepared for the arrival of Youbie Obie, a large work in cor-ten steel by alumni artist J. Pindyck Miller ’60. The work will be craned into place this coming Wednesday, August 27, and the project will be completed during the following week with the addition of landscaping and information placards. For more information about the artwork and to follow the installation process as it progresses, please read the latest post on the Museum blog.

Steel Yourselves, Here Comes Youbie Obie

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It’s been exactly twenty years since the Committee on Art in Public Places (CAPP) accepted Jules Olitski’s King Kong—a beautifully abstract, almost minimalist work in cor-ten steel, gifted to the College by Sophia Healy, daughter of former professor Arthur Healy—and sited it in front of the Johnson Building. This summer, as a serendipitous, unwitting tribute to the acquisition of King Kong, CAPP has accepted another gift in cor-ten steel, a monumental work by Middlebury alumnus J. Pindyck Miller ’60 titled Youbie Obie. Continue reading

Stuff for Sale

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We’ve all seen the “Drop Zone” signs that pop up around campus this time of year, but a group of enterprising seniors decided to take the idea one step further and set up a Senior Yard Sale on the patio outside Atwater. Each senior was responsible for getting their gear to the site—and then staying to oversee the selling of it—and then carting away the lonely leftover lamp if it didn’t in fact sell. We caught a bit of the action on that sunny afternoon.

Senior Week

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"I'll make you a great deal!" exclaims senior Colleen Carroll, one of the yard sale organizers. "I've already sold my iron and ironing board," she tells me. "This is great."