New Art, New Stool

Art by Isa Cuglievan ’15, located in the Davis Family Library, upper level, near carrels in the East Reading Room

Have you noticed that there are new pieces of art hanging in Davis Family Library?  These works are the result of a recent partnership between the Library and the Department of Studio Art.

When Davis Family Library opened in 2004, the Committee on Art in Public Places and the Museum of Art installed several pieces by professional artists, most notably the Matt Mullican oil painting in the Atrium; watercolors by Arthur Healy, Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts; and prints by Sabra Field ‘57.  Eventually, library staff thought it would also be nice to showcase student art, and about 8 years ago we received a series of large-scale color photos from Cory Brody Schubert ’08.  To make sure the collection of student art continues to grow, the Library and the Department of Studio Art recently formed a partnership in which the faculty in that department select pieces created by Studio Art majors that best represent the quality of the program.  The works are donated by the artists and the Library pays for framing.  Currently, there are pieces hanging adjacent to study areas where there are limited windows and views to the outside, enhancing the atmosphere of Davis Family Library.  Look for them in the northwest, northeast, and southeast corners of the Upper Level as well as near print/copy room LIB 242.

The Davis Family Library is grateful to all Middlebury College artists who have contributed their work:

  • Isa Cuglievan ‘15
  • Charlotte Fairless ‘15.5
  • Andrew Goulet ‘16
  • Emily Knapp ‘15
  • Yasmina Muslemany ‘14
  • Cory Brody Schubert ’08
  • Cloe Wilwerding ‘15

We’d also like to extend a warm welcome to the new stool we recently purchased for patrons consulting at the Research Desk.  Stop by, ask a question, and rest your weary dogs!

Computer Science major Benjamin Raifman ’17, from Santa Monica, CA, consults with Research & Instruction Librarian Brenda Ellis