Shahzia Sikander’s The Perennial Gaze Takes Pride of Place in the Axinn Winter Garden

In 2019, the Committee on Art in Public Places, at the behest of Cynthia Packert, Christian A. Johnson Professor of History of Art, enthusiastically pursued the acquisition of The Perennial Gaze by renowned contemporary artist Shahzia Sikander. This stunning mosaic,

MuseumWorks 2021: A Virtual Introduction to Museum Themes, Issues, and Careers

MuseumWorks 2021 From 21 June–30 July 2021, fourteen Middlebury College undergraduates participated in MuseumWorks, the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s paid summer internship and professional development program. The goal of MuseumWorks is to help students learn about available career paths

Neo-Sumerian Record Keeping: A Cuneiform Tablet Fragment from a Mesopotamian Archive

By: Pieter Broucke, Associate Curator of Ancient Art and Professor of History of Art and Architecture In the fall of 1996, the Middlebury College Museum of Art received a gift from John Paul Wallach, Middlebury alumnus from the class of

Piecing Together Cultural Context: Ancient Greek Painted Pottery Sherds

By: Pieter Broucke, Associate Curator of Ancient Art and Professor of History of Art and Architecture The Middlebury College Museum holds a collection of some thirty Ancient Greek pottery sherds that as small primary sources greatly enhance the teaching and

Brilliance Full and Wide: Transcription and Translation of a 1960s Chinese Manual of Poetry and Painting

The following transcription and translation of a 1960s Chinese Manual of Poetry and Painting in the museum’s study collection was created by Rebecca Li ’21 in connection with Professor Cynthia Packert’s spring 2020 course HARC 0347: Aesthetics of Asian Art.

Vergennes to Boston to Rome: A Neoclassical Marble Portrait by Vermont-born Sculptor Margaret Foley

By: Richard Saunders, Museum Director and Professor of History of Art and Architecture In the past year the Museum was able to acquire a stunning neoclassical marble portrait tondo carved in 1862 in Rome. What is particularly notable about the