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The Middlebury College Museum of Art Closed While We Acquire a New Sculpture

The Middlebury College Museum of Art Acquires a New Sculpture

On Friday, May 1, 2015 the Middlebury College Museum of Art will be closed to allow for the installation of an important new sculpture in the Boesky Family Entrance Court created by the contemporary Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens (b.1951). The work, titled Some Need is a wall sculpture comprised of manipulated strips of copper wire that extend outward from the wall. When illuminated by bright light the wire creates shadows that can be read as text. Eerdekens’ work has been described as “the interplay between light, materials and language.” It is simultaneously simple yet artful and the eight phrases that comprise Some Need form a sequence of words that reflect on human actions–-both physical and intellectual.

The Museum will resume regular hours on Saturday, May 2. Please come and enjoy the most recent addition to our permanent collection. If you have questions please call the Museum at 443-2291 or 443-2309.

Information on Employing Students This Academic Year

Thinking about hiring a student worker? Great! Research has shown that students that work 10 to 12 hours per week have the highest rate of academic achievement.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • NEW POLICY: All Student employees are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week in on campus jobs during the academic year. The only exception is when there is a full week when school is not in session.
  • The Fall Vacancies will be viewable on the Web on Sunday, September 4. (YES, one week BEFORE classes begin).
  • Students receiving financial aid can apply beginning September 4.  All other students can apply beginning Sunday, September 25

For detailed information on what you need to know before hiring your student, go to:  .  Don’t hesitate to contact the SEO at x5377 with any questions!