Tag Archives: Audience Inspiration

Label Talk: Calligraphic tile and Jean-Léon Gérôme’s sketch for The Whirling Dervish

There are many ways to interpret a work of art. The museum’s Label Talk series encourages visitors to reflect upon and voice their own interpretations of specific artworks, such as this pairing of a lustreware tile created by an Ilkhanid artisan in the 13th century to adorn a religious structure and an oil sketch created...

Label Talk: El Anatsui’s Untitled (with Red)

There are many ways to interpret a work of art, and the museum’s Label Talk series encourages visitors to reflect upon and voice their own interpretations of specific artworks, such as this stenciling and hand-painted enamel work by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. Several members of the Middlebury community have offered their personal or professional reactions...

Label Talk: George Osodi’s Oil Spill Near Farm Land Ogoni

There are many ways to interpret a work of art, and the museum’s Label Talk series encourages visitors to reflect upon and voice their own interpretations of specific artworks, such as this photograph of an oil spill by Nigerian artist George Osodi. Several members of the Middlebury community have offered their personal or professional reactions...

Carving the Collection

By: Sarah Briggs ’14, Sabarsky Fellow One of my favorite ways to spend time with a work of art, to look at it closely and understand something new about it, is to make art inspired by it. Sometimes that means bringing a sketchbook into a museum and drawing exactly what I see, and sometimes it...

Label Talk: Museum Mosaics—One Object, Many Voices

During a 2019 re-installation of an Early Byzantine floor fragment, Museum staff invited three members of our community—an artist, an ecologist, and an archaeologist—to offer their perspectives on this mosaic. Recognizing that there are many ways to interpret a single work of art, we invite you to add your voice to this dialogue by sharing...