News Category: Arts

Seven Middlesex Artists Honored in Scholastic Art Awards

In 2017 over 330,000 works of art were submitted to the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and last week seven Middlesex artists were recognized for their exceptional work. Students in grades 7-12 were eligible to submit work in 29 different categories of art and writing, and several Middlesex artists were granted the prestigious “Gold Key” Award reserved for the…

Annual Holiday Concert Fills Chapel with Joy

The Holiday Concert is the School’s annual celebration of the winter holidays in music.  Over the years, these concerts have presented a wide array of musical styles, from Renaissance motets to Duke Ellington.  The 2017 concert featured selections from Mozart’s 1780 composition, Vesperae solennes de confessore. A chorus of over 100 students, faculty and staff joined together to sing holiday favorites…

“Wilson Wants It All” Awes Audiences

On November 14th and 15th, the Middlesex theatre department presented Wilson Wants It All in a spectacular and thought-provoking performance. Taking place in 2050, Wilson Wants It All depicted the future of a divided nation that is in the hands of a single man as he manipulates the fate of twin daughters, heirs to an American political dynasty. Imaginative, challenging, and peppered with…

Student Political Artwork Showcased in New York Times and Cambridge Gallery

This fall, many Middlesex visual artists have channeled their creative energy towards the political sphere, and recently several of our talented artists have been honored for their outstanding work. In November, over 800 students submitted cartoons to the New York Times annual Editorial Cartoon Contest, and Middlesex students Veronica DeMornay-O’Neal and Itsy Seeman ’18  were selected as Runner-Up and Honorable Mention, respectively,…

Boston Globe Features the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center

Since its official opening on June 10th, the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center has been receiving rave reviews within the community. Recently, that acclaim has extended far beyond the community as word spreads about the building’s unique evolution from an old steam plant to a state-of-the-art, sustainable Campus Center. Most notably, the Boston Globe featured the Rachel Carson Center in…

AP Studio Art 2017 Exhibition

AP STUDIO ART   EXHIBITION 2017  Please join us for a reception on May 19 and 26 at 9pm Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery Featuring the work of AP Studio Art students: Shannon Wing ’17 Brenna Chitkara ’17 Elizabeth Mullaney ’17 Addy Seeman ’17 Maile Cowell ’17 Anna Buchholz ’17 Isobel Shaffer ’17 Jack Symonds ’17

“Into the Woods” Enchants Audiences in Final Production of Wood Theatre

On May 5th and 6th, the Middlesex theatre department presented this year’s spring musical, Into the Woods. The dazzling performance was led by an exceptional and experienced cast and crew, and was the perfect sendoff for the Wood Theatre, which hosted its final performance after decades of service to Middlesex Arts. Former faculty member Hugh Fortmiller, who helped design the theatre and…

Visiting Artists Work with Middlesex Students

In addition to their close work with a deeply talented and committed arts faculty, Middlesex students also have the opportunity to work with visiting professional artists throughout the year. This winter, our artists were thrilled to learn from not one but two extraordinary visiting artists. Gordon D. Chase, a New England based visual artist whose exhibition “The Insanity of Violence”…