Middlebury College Museum of Art
Although small, Middlebury College in western Vermont maintains a sterling reputation, and its museum of art is no different. Heavily used by students, the thick-granite facility displays its diverse collection, ranging from Assyrian reliefs to Jasper Johns serigraphs, in four galleries across two floors. Highlights include an Early Renaissance triptych and Gilbert Stuart’s iconic portrait of George Washington. The museum also hosts half a dozen temporary exhibitions each year with equal variety. Reproductions of the work are available for purchase in the gift shop.