Creativity Breadcrumb 66: Aaron Fein and His Flags

For the 2010-2011 school year, Vassar College had the privilege of hosting Aaron Fein ’93 as an artist-in-residence. His presence on campus was co-sponsored by the Art, Political Science, and International Studies departments, and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. That Mellon-funded Vassar Artist-In-Residence program has grown into the Creative Arts Across Disciplines Initiative as we Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 66: Aaron Fein and His Flags[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 61: On Man Ray and Math

In May, The Washington Post published an article about a group of teachers at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, who collaborated in creating lesson plans that tied together the surrealist art of Man Ray and mathematics. The article explores the many benefits to bringing visual elements to more abstract subject matter, as well as the Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 61: On Man Ray and Math[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 60: Stern and Coppola at MoMA

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires looks at Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola, and their work as avant-garde photographers. They met at the Bauhaus and migrated to London and Argentina, where they produced material that continued to explore photography and typography. The exhibition begins in the 1920s and ends in the 50s, with the series of surrealist Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 60: Stern and Coppola at MoMA[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 59: Artschwager, soon at the Loeb

The work of Richard Artschwager is associated with Minimalism, Conceptual and Pop Art. It explores concepts of perception and space, most notably using commercial and industrial materials to bend categories. Objects become images, then presences, and fluctuate among these groupings. He extended this approach to prints and multiples that comprise a body of over 100 Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 59: Artschwager, soon at the Loeb[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 58: An inSIGHTful Summer and Spring

In this splendid spring, there’s so much to see! From beautiful flowers blooming by the minute, to the brilliance of landscape washed in sunlight–and of course, art! We’ve come up with a number of places to visit on a trip to the city, as well as spaces closer to home. Be sure to catch a glimpse Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 58: An inSIGHTful Summer and Spring[…]

CAAD Courses for ’15-’16 are HERE!

As registration looms, are you looking for courses for ’15-’16? CAAD is contributing development, supplies, and guest artist funds to a bunch of awesome courses next year. Check out the catalog and review our list below for some great options that integrate the arts across disciplines, offer the opportunity to work with new technologies, and include Read more about CAAD Courses for ’15-’16 are HERE![…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 49: #TBT

It’s our first Throwback Thursday! Remember when comic book artists John Jennings and Damian Duffy came to campus? In addition to the workshop, they also attended Mia Mask’s African American Cinema class in which they discussed Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1971), Blaxploitation, and the African-American superhero. They also workshopped comic content with Peter Antelyes’ Comics Course and Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 49: #TBT[…]

Field Work: “Portraits”

“Portraits” by Sofia Benitez and Alex Raz On our work in Boundary-Crossing S: ‘Is this one dancing?’, offered my roommate as I went through the pages. The series of self portraits I’d worked on hadn’t taken on any form for me at first. In fact I was ready to leave them in Mexico before my Read more about Field Work: “Portraits”[…]

Field Work: Trigger Warning

When Ariel told us last fall about the Boundary-Crossing exhibit, I was excited. It sounded like an incredible opportunity to showcase the collaborative creative that CAAD is all about. Then when she mentioned that we would each contribute a mural to the exhibit, I panicked. The largest art project I’d done prior was a series Read more about Field Work: Trigger Warning[…]

Field Work: Mary Reid Kelley Brings SWINBURNE’S PASIPHAE to Life

The explicitness of sexuality in Ancient Greece, the voicelessness of prostitutes during World War I, the spark of revolution in nineteenth century Paris, and the Baudelaire’s ideas about aesthetic beauty and urban landscape: all of these intriguing concepts have served as inspiration for the work of Mary Reid Kelley. Though she originally “started off as a Read more about Field Work: Mary Reid Kelley Brings SWINBURNE’S PASIPHAE to Life[…]