The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive June, 2010
Behind Closed Doors: Do Over

Behind Closed Doors: Do Over

Temporary, site-specific installation. This is what artist, Harry Roseman was commissioned to complete this past winter. Temporary is in the request. So why were we all still startled when our atrium walls were returned to white this summer? If you visited the Art Center this past spring, you would have experienced the immersive installation Harry Roseman: Hole...
Off Campus: On Campus

Off Campus: On Campus

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. This week’s entry comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. This week our off-campus recommendation is that you come back onto the Vassar campus to check out the current installation at the...
Connections: Sold

Connections: Sold

We have polaroids on the brain here at the Art Center as Mary-Kay Lombino and her Ford scholar, Emily Kloppenburg, work on an upcoming polaroid exhibition. So we have been paying attention to the recent forced sale at Sotheby’s of the Polaroid’s corporate collection. The sale included works by Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, and William...
Off-Campus: Of the Moment

Off-Campus: Of the Moment

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. This week’s entry comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. It has been a good season for the late Mark Rothko. In May, one of his works sold at Sotheby’s for $31.4...
From the Vault: Jim Dine

From the Vault: Jim Dine

On June 16, 1935, Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Although he refutes the label, Dine is considered one of the first pop artists and became known for his inclusion of personal, every day objects in his work. In this interview 1996 (skip ahead to 29:04), he and his wife, Nancy, discuss his career with...
Behind Closed Doors: Hunting and Gathering

Behind Closed Doors: Hunting and Gathering

Our second post for today comes from Mary-Kay Lombino, The Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning. She shares what she is working on while the museum is closed. People often ask me how long it takes to organize an exhibition. I find this to be one...
Behind Closed Doors: Polaroid Pictures

Behind Closed Doors: Polaroid Pictures

Today’s post comes from Emily Kloppenburg, Vassar College class of 2011, who is working this summer as a Ford Scholar with Mary-Kay Lombino, The Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator. She shares what she has been working on while the museum is closed. This summer I am working with Mary-Kay Lombino compiling research...
Off-Campus: Art Expert

Off-Campus: Art Expert

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. This week’s entry comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. We all have opinions about art: what we like, what we do not like, and what we think...
From the Vault: Louise Bourgeois

From the Vault: Louise Bourgeois

“I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands.”- Louise Bourgeois For more information about the artist, check out art:21 and Jerry Saltz’s obituary (for the Mapplethorpe portrait Saltz refers to, click here).