The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive August, 2010
Connections: Coincidence

Connections: Coincidence

Art historians love slide comparisons: two works of art juxtaposed so that something about each work is revealed in the pairing. So imagine our delight when we realized the inadvertent juxtaposition on our own blog. Did you see it? We know some of you did and we were pleased to hear from you. On August 11th,...
Connections: Forging a New Path

Connections: Forging a New Path

First-year students arrived on campus yesterday. New students could be seen wandering Main Building to find their mailboxes, the bookstore, and the Retreat. These new Vassar community members are getting to know their new home for the next four years. The paths that seem new today will soon enough be well-worn and familiar. Part of the...
Off-Campus: Preserve and Protect

Off-Campus: Preserve and Protect

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. Within almost every museum mission statement there is a promise to “preserve and protect” the works of art in the institution’s care....
Connections: Three Men and a Photograph

Connections: Three Men and a Photograph

On August 22, 1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in the village of Chanteloup, near Paris. His work has recently been featured in an exhibition at the MoMA and is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Both exhibitions have ignited a renewed interest in the work of this photographer who had the uncanny ability...
Off-Campus: Eyes That See

Off-Campus: Eyes That See

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. The first time I heard about Herb and Dorothy, I thought the storyteller was embellishing. A friend, who had retired from the...
Behind Closed Doors: Celebrating the Old with the New

Behind Closed Doors: Celebrating the Old with the New

Our 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. One of the best things about being a curator of contemporary art is working with living artists. And one of...
Off-Campus: Big Names, Small Town

Off-Campus: Big Names, Small Town

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. There is great comfort in regularly visiting the same museums. Those of you who live close to the Art Center have told...

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