The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive September, 2010
Happenings: Women's Work

Happenings: Women’s Work

Today’s post comes from Anna Rogulina, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Art amateurs and aficionados alike often go great distances to see a work by a favorite artist, revisit a renowned permanent collection, rub shoulders with a “blockbuster” exhibition, or seek unique cultural and artistic experiences in more remote locations. It...
Connections: The Figures Above

Connections: The Figures Above

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, Vassar College Class of 2012 and Vassar Center Student Docent. Walking through the main entrance to Vassar College is something that we students do with considerable frequency, yet how many of us have paused to tilt our heads ever so slightly to take a closer look at the figures...
Off-Campus: Beyond the Grid

Off-Campus: Beyond the Grid

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 Anna Rogulina, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. I have often stood in front of Agnes Martin’s Harvest (1965) with tour groups as well as with...
Connections: "Room J"

Connections: “Room J”

Today’s post comes from Michael Reback, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. I’ve always felt like the parlors on the second floor of Main Building feel a bit more like dioramas than like actual, inhabitable spaces.  They are beautiful, certainly, but more than that they feel mysterious, filled with 150 years of...
Off-Campus: Faded Symbols

Off-Campus: Faded Symbols

From September 27th through October 1st artist Aaron Fein, Vassar College class of 1993, will be on campus as part of the Vassar Artist in Residence Program, funded by the Mellon Foundation. We asked him a few questions about his work and how the community will be involved in his ongoing White Flags project. *...
Connections: Glass Illuminated

Connections: Glass Illuminated

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, Vassar College class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. “How does a chemist get interested in glass?” On Tuesday, this question launched the first of five weekly talks, Insights on Site. This series, open to the community, is focused on illuminating some of the hidden gems in architecture, design, and...
Connections: Lasting Vision

Connections: Lasting Vision

Today’s post comes from Carolyn Nims, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Student art is everywhere on the Vassar campus. We weave through the crowded College Center beneath their towering sculpture.  We view it in the Palmer Gallery, and a performance piece can gather an impromptu audience on the Library lawn. ...
Off-Campus: Set the Table

Off-Campus: Set the Table

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. Every Monday and Thursday there is a farmers’ market held on the Vassar campus. Recently, the vendors have begun to...
Want to be a work of art?

Want to be a work of art?

2010 Whitney Biennial artist Kate Gilmore will present her new performance piece Tow the Line on Thursday, October 7th in Noyes Circle. NEEDED: 24 female Vassar student who are STRONG, DEDICATED, willing to wear required dress, willing to get dirty, willing to be photographed, willing and able to work outside, able to 3 ½ HOURS with no break and available from 11:45 AM – 3:45...
Off-Campus: Make An Impression

Off-Campus: Make An Impression

Last night at Late Night Leaves the Lehman Loeb, we made impressions of Jenny Holzer’s sculptural installation, For Elizabeth. Did you miss it? It’s alright. You can still make your own rubbing. Here’s how: Supplies: For Elizabeth (or another Jenny Holzer installation, perhaps at Grinnell College, University of Southern California, or the United States Court House and...
Connections: How to Video

Connections: How to Video

The twenty Laurentian green benches that line the path from Vassar’s Main Building to the All Campus Dining Center appear to have always been sitting and waiting for passersby to rest upon or to consider the text by Elizabeth Bishop inscribed on them. The site-specific installation by Jenny Holzer, For Elizabeth, has become part of...

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