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

Connections: More Coincidences

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Last week, I mentioned that I seem to be haunted by the Exquisite Corpse. Hold on to your halloween candy, because did you see MoMA’s blog post on Friday? Yes, they made a version of the Exquisite Corpse at the end of their...
From the Vault: Have you met Mr. Bones?

From the Vault: Have you met Mr. Bones?

Today’s post comes from Patricia Phagan, the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings. Pardon me a minute for veering away from “curator speak”, but every time I see William Wiley’s Mr. Bones a twangy cowboy tune starts playing in my head…. Yes, it’s “Git Along Little Doggies” by TV and film star Roy...
Off-Campus: Observational Bias

Off-Campus: Observational Bias

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Perhaps this has happened to you: you hear about something and suddenly it seems that it is everywhere. For example, someone mentions Panama...
Connections: Fall Break

Connections: Fall Break

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. The Vassar College campus is quiet. Students have abandoned Poughkeepsie for other locations to enjoy a week-long Fall Break. Although students are sure to be relishing a break from the demands of student life, they are missing a particularly spectacular week of weather...
Off-Campus: Mass MoCA Leaves a Massive Impression

Off-Campus: Mass MoCA Leaves a Massive Impression

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. For some, in the context of art, the term “contemporary” might as well be replaced by “inconsequential”, “inaccessible”,  “perverse”,...
Connections: Maria Mitchell and her Observatory

Connections: Maria Mitchell and her Observatory

Today’s post comes from Michael Reback, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. When I first arrived at Vassar College in the fall of 2007, the Maria Mitchell Observatory looked quite a bit different.  Though it has since been refurbished, the building struck me as a beautiful ruin — its metal dome, now...
Happenings: Gilmore Girls

Happenings: Gilmore Girls

Today’s post comes from Annie Massa, Vassar College class of 2013, and Art Center student docent. Yesterday I was late for English class.  I crept in quietly through the backdoor, slipped a binder and pencil out of my bag, and began taking notes as though I’d been there all along. All my efforts to be...
Connections: Foundations in Time

Connections: Foundations in Time

Often times when an art historian examines a building, he or she isolates the structure from its surroundings. Yesterday, Nicholas Adams, Mary Conover Mellon Professor in the History of Architecture, discussed the way buildings at Vassar speak to each other.
Off-Campus: Examining Wax

Off-Campus: Examining Wax

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 Sadie Burzan, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Traveling only thirty-one minutes north of the Vassar campus, you will find yourself on the other side of...

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