The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive November, 2010
Off-Campus: Inside the Artist's Studio

Off-Campus: Inside the Artist’s Studio

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. Enter any artist supply store and you will be greeted by a small wooden figure with disjointed limbs. These ubiquitous manikins are used...
Happenings: Campus Lecture

Happenings: Campus Lecture

Today’s post comes from Anna Rogulina, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. One of the cornerstones of the Student Docent program here at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is our weekly training session. Typically, it is an opportunity for us to learn more about the collection, hear from the curators,...
Off-Campus: Heading South for the Winter

Off-Campus: Heading South for the Winter

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. As the weather gets colder here in the Hudson Valley, a portion of the population relocates to the warmer climes of Florida for...
Off-Campus: On the Couch

Off-Campus: On the Couch

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 Sadie Burzan, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Temperatures outside are dropping and radiators are slowly starting to tremble with heat. This time of year, sitting on my...
From the Vault: William Hogarth

From the Vault: William Hogarth

On November 10, 1697, William Hogarth was born in London. Describing his formative years in Anecdotes of William Hogarth, Written by Himself, the artist, known for his satirical paintings and prints, wrote: “As I had a naturally good eye, and a fondness for drawing, shows of all sorts gave me uncommon pleasure when an infant; and...
Off-Campus: Games We Play

Off-Campus: Games We Play

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 Annie Massa, Vassar College class of 2013 and Art Center student docent. Tristan Tzara, a 20th-century avant-garde poet and artist, once said, “No one can escape from Dada.”  At the very least,...
Happenings: A Madonna, in her own time

Happenings: A Madonna, in her own time

Last Thursday evening, a hush fell over Vassar Chapel as a crowd of close to two hundred people heard the sound of a choir singing in the distance. The lights dimmed and a sculpture of a Madonna and Child was led down the central aisle surrounded by students holding flickering candles. This was not the...

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