The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive December, 2010
Off-Campus: Mad for Mark

Off-Campus: Mad for Mark

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. It’s rare that a popular TV show has a smart and interesting relationship with the visual arts. AMC’s Mad Men,...
Behind Closed Doors: Capturing the Collection

Behind Closed Doors: Capturing the Collection

Today’s post comes from Lina Kavaliunas, Vassar College class of 2013 and Art Center student docent. Most questions at the Art Center can be answered by the collections database. How many works of art by Matisse are there in the collection? Thirty-three. When did we acquire the popular painting, Shadow Decoration? 1887 (the same year...
Off-Campus: Where do plaster casts go?

Off-Campus: Where do plaster casts go?

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. In December 1914, Vassar College President Henry Noble McCracken drove through the main gates of campus to find a unusual assemblage. The College...
Connections: Letters from Sandy

Connections: Letters from Sandy

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. It is tempting to add this post to the pile of lamentations about the lost art of letter writing. While we groan about the coldness and quickness of e-mail, let us also celebrate one of the wonders of the digital age: access to...
Off-Campus: Someone to Like

Off-Campus: Someone to Like

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. At the Art Center, we generally do not tell people who they should be friends with online or in life. But if I...
Connections: Color in the Lines

Connections: Color in the Lines

Today’s post comes from Annie Massa, Vassar College class of 2013, and Art Center student docent. Be honest. When you approach a black and white print hanging in a gallery (like Albrecht Dürer’s exquisite Adam and Eve from the Art Center collection), don’t you get the tiniest urge to just… break out a pack of Crayolas...

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