The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive January, 2011
Last Night at Late Night: 150 Years

Last Night at Late Night: 150 Years

Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read their responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This Week’s Question: If you could photograph any moment in Vassar history, what would it be? Some of our favorite responses: “The construction of Main Building.” – Nick,...
Last Night at Late Night: Rediscoveries

Last Night at Late Night: Rediscoveries

Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read their responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This Week’s Question: What work of art were you pleased to rediscover this evening? Some of our favorite responses: “The Matthew Vassar portrait by Charles Loring Elliott. But...
Behind Closed Doors: There's No Place Like Home

Behind Closed Doors: There’s No Place Like Home

Today’s post comes from James Mundy, the Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Art Center. A couple of days ago, after almost eight months of almost compulsive thinking about construction matters in conjunction with our roof replacement project, I took a group of journalists through the almost fully re-installed permanent collection here at the Frances Lehman...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: In the beginning…

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: In the beginning…

Along with Vassar College, the Art Center is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of our founding. In this weekly feature, we will look back on the rich 150-year history of the collection. On January 15, 1864, Matthew Vassar wrote boldly to the Reverend Elias Magoon, “…I want our College to posses your Collections.” Vassar had just...
Off-Campus: Georgian Antics

Off-Campus: Georgian Antics

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. Standing in line at the grocery store and scanning the magazines, you might think that our modern society is on the brink of...
From the Vault: Snow Day

From the Vault: Snow Day

As the snow falls on the Northeast, enjoy this view of Central Park from American writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten.
Off-Campus: Suspension of Disbelief

Off-Campus: Suspension of Disbelief

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. I wonder if police officers enjoy watching Law & Order or if doctors are able to get lost in an episode of House....
From the Vault: Yves Tanguy

From the Vault: Yves Tanguy

On January 5, 1900 the surrealist artist Yves Tanguy was born in Paris. Tanguy, who was married to fellow artist Kay Sage, once said of his process: “The [work] develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of the complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of...
Happenings: Countdown

Happenings: Countdown

We hope you are not too weary from celebrating the holidays because we are gearing up for the reopening of the Art Center on January 20th at 5PM. After seven months of locked doors and empty galleries, the museum will reopen with a refreshed presentation of the permanent collection. To get you psyched (although we...

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