The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive February, 2011
Last Night at Late Night: And the Oscar goes to...

Last Night at Late Night: And the Oscar goes to…

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: The Academy Awards are this Sunday. Which work of art in the collection would you award “Best Picture” or present another award to? “I...
Happenings: Thinking through the Centuries

Happenings: Thinking through the Centuries

Today’s post comes from Diane Butler, The Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Affairs. When Kate Susman, Professor of Biology on the Jacob P. Giraud, Jr. Chair, looks into the eyes of St. Jerome she sees a troubled man. Head in hand and with furrowed brow, the scholar and saint contemplates….what? The difficulties of translating...
Connections: Wandering and Discovering

Connections: Wandering and Discovering

For today’s post, student docent Anna Rogulina interviewed Katherine Newbegin, whose work is  featured in the Art Center’s current exhibition, 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin. Anna Rogulina: What were some of your ideas about Vassar before coming here? Did anything surprise you about what you found after...
Last Night at Late Night: Meeting People

Last Night at Late Night: Meeting People

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 meet any artist who has a work currently on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, who would it be?...
Sesquicentennial Snapshot: A True Original

Sesquicentennial Snapshot: A True Original

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. Today’s post comes from Claudia Sanchez, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Although Matthew Vassar and Elias Magoon get much of the...
Happenings: No Conclusion

Happenings: No Conclusion

Today’s post comes form Sarah Harshman, Vassar College class of 2011, and Art Center student docent. “I really don’t feel comfortable in museums,” admitted Eve Dunbar, Assistant Professor of English, at the beginning of her Artful Dodger lecture yesterday. Perhaps a little shocking to Art Center patrons gathered in a museum for a discussion of,...
Connections: "These pictures could only be one place..."

Connections: “These pictures could only be one place…”

For today’s post, student docent Anna Rogulina interviewed Mary-Kay Lombino, the Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning. Lombino curated the Art Center’s current exhibition, 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin. Photographer Tina Barney will lecture about her work tonight...
Last Night at Late Night: Be My Valentine

Last Night at Late Night: Be My Valentine

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: Which work of art would you give your Valentine? “The Stettheimer- you know when you give someone a gift because YOU want it?” –...
Connections: The Librarian

Connections: The Librarian

For today’s post, student docent Anna Rogulina interviewed Thomas Hill, Vassar College Art Librarian and the subject of Tina Barney’s photograph, “The Librarian”. The photograph is featured in the Art Center’s current exhibition, 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin. Tina Barney will lecture about her work on...
Happenings: Reading Pages in a Picture

Happenings: Reading Pages in a Picture

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. When tragedy strikes- what do you do? How do you make sense of a world when it is in pieces? What do you rely on when the world reveals itself to be unreliable? How do you find meaning? Ami Kumar, Professor of English,...
Last Night at Late Night: Four Years Old

Last Night at Late Night: Four Years Old

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: Late Night is four years old. What work of art would you have liked on your fourth birthday? “The Picasso. I had really good...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Ubiquitous Portrait

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Ubiquitous Portrait

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. Today’s post comes from Annie Massa, Vassar College class of 2013 and Art Center student docent. Recognize this image? As Vassar College celebrates its...