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

Last Night at Late Night: Love is in the Air

Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read our favorite responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This Week’s Question: It’s the Royal Wedding!* Which work of art reminds you of love? The Doré, Defense of Paris, It totally embodies a different kind of...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Meet Mrs. Vassar

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Meet Mrs. Vassar

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 Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Little is known about Catherine Valentine Vassar, Matthew Vassar’s wife of fifty...
Connections: All Eyes Are Upon Her

Connections: All Eyes Are Upon Her

Today’s post is from Emily Macleod, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. “When she arrives, all eyes are upon her. When absent, she is the subject of universal conversation. And what we see her wearing tonight, I look forward to seeing the rest of you wearing tomorrow!” Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, one of Rowlandson’s...
Connections: Unmasking the Truth

Connections: Unmasking the Truth

For today’s post, Sarah Harshman, class of 2011 and Art Center student docent, interviewed Amelia Rauser, Associate Professor of Art History at Franklin & Marshall College. Rauser contributed an essay, “Amoral Humor: Desire and Mockery in Rowlandson’s Comic Art,” in the catalogue for our current exhibition, Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England. Sarah Harshman:...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Founder As A Young Man

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Founder As A Young Man

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 Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. When I think of Matthew Vassar, I think of the distinguished figure...
Connections: Outside of the Usual Categories

Connections: Outside of the Usual Categories

This week Vassar students enrolled in Art 105/106 are considering Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs from the Art Center’s permanent collection. In the Fall 2010 issue of Art at Vassar, Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art, wrote about the rotoreliefs and the artist’s intentions. This past spring in Art 106, when it came time to study original works...
Last Night at Late Night: Pleasures

Last Night at Late Night: Pleasures

Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read our favorite responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This Week’s Question: Our current exhibition is about pleasure. Which work of art gives you pleasure? “Man at Table by John Harvey. I like the...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: All Things Old and New

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: All Things Old and New

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 Erin Gallagher, class of 2013  and Art Center student docent. Walking into the newly renovated Art Center, it is striking to...
Connections: More than a Season

Connections: More than a Season

Today’s post comes from Anna Rogulina, class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Georgia O’Keeffe’s Spring (ca. 1922) is a vividly painted canvas, bright and airy, almost effortless. When you see it for the first time, the hues of magenta, green, mauve, and blue dynamically organized into organic, interrelated forms are like an ice-cream sundae...
Last Night at Late Night: Family Weekend

Last Night at Late Night: Family Weekend

Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read our favorite responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This Week’s Question: It’s Family Weekend. Which work of art do you think your parents would you like most? “Francis Bacon’s Study for Portrait IV –...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Early Work

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Early Work

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 Michael Reback and Sadie Burzan, members of the class of 2011 and Art Center student docents. When photographer Paul Strand was...
Connections: The Boxer

Connections: The Boxer

Today’s post comes from Sadie Burzan, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Interviewer: So you’re saying that you can dispense with two thousand years of European culture? Karel Appel: No, I don’t wish to dispense with it. I wanted to detach myself from it and I did this, otherwise I would...