The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive May, 2011
Connections: Satire Today

Connections: Satire Today

Renowned political cartoonist, illustrator, and art journalist, Steve Brodner, has affected the minds of countless Americans through his art.  Whether or not you are familiar with his name, you’ve probably seen his work countless times.  He has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and many more.  Brodner’s work,...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Realism Then

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Realism Then

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. “Realism… has been relegated to the limbo of philistinism: the propaganda machines...
Connections: Satirical Times

Connections: Satirical Times

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Thomas Rowlandson served as a satirical hit man in the world of late 18th century politics.  Much like NBC’s television program, Saturday Night Live, Rowlandson mocked for money, paying no heed to political affiliations.  Two SNL clips—one of a reunion between President George...
Connections: Caught in Action

Connections: Caught in Action

Today’s post comes from Lina Kavaliunas, class of 2013 and Art Center student docent. In 1952 the art critic Harold Rosenberg defined action painting – a method of painting employed by the American abstract expressionists of the 1940’s and 50’s – as the moment where “the canvas began to appear to one American painter after...
Senior Week: This Must Be The Place

Senior Week: This Must Be The Place

This week we will be hearing from senior student docents before they graduate on Sunday. Today’s post comes from Sarah Harshman.  Sarah has been a docent at the Art Center for the past year. The day I moved in to Vassar as a freshman was hot. Very hot. 90+ degrees and humid. Oh, and stressful. There...
Senior Week: Raising Questions

Senior Week: Raising Questions

This week we will be hearing from senior student docents before they graduate on Sunday. Today’s post comes from Sadie Burzan.  Sadie has been a docent at the Art Center for the past year. In my junior year, I learned that museums are not neutral. I was taking a class called Anthropology of Art (one of...
Senior Week: New Ways of Seeing

Senior Week: New Ways of Seeing

This week we will be hearing from senior student docents before they graduate on Sunday. Today’s post comes from Claudia Sanchez.  Claudia has been a docent at the Art Center for the past year. I have always found the experience of going to an art museum to be very personal. Even when I am in the...
Senior Week: Adventures in Wonderland

Senior Week: Adventures in Wonderland

This week we will be hearing from senior student docents before they graduate on Sunday. Today’s post comes from Michael Reback.  Mikey has been a docent at the Art Center for the past two years. As May marches on, the Vassar campus comes to life — trees bloom, tulips pop up around Main Circle, and...
Last Night at Late Night: Our Time

Last Night at Late Night: Our Time

 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: Tonight we are showcasing the songs of Thomas Rowlandson’s times. What do you think the song of our time is? ” Friday by...
Connections: A Little Madness in the Spring...

Connections: A Little Madness in the Spring…

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. If you attended our screening of the uproarious Blackadder series last week, which followed the exploits of the bumbling Prince Regent, you will be in for a surprise when a completely different side of the story is unveiled in The Madness...
Connections: The Sounds of the Streets

Connections: The Sounds of the Streets

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. From the pleasure gardens at Vauxhall to the sitting rooms of the elite, from pubs and theaters, halls and street corners, music in the Georgian age was everywhere. London was in an economic boom, population was on the rise and the...
Last Night at Late Night: Style Icons

Last Night at Late Night: Style Icons

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 launch of Contrast, the Vassar style magazine. Which work of art’s style would you like to emulate? The Portrait...

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