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

Connections: Moving Art

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. On Monday at the Art Center the sculpture, Untitled, by Arnold Zimmerman was moved from the sculpture garden to the front of the Power House Theater.  Zimmerman’s work resembles the pre-Columbian sculptures of the Aztecs.  In 1995, Magazine of Art commented, “no matter...
Connections: On the Street

Connections: On the Street

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. This summer in the Focus Gallery we have installed Naked City: Photographs from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition of twenty photographs is a small selection of the collection representing photographic scenes of urban life and including some of the most iconic images...
Connections: Fathers and Sons

Connections: Fathers and Sons

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. This Sunday we will celebrate Father’s Day. Across the country, men will be rewarded for their paternal efforts with neckties, greetings cards shaped like neckties, and other “masculine” gifts. Walking through the galleries this morning, I was reminded of artists in our collection...
Happenings: Copies

Happenings: Copies

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. When Winslow Homer first travelled to France, he produced an engraving for Harper’s Weekly of students copying the masterpieces of the Louvre. It was understood that the aspiring artist had much to learn from imitating their forbearers. In a nod to this...
Connections: 50 Years with Nancy Graves

Connections: 50 Years with Nancy Graves

In 1970, only thirty years old, Nancy Graves had her work on the cover of Art Forum and had work at the Whitney Museum.  However, Graves’s aesthetic changed over the course of the years.  In the current exhibition in the Project Gallery the Art Center, the work on display is much more colorful and playful...
Connections: Questioning Art

Connections: Questioning Art

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. “Ever since Marcel Duchamp had the courageous effrontery to take a urinal, bicycle wheel and a bird cage into a museum and proclaim them works of art, some artists have been arrogating to themselves the right to proclaim this, that and...
Connections: Steve Brodner Visits The Art Center

Connections: Steve Brodner Visits The Art Center

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. On Saturday Steve Brodner, political cartoonist, illustrator, and Thomas Rowlandson enthusiast, joined us at the Art Center to lead a private tour of the Rowlandson exhibit.  Brodner’s talk was informed by his own unique experience as a satirist.  Brodner praised Rowlandson’s...
Connections: Immortal

Connections: Immortal

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. On June 1, 1928, Norma Jean Mortenson was born in Los Angeles. In 1946, she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and began to appear in movies. Even after her death in 1962, Marilyn Monroe- her image and her biography- have remained...

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