The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive July, 2011
Connections: A New Way of Seeing

Connections: A New Way of Seeing

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. “Where there is light, one can photograph,” said the legendary photographer and owner of Gallery 291, Alfred Stieglitz.  At a time when many people in the art world discounted and ignored photographs, Stieglitz saw something so special, something so fresh and...
Happenings: Upcoming Book Club

Happenings: Upcoming Book Club

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Steve Martin is certainly one of Hollywood’s most multifaceted stars.  While he is best known as an actor and comedian, Martin is also a skilled banjo player, an avid art collector, and a celebrated novelist and playwright.  His latest novel, An Object...
Connections: Assemblage Art

Connections: Assemblage Art

Today’s post comes from Samantha Moyer, Art Center student docent. Sculptures by the artist Louise Nevelson have always drawn my attention for their enigmatic quality of endless interpretation. Since having come to the museum, I have been greatly intrigued by the white monochromatic sculpture Dawn’s Wedding Feast Columns, created by Nevelson in 1959. The piece currently...
Connections: Kinetic Art

Connections: Kinetic Art

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. In the current exhibition, A Taste for the Modern, we have on display a piece by artist George Rickey, a sculpture who worked with kinetic art.  This video really captures the “lyrical” quality of his sculptures. George Rickey is certainly an amazing artist,...
Happenings: The Buzz on Soundpainting

Happenings: The Buzz on Soundpainting

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Last night at the Art Center we were joined by the Powerhouse Apprentice Company for one in a series of dance theater performances called soundpaintings.  Working at the Art Center, I had heard the buzz about soundpainting build as we got closer...
Connections: Women of Vassar

Connections: Women of Vassar

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Vassar College class of 1931, was passionate about modern art.  She served as the president of MoMa twice and was an avid collector and donor.  In fact, Mrs. Rockefeller donated over one hundred works of art to Vassar.  Her...

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