The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive August, 2011
Behind Closed Doors: End of the Summer Reflection

Behind Closed Doors: End of the Summer Reflection

Today’s post comes from Samantha Moyer, Art Center docent. Three things I learned during my summer as an Art Center Docent… 1. My favorite thing about being a member of the Art Center staff was having access to the curatorial files. My second day here I was brought back to the curatorial files storage space and told...
Connections: Desk-concertingly Engaging

Connections: Desk-concertingly Engaging

Today’s Post comes from Samantha Moyer, Art Center docent. It is really interesting to see how artifacts of history overlapped one another. One example of this, currently on view in the Lehman Loeb Art Center, is a portrait of Matthew Vassar (Vassar college’s founder in 1861), where he is sitting in front of gothic style revival...
Connections: Sounds Jazzy

Connections: Sounds Jazzy

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. For the last five Thursdays at Late Night dance theater performers from the Power House Apprentice Company performed a soundpainting called Wuthering, a semi-improvisational reinterpretation of the novel Wuthering Heights. Soundpainting, conceived by Walter Thompson in the 1970s, is a performance in...
Connections: A Curatorial Discussion

Connections: A Curatorial Discussion

Today’s post comes from Samantha Moyer, Art Center docent. The perspective of a museum curator is always a very interesting one to gain insight about; so I was very pleased to be able to interview Patricia Phagan, curator of the currently running special exhibition A Taste for the Modern, this week for...