The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive October, 2011
In Focus: Machinery

In Focus: Machinery

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. In its dark palette of brown, black, and metallic gray, Arthur Dove’s “Machinery” (1921) rarely catches my attention when I walk around the galleries in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.  Yet, Dove’s approach to modernism is strikingly different from the contemporaries...
Off-Campus: Hopper at Bowdoin College

Off-Campus: Hopper at Bowdoin College

Today’s post comes from Ruben Ramos, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Edward Hopper once said, “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” Bowdoin College Museum of Art offered a rare view into...
Off-Campus: Stettheimer at the Brooklyn Museum

Off-Campus: Stettheimer at the Brooklyn Museum

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. On October 28th, our very own “Natatorium Undine” by Florine Stettheimer will hang among other works from the Jazz Age in the Brooklyn Museum’s Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.  Displaying art rich in sexual freedom and celebrations of youth,...
Artful Dodger: Tyrone Simpson on Aaron Siskind

Artful Dodger: Tyrone Simpson on Aaron Siskind

Today’s post comes from Deborah Steinberg, Class of 2014 and Art Center Intern. Tyrone Simpson, Associate Professor of English, stated in this week’s Artful Dodger that, “Urban image making is dangerous and threatening for me,” because it calcifies what people come to think about urban experience. Both Simpson’s book project, Ghetto Images in Twentieth...
Fall Break: Mayan Art and Architecture

Fall Break: Mayan Art and Architecture

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Whereas most years I have returned home to California for fall break, this year I had an opportunity to embark on an adventure to Honduras to visit a friend, Giselle Del Carmen, class of 2011, whose family lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Giselle...
An Interview With Mr. James Mundy

An Interview With Mr. James Mundy

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is proud to present A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum. The exhibition features an exquisite collection of European drawings and will be on display in the Art Center through December 11, 2011. James...
Professor Carruyo on Dorothea Lange

Professor Carruyo on Dorothea Lange

Today’s post comes from Diane Butler, Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Programs at the Art Center. When Associate Professor of Sociology Light Carruyo opened her presentation at this week’s Artful Dodger, she confessed, “I know I’m supposed to say that I’m happy to be here, but because I have no background in art, I’m afraid...
Insights from William Breazeale: Curator at the Crocker Art Museum

Insights from William Breazeale: Curator at the Crocker Art Museum

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is proud to present A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum. The exhibition features an exquisite collection of European drawings and will be on display in the Art Center through December 11, 2011....
A Pioneering Collection: Meet the Crockers

A Pioneering Collection: Meet the Crockers

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. This fall the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is proudly hosting one of the first and finest master drawings collections in the United States.  A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum features highlights from hundreds of drawings purchased...
Kaleidoscope: "St. Jerome in his Study"

Kaleidoscope: “St. Jerome in his Study”

Today’s post comes from Ruben Ramos, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Last Thursday four scholars from various academic fields deconstructed one of the FLLAC’s most prized paintings to a full audience. In this semester’s Kaleidoscope lecture, Professor of Greek and Roman Studies J. Bert Lott, Professor of Art History Susan Kuretsky ’63,...
Caring for Art: The Conservation of "Saint Jerome in his Study"

Caring for Art: The Conservation of “Saint Jerome in his Study”

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Saint Jerome in his Study is one of the most prominent items in the collection here at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, not only as favorite amongst visitors but recently as the feature of an interdisciplinary Kaleidoscope discussion. Saint Jerome is...
Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Today’s post comes from Carlos Ignacio Hernandez, Class of 2014 and Art Center Multimedia Assistant. After a couple of weeks full of hard work and meticulous online grooming, Off the Wall is back! We hope you enjoy our new appearance, which features a brand new design that allows you to easily scan recent posts, get exposed to...