The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive February, 2012
Artful Dodger: Prof. Tim Koechlin

Artful Dodger: Prof. Tim Koechlin

Today’s post comes from Kristina Arike, Class of 2014 and Art Center Student Docent.   Last week’s Artful Dodger featured Tim Koechlin, the Director of Vassar‘s International Studies Program, and a Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Urban Studies. He earned his PhD in economics from UMass Amherst, and economics remains one of his principal interests and...
Kaleidoscope: Many Lenses for Rothko

Kaleidoscope: Many Lenses for Rothko

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, Art Center docent and Vassar College class of 2012. Last week at the Kaleidoscope presentation, a series of interdisciplinary panels that address a work of art, four Vassar professors came together to discuss Mark Rothko’s painting, No. 1. Peter Charlap of the Art Department, Kate Susman of the Biology Department,...
A One-Man Show for Five People

A One-Man Show for Five People

Today’s post comes from Ani Kodzhabasheva, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Ever feel too constrained by societal norms? So did Brian O’Doherty, Irish artist, writer, critic, and medical doctor. But he found a way around the norms. Brian O’Doherty spoke at Vassar on Feburary 21 and shared some of his best secrets. A tall and lean...
Connections: African History

Connections: African History

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. On February 16th, professor Ismail Rashid brought students from his Modern African History (HIST/AFRS 272) class into storage here at the Art Center to view a variety of objects that not only address issues in African history, but also African art and...
Behind the Scenes: The Making of Lentissimo

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Lentissimo

Curatorial Assistants Joanna Kloppenburg ’14 and Deborah Steinberg ’14 take part in the assemblage of the red “hotbed,” a key piece part of Marco Maggi: Lentissimo, the new exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center of Vassar College. On view until April 1st, 2012.
Off-Campus: Conservation

Off-Campus: Conservation

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. With the array of events taking place daily at the Art Center, sometimes it is easy to overlook all of the work going on behind closed doors. For the past several months, the doors to the Hildegarde Krause Baker, class of 1911,...
Artful Dodger: Prof. Brian Mann

Artful Dodger: Prof. Brian Mann

Today’s post comes from Kristina Arike, Class of 2014 and Art Center Student Docent. Brian Mann, Associate Professor of Music, presented this week’s installment of the Artful Dodger series on the subject of several lithographs by French artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. These works on paper feature cabaret singer and actress, Yvette Guilbert. One of Professor Mann’s areas...
Insights on Site: Shadow Decoration

Insights on Site: Shadow Decoration

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Charles Courtney Curran’s Shadow Decoration (1887) is one of the most recognizable works in our collection. This image of an ordinary woman doing her daily work at the laundry line has developed quite a fan-base over time. Visitors often purchase postcards, posters...
Artful Dodger: Prof. Abigail Baird

Artful Dodger: Prof. Abigail Baird

  Today’s post comes from Deborah Steinberg, Class of 2014 and Art Center Student Intern. On Tuesday, February 7th, Professor Abigail Baird kicked off this semester’s Artful Dodger series by pulling Salvador Dali’s illustrations of Alice in Wonderland out of storage. Baird, an Associate Professor of Psychology, immediately drew a connection between Lewis Carroll’s work of “nonsense...
Opening Night! Marco Maggi: Lentissimo

Opening Night! Marco Maggi: Lentissimo

Some photographs from the opening night of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s new exhibition! Come and experience it for yourself, Marco Maggi: Lentissimo on view until April 1, 2012. © Vassar College / Photographer Lee Ferris
Welcome Back with Late Night

Welcome Back with Late Night

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Last Thursday the Art Center celebrated the fifth anniversary of Late Night with a crowd of visitors who came in to enjoy the collection and some cake. To commemorate the occasion, members of the student advisory committee for the Frances Lehman Loeb...

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