The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive March, 2012
Playing with Space: Gordon Matta-Clark at Vassar and Beyond

Playing with Space: Gordon Matta-Clark at Vassar and Beyond

Today’s post comes from Lina Kavaliunas, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. This spring break I found my way back home to Chicago where I saw the exhibition MCA DNA: Gordon Matta-Clark at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In the 1970s, Gordon Matta-Clark became known for his “anarchitecture” works where he carved out sections...
Ethnobotany and Native American Arts

Ethnobotany and Native American Arts

Today’s post comes from Justine Paradis, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. With more than 18,000 objects in the collection of the Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, it is always a special treat to explore the rich resources held on site in storage vaults. On a recent day in February, Professor Mark Schlessman of...
First New Podcast!

First New Podcast!

Today’s post comes from Carlos Ignacio Hernandez, Class of 2014 and Art Center Multimedia Student Assistant. At the Art Center we are very excited to officially make public our latest endeavor: our very first podcast! Listen to  curator Mary-Kay Lombino as she guides us, together with Uruguayan artist Marco Maggi, through the Frances Lehman Loeb Art...
Seeing Red: Rothko on Stage

Seeing Red: Rothko on Stage

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. “What do you see?” This is the first line of the play Red by John Logan—and a question that we as docents often ask when starting a dialogue about works in our collection. The plot follows Mark Rothko as he works on his...
Artful Dodger: Prof. Mita Choudhury

Artful Dodger: Prof. Mita Choudhury

Today’s post comes from Kristina Arike, class of 2014 and Art Center Student Docent. On February 28, Mita Choudhury, Associate Professor of History, presented this semester’s final installment of the Artful Dodger. The subjects of her discussion were two seventeenth-century Dutch portraits painted by Paul Lesire, “Alida Pietersdr. Van Scharlaken, aged 25, 1637” and “Portrait of...
A City Without Signposts

A City Without Signposts

Today’s post comes from Kevin Choe, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. When visitors drive through the Main Gate of Vassar College, they are usually struck by the imposing façade of Main Building as it slowly comes to view. However, for the next month, that view will be interrupted by a large, brightly colored banner...