The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive April, 2012
Off-Campus: Loren MacIver’s Spring Forms at LACMA

Off-Campus: Loren MacIver’s Spring Forms at LACMA

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum is “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the U.S.” This exhibition includes works by female surrealist artists dating from the early 1930s through the late 1960s, and includes...
[Extended through June 10th!] "Mapping Gothic France"

[Extended through June 10th!] “Mapping Gothic France”

Take a look at some photographs of one of our current exhibitions, Mapping Gothic France, featuring students from Professor Andrew Tallon’s spring seminar on French gothic architecture. © Vassar College / Photographer Andrew Tallon
Notes on Art: The Visual and the Aural

Notes on Art: The Visual and the Aural

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. At the opening of Mapping Gothic France, the newest exhibition at the museum, visitors were treated to medieval choral music from the Vassar Camerata, a student-run early music ensemble. The exhibition transposes cathedral architecture onto the existing structure of the Art Center....
Independent Research: Where Chemistry and Art History Come Together

Independent Research: Where Chemistry and Art History Come Together

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. While you may think of the Art Center as a place for quiet reflection or personal exploration, it is also a thriving educational center for Vassar students as well as the surrounding community. As a student docent I am frequently in contact...
On the Wall: Frank Stella’s Slieve Bawn (1974)

On the Wall: Frank Stella’s Slieve Bawn (1974)

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. While reading Brian O’Doherty’s Inside the White Cube for an art history class I am taking this semester, I came across a section on how the work of Frank Stella operates within the gallery space. I was immediately reminded of Stella’s Slieve...
Summer in South America

Summer in South America

Today’s post comes from Joe Brichacek, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. I occasionally wander through the Art Center and attempt to view each of the paintings and sculptures as historical documents. Many paintings are explicitly historical, especially in the nineteenth-century gallery where we find Gustave Doré’s The Defense of Paris painted in 1871,...
Off-Campus: A View of Palestine, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Off-Campus: A View of Palestine, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Occasionally the Art Center has the privilege of lending out works from our permanent collection to traveling exhibitions that can be seen across the country. Though we might miss seeing a given artwork on our wall everyday, knowing that we are sharing...