The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive May, 2012
Prometheus Bound for Catskill

Prometheus Bound for Catskill

Today’s post comes from Deborah Steinberg, class of 2014 and Art Center Student Intern. If you are a frequent visitor to the Art Center, you may be wondering what happened to Thomas Cole’s oil painting, Prometheus Bound. A quintessential example of Hudson River School painting, this work can be seen in the section of the museum...
Reading the Open Missal

Reading the Open Missal

Today’s post comes from Joe Brichacek, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. The Open Missal has long been a favorite in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s collection. It is both stunningly realistic and highly symbolic. Indeed, the more time you spend with the work, the more details you find, and the more insight...
Shakespeare, Shrines, and Sanford Gifford

Shakespeare, Shrines, and Sanford Gifford

 Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. On Monday, April 23rd, people around the world celebrated the four hundred and forty-eighth birthday of William Shakespeare. My professor brought a cake to class and led all the students of his Shakespeare survey course in a chorus of “Happy Birthday.” This...
Migrations and Excavations: Rohatyn Gives Lecture on Mehretu

Migrations and Excavations: Rohatyn Gives Lecture on Mehretu

Today’s post comes from Kristina Arike, Class of 2014 and Art Center Student Docent. Friday, April 13, was the opening of the exhibition, “Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu.” The opening lecture, entitled “Julie Mehretu: Migrations,” was presented by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn ’89. Rohatyn is a gallerist, art advisor, independent curator, and collector, and even served...

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