The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive December, 2012
Winter Thoughts on a Truitt Summer

Winter Thoughts on a Truitt Summer

Today’s post comes from Deb Steinberg, class of 2014 and Art Center Docent. Anne Truitt’s Sorcerer’s Summer (1991) is an abstract, modern sculpture that develops a visual intensity through its bold planes of color and precise rectilinear form. From across the gallery, the wooden sculpture appears very simple and solid, characterized by its crisp right angles...
Uncovering The Four Ages of Man

Uncovering The Four Ages of Man

Today’s post comes from Rhyston Mays, class of 2016 and Multimedia Student Assistant. Valentin de Boulogne’s The Four Ages of Man (1629) hangs on the Art Center’s walls among other works from the seventeenth century. The first time I came across Valentin’s painting, I was not particularly intrigued. His style was familiar, like that of Michelangelo...
Piecing Together Parts of the Whole: Dawn's Wedding Feast Columns

Piecing Together Parts of the Whole: Dawn’s Wedding Feast Columns

Today’s post comes from Olivia Zisman, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. When I walk through the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s 20th Century gallery, Louise Nevelson’s Dawn’s Wedding Feast Columns always draw my attention. The monochromatic white sculptures seem to have an almost ethereal, otherworldly quality, standing enigmatically side-by-side and larger than life. The...
Photography, Environment, and Politics: Sawdust Mountain

Photography, Environment, and Politics: Sawdust Mountain

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center actively encourages faculty and students from across all departments and programs to view the art collection as a teaching tool and the galleries as a learning site. Perhaps this is nowhere more evident than in this fall’s half-semester course, “Photography, Environment, and Politics: Sawdust Mountain.” The course, which is...

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