The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Posts tagged "Matthew Vassar"
Connections: Desk-concertingly Engaging

Connections: Desk-concertingly Engaging

Today’s Post comes from Samantha Moyer, Art Center docent. It is really interesting to see how artifacts of history overlapped one another. One example of this, currently on view in the Lehman Loeb Art Center, is a portrait of Matthew Vassar (Vassar college’s founder in 1861), where he is sitting in front of gothic style revival...
Last Night at Late Night: Style Icons

Last Night at Late Night: Style Icons

Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read our favorite responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This Week’s Question: It’s the launch of Contrast, the Vassar style magazine. Which work of art’s style would you like to emulate? The Portrait...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Meet Mrs. Vassar

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Meet Mrs. Vassar

Along with Vassar College, the Art Center is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of our founding. In this weekly feature, we will look back on the rich 150-year history of the collection. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Little is known about Catherine Valentine Vassar, Matthew Vassar’s wife of fifty...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Founder As A Young Man

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Founder As A Young Man

Along with Vassar College, the Art Center is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of our founding. In this weekly feature, we will look back on the rich 150-year history of the collection. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. When I think of Matthew Vassar, I think of the distinguished figure...
Sesquicentennial Snapshot: A True Original

Sesquicentennial Snapshot: A True Original

Along with Vassar College, the Art Center is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of our founding. In this weekly feature, we will look back on the rich 150-year history of the collection. Today’s post comes from Claudia Sanchez, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Although Matthew Vassar and Elias Magoon get much of the...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Ubiquitous Portrait

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Ubiquitous Portrait

Along with Vassar College, the Art Center is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of our founding. In this weekly feature, we will look back on the rich 150-year history of the collection. Today’s post comes from Annie Massa, Vassar College class of 2013 and Art Center student docent. Recognize this image? As Vassar College celebrates its...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: In the beginning…

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: In the beginning…

Along with Vassar College, the Art Center is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of our founding. In this weekly feature, we will look back on the rich 150-year history of the collection. On January 15, 1864, Matthew Vassar wrote boldly to the Reverend Elias Magoon, “…I want our College to posses your Collections.” Vassar had just...