The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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Connections: Outside of the Usual Categories

Connections: Outside of the Usual Categories

This week Vassar students enrolled in Art 105/106 are considering Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs from the Art Center’s permanent collection. In the Fall 2010 issue of Art at Vassar, Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art, wrote about the rotoreliefs and the artist’s intentions. This past spring in Art 106, when it came time to study original works...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: All Things Old and New

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: All Things Old and New

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 Erin Gallagher, class of 2013  and Art Center student docent. Walking into the newly renovated Art Center, it is striking to...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Early Work

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Early Work

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 Michael Reback and Sadie Burzan, members of the class of 2011 and Art Center student docents. When photographer Paul Strand was...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Becoming a Force

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Becoming a Force

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 Taylor Shoolery, Vassar College class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Many students at Vassar College hope that there will...
Connections: 76 Years Later: Eisenstaedt’s Visions of Vassar from 1937

Connections: 76 Years Later: Eisenstaedt’s Visions of Vassar from 1937

On the second floor landing of the Art Center, earlier photographs of the Vassar campus complement our current exhibition, 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin (on view through Sunday, March 27). In today’s post, Anna Rogulina, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent, discusses the...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Henry Van Ingen, Artist and Educator

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Henry Van Ingen, Artist and Educator

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 Joseph Brichacek, Vassar College class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. One anonymous student’s account of Professor Henry Van Ingen...
Connections: Looking Out

Connections: Looking Out

On February 15, 2011, photographer Tina Barney spoke on campus about her career and her experience photographing Vassar for the exhibition, 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin. Here is an excerpt from the question and answer portion of the evening. An excerpt of Barney’s lecture will be in...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Down the Hudson… to Vassar College!

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Down the Hudson… to Vassar College!

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 Lauren Goldberg, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. With the Sesquicentennial celebrations in full swing, students and faculty...
Happenings: Thinking through the Centuries

Happenings: Thinking through the Centuries

Today’s post comes from Diane Butler, The Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Affairs. When Kate Susman, Professor of Biology on the Jacob P. Giraud, Jr. Chair, looks into the eyes of St. Jerome she sees a troubled man. Head in hand and with furrowed brow, the scholar and saint contemplates….what? The difficulties of translating...
Off-Campus: Where do plaster casts go?

Off-Campus: Where do plaster casts go?

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. In December 1914, Vassar College President Henry Noble McCracken drove through the main gates of campus to find a unusual assemblage. The College...
Connections: Letters from Sandy

Connections: Letters from Sandy

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. It is tempting to add this post to the pile of lamentations about the lost art of letter writing. While we groan about the coldness and quickness of e-mail, let us also celebrate one of the wonders of the digital age: access to...
Happenings: A Madonna, in her own time

Happenings: A Madonna, in her own time

Last Thursday evening, a hush fell over Vassar Chapel as a crowd of close to two hundred people heard the sound of a choir singing in the distance. The lights dimmed and a sculpture of a Madonna and Child was led down the central aisle surrounded by students holding flickering candles. This was not the...