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Connections: On the Street

Connections: On the Street

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. This summer in the Focus Gallery we have installed Naked City: Photographs from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition of twenty photographs is a small selection of the collection representing photographic scenes of urban life and including some of the most iconic images...
Connections: Fathers and Sons

Connections: Fathers and Sons

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. This Sunday we will celebrate Father’s Day. Across the country, men will be rewarded for their paternal efforts with neckties, greetings cards shaped like neckties, and other “masculine” gifts. Walking through the galleries this morning, I was reminded of artists in our collection...
Happenings: Copies

Happenings: Copies

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. When Winslow Homer first travelled to France, he produced an engraving for Harper’s Weekly of students copying the masterpieces of the Louvre. It was understood that the aspiring artist had much to learn from imitating their forbearers. In a nod to this...
Connections: Immortal

Connections: Immortal

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. On June 1, 1928, Norma Jean Mortenson was born in Los Angeles. In 1946, she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and began to appear in movies. Even after her death in 1962, Marilyn Monroe- her image and her biography- have remained...
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...
Happenings: Reading Pages in a Picture

Happenings: Reading Pages in a Picture

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. When tragedy strikes- what do you do? How do you make sense of a world when it is in pieces? What do you rely on when the world reveals itself to be unreliable? How do you find meaning? Ami Kumar, Professor of English,...
Off-Campus: Suspension of Disbelief

Off-Campus: Suspension of Disbelief

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. I wonder if police officers enjoy watching Law & Order or if doctors are able to get lost in an episode of House....
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...
Off-Campus: Someone to Like

Off-Campus: Someone to Like

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. At the Art Center, we generally do not tell people who they should be friends with online or in life. But if I...
Connections: More Coincidences

Connections: More Coincidences

Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Last week, I mentioned that I seem to be haunted by the Exquisite Corpse. Hold on to your halloween candy, because did you see MoMA’s blog post on Friday? Yes, they made a version of the Exquisite Corpse at the end of their...
Off-Campus: Observational Bias

Off-Campus: Observational Bias

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. Perhaps this has happened to you: you hear about something and suddenly it seems that it is everywhere. For example, someone mentions Panama...