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Cartography and Art: Artworks as Maps

Cartography and Art: Artworks as Maps

Today’s post comes from Art Center docent and Vassar class of 2021 student Zoe Camhi. As a Vassar student, I continually strive to make interdisciplinary connections, between my classes, my job, and my hobbies. I have learned over my years here that all disciplines can be (and likely are) linked together, and I love exploring that through...
Art Activity Cards to Download

Art Activity Cards to Download

Today’s post comes from Polly Ellman, Williams College class of 2022 and Art Center summer intern. This summer, the Loeb embarked on a project to provide local, low-income students with much- needed art supplies and a chance to interact remotely with our collection, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic limiting in-person access to the galleries and...
Zoom Backgrounds From the Loeb

Zoom Backgrounds From the Loeb

Today’s post comes from Allie Verdesca, Summer Pindyck Intern and Vassar College Class of 2022. Taking classes remotely and missing the Loeb? Looking to add a little bit of artistic flair to your online presence? Check out some Loeb artworks we’ve selected that work ideally for Zoom backgrounds and fill your meeting with creativity! Missing Vassar’s iconic main...
Doorways: A Loeb Letter

Doorways: A Loeb Letter

Today’s post comes from Bella Dalton-Fenkl, Vassar College class of 2020 graduate and former Art Center student docent. Rather than a written entry, this post is a Loeb Letter “virtual tour” in the form of a slide presentation, which can be accessed by clicking the link below. The presentation focuses on works from the Art...
Virtual Tour: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Virtual Tour: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Today’s post comes from Bella Dalton-Fenkl, Vassar College class of 2020 and Art Center student docent. Rather than a written entry, this post is a virtual tour in the form of a presentation, which can be accessed by clicking the link below. The virtual tour focuses on the works of Meiji-era artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Virtual Tour-...
Pamela Smith’s Discoveries from a Sixteenth-Century Artisanal Manuscript

Pamela Smith’s Discoveries from a Sixteenth-Century Artisanal Manuscript

Today’s post comes from Chloe Richards, Vassar College class of 2022 and Art Center student docent. On Tuesday, February 25, Pamela H. Smith gave a lecture titled “Art & Science, Making and Knowing in a Sixteenth-Century Artisan’s Workshop.” This lecture explored an anonymous manuscript of “recipes” for over nine hundred technical and artistic methods of making...
"Art is a Guarantee of Sanity:" Donald Kuspit Lectures on Louise Bourgeois

“Art is a Guarantee of Sanity:” Donald Kuspit Lectures on Louise Bourgeois

Today’s post comes from Naima Nader, student docent and Vassar class of 2023. The Art Center’s popular exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation had its opening lecture last Saturday, February 8. The speaker was the esteemed American art critic Donald Kuspit, winner of the prestigious...
"What Was Lost"

“What Was Lost”

Today’s post comes from Bella Dalton-Fenkl, class of 2020 and Art Center student docent.   “What Was Lost?” —for Judy Fiskin’s The End of Photography   From the second-floor bench, I watch the jittery, grain-filled clips flash onscreen. I listen. It amuses me, usually. “No more sheet of glass. No more squeegee.”  Not that I can’t understand. If my house was razed to...