The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Exhibitions
Young Artists Explore American Stories at Family Day

Young Artists Explore American Stories at Family Day

Today’s post comes from Isa Pengskul, class of 2019 and Art Center Student Docent. Art came alive in the Loeb last Sunday during our bi-annual event, Family Day. We had invited families from all around to join us in art activities. The glass hallway that leads to the galleries was bustling as artists both young and...
American Hair Stories

American Hair Stories

Today’s post comes from Josh Schwartz, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent. In the 1967 musical Hair the cast sings “Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair/ Flow it, show it/ Long as God can grow it/ My hair.” In the show, the characters’ hair represents their freedom, their unwillingness to conform, and their...
Exhibiting America

Exhibiting America

Todays post comes from Delphine Douglas, class of 2018 and Art Center Multimedia Student Assistant. On Friday, February 12th, Dr. Anna Marley ’96 came to Taylor Hall to give the opening lecture for the American Stories exhibition.  Mr. Mundy introduced his former student Dr. Marley, who graduated from Vassar and is the curator of historical American art at...
About American Stories

About American Stories

Todays post comes from Delphine Douglas, class of 2018 and Art Center Multimedia Student Assistant. American Stories 1800-1950, the main exhibition of the spring semester at the Art Center, opened on January 29. The docents met with Mr. James Mundy, Director of the Art Center and curator of the show, to learn about the works on...
Photography and the Editorial Process

Photography and the Editorial Process

Today’s post comes from Isa Pengskul, class of 2019 and Art Center Student Docent. Daily we see thousands of images, and with the aid of technology, most of these photos have been manipulated to enhance certain qualities. We have also become the editors of our own stories through our posts on social media. The stories that...
From Ink to Formica: Weitman Lectures on Artschwager

From Ink to Formica: Weitman Lectures on Artschwager

Today’s post comes from Delphine Douglas, class of 2018 and Art Center Multimedia Student Assistant. On September 3, Wendy Weitman, former curator of prints at the Museum of Modern Art, came to Taylor Hall 102 to give a lecture for the closing of the Art Center exhibition she had organized at the Art Center, Punctuating Space:...
The Multifaceted Mandala: A Map for Reflection and Introspection

The Multifaceted Mandala: A Map for Reflection and Introspection

Today’s post comes from Benno Orlinsky, class of 2015 and multimedia assistant for the Art Center. Last semester, I took professor of art Karen Lucic’s course “Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: A Curatorial Seminar.” The course was centered on the exhibition at the Art Center, which focuses on the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, a central figure in the...
Avalokiteshvara at the Art Center

Avalokiteshvara at the Art Center

Today’s post comes from Isis Lecaro, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent. Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice—the first exhibition of its kind in the United States—opened this spring at the Art Center. The occasion was marked by a symposium in Taylor Hall on April 23 called “Many Faces, Many Names: The...
The Power of the Comic Form

The Power of the Comic Form

Today’s post comes from Isis Lecaro, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent. As noted in a recent blog post by Rosa Bozhkov, the project gallery at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is an ever-changing space typically devoted to works from collection storage that are being used in courses taught by Vassar professors. So,...
Going Big

Going Big

Today’s post comes from Olivia Zisman, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent On Friday, January 30, the Art Center’s current exhibition, XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection, opened with a lecture by Joyce Kozloff whose 1972 painting Up Front, Appollonian hangs in the show. In her lecture entitled “Maps and Patterns,” Kozloff took the...
Concept, 1969

Concept, 1969

Today’s post comes from Matthew McCardwell, class of 2017 and Art Center Summer Archival Intern “Concept is now.” This was the opening sentence and kinetic mantra of the spring 1969 exhibition, Concept, at the Vassar Art Gallery—the predecessor to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. This show of conceptual art was the work of Mary Delahoyd’s...
Imperial Augsburg at Vassar: An Illustrated Podcast

Imperial Augsburg at Vassar: An Illustrated Podcast

This discussion of Renaissance Germany by Vassar College faculty and staff is in conjunction with the exhibition Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540, on view September 19 – December 14, 2014. Images shown depict works in the exhibition. For more information on the exhibition visit http://fllac.vassar.edu/about/news/announcements/2014-2015/140919-augsburg.html