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Exhibitions
Todd Knopke's Deluge

Todd Knopke’s Deluge

Come experience the pieces in person, or get a virtual sneak peek by clicking on this link! Two site-specific, large-scale fabric installations by artist Todd Knopke will be adorning the walls of the Atrium of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The collages will be on display March 28-July 20. The works are monumental, each measuring twenty-six feet...
Inuit Art from the Inside Out: Siassie Kenneally's Male Fish Gut

Inuit Art from the Inside Out: Siassie Kenneally’s Male Fish Gut

Today’s post comes from Pilar Jefferson, class of 2015 and Art Center Student Docent. Male Fish Gut—probably the last title you’d expect for a beautiful work of art. And yet there I was, standing in the Focus Gallery, one of the Art Center’s temporary exhibition spaces, completely entranced by what is for all intents and purposes...
Museology and Indigenous Art

Museology and Indigenous Art

Today’s post comes from Emily Whicheloe, class of 2014 and a student in Molly McGlennen’s course, “Decolonizing the Exhibition: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Indigenous Art.” Decolonizing the Exhibition: Contemporary Inuit Prints and Drawings from the Edward J. Guarino Collection is the result of a semester-long process of research and curation of contemporary Inuit prints and drawings...
A Legacy of Snapshots: The Lasting Influence of Polaroid

A Legacy of Snapshots: The Lasting Influence of Polaroid

Today’s post comes from Pilar Jefferson, class of 2015 and Art Center Summer Docent. As a member of the Millennial generation I’ve always thought of Polaroids as a passing curiosity. Of course I am not unique in this. With the rise of digital photography and the simultaneous decline of the Polaroid Corporation, which declared bankruptcy in...
Embracing His Work: Rembrandt’s Goldsmith

Embracing His Work: Rembrandt’s Goldsmith

Today’s post comes from Alec Aldrich, class of 2015 and Art Center volunteer. Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Goldsmith (1655) was the smallest work in the Art Center’s winter exhibition, Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper, but it was well worth the viewer’s attention. The intaglio print joins the ranks of numerous other intaglio prints by the artist that are at...
Laylah Ali: Bridging the Gap Between Two- and Three-Dimensional Space

Laylah Ali: Bridging the Gap Between Two- and Three-Dimensional Space

Today’s post comes from Olivia Zisman, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. Laylah Ali’s print, Untitled, in the Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper exhibition, brings three-dimensional motion to a two-dimensional space. The image itself suggests flatness, showing round creatures suspended in space right up against the picture plane. The creatures—although somewhat simple-looking—are meticulously rendered...
Post-War Culture of the Defeated

Post-War Culture of the Defeated

At the conclusion of World War I, Germany suffered terrible financial and social backlash from the rest of Europe. Veterans and civilians alike struggled to pick up the pieces and move on from wartime. War profiteers in Berlin lived sumptuously, in high contrast with the wounded veterans and families who outlived their primary breadwinner. Impoverished...
Photography, Environment, and Politics: Sawdust Mountain

Photography, Environment, and Politics: Sawdust Mountain

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center actively encourages faculty and students from across all departments and programs to view the art collection as a teaching tool and the galleries as a learning site. Perhaps this is nowhere more evident than in this fall’s half-semester course, “Photography, Environment, and Politics: Sawdust Mountain.” The course, which is...
Opening Night of Sawdust Mountain

Opening Night of Sawdust Mountain

Today’s post comes from Erin Gallagher, class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Friday, September 7, was the opening of the exhibition, Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain. The evening kicked off with a lecture, “Wanderings Along the Makeshift Landscape,” by the artist. As he took us through his early formative experiences with photography, sharing a tale...
Migrations and Excavations: Rohatyn Gives Lecture on Mehretu

Migrations and Excavations: Rohatyn Gives Lecture on Mehretu

Today’s post comes from Kristina Arike, Class of 2014 and Art Center Student Docent. Friday, April 13, was the opening of the exhibition, “Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu.” The opening lecture, entitled “Julie Mehretu: Migrations,” was presented by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn ’89. Rohatyn is a gallerist, art advisor, independent curator, and collector, and even served...
[Extended through June 10th!] "Mapping Gothic France"

[Extended through June 10th!] “Mapping Gothic France”

Take a look at some photographs of one of our current exhibitions, Mapping Gothic France, featuring students from Professor Andrew Tallon’s spring seminar on French gothic architecture. © Vassar College / Photographer Andrew Tallon
A City Without Signposts

A City Without Signposts

Today’s post comes from Kevin Choe, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. When visitors drive through the Main Gate of Vassar College, they are usually struck by the imposing façade of Main Building as it slowly comes to view. However, for the next month, that view will be interrupted by a large, brightly colored banner...

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