The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Exhibitions
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
Empire and Innovation at the Art Center

Empire and Innovation at the Art Center

Today’s post comes from Morgan Williams, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s latest exhibition, Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540, opened Friday, September 19. The exhibition opened with a lecture by Freyda Spira, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s associate curator of drawings and prints and co-curator of...
Face to Face with Self-Taught Art

Face to Face with Self-Taught Art

Today’s post comes from Alex Raz, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. FLLAC’s current exhibition is confrontational—and I’m not just referencing the show’s visually suggestive and potentially triggering content. In stating this, I’m thinking of the Art Center’s effort to join in a wider conversation on art typically outside of the mainstream, art that’s...
St. Jerome in Mastering Light: Illuminating Transience

St. Jerome in Mastering Light: Illuminating Transience

Today’s post comes from Chris Dietz, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent. The Art Center’s delightful new exhibition, Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial, showcases one of the most interesting works in the permanent collection—the German master Albrecht Dürer’s St. Jerome in His Study. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was arguably the greatest artist of...
Shedding Light on “Mastering Light”

Shedding Light on “Mastering Light”

Today’s post comes from Calvin Lamothe, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent.   On April 11 at 5:30pm, Vassar students, museum employees, and community members alike crowded into Taylor Hall to hear William Sharpe’s opening lecture for the Art Center’s current exhibition Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial. Sharpe is a professor of...
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...