The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Exhibitions
Wangechi Mutu: Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumors

Wangechi Mutu: Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumors

Today’s post comes from Claudia Ashworth,  Class of 2019, and Art Center Docent. When I first entered the Art Center’s new exhibition The Secret of Girls, I was surprised. Being a relatively new docent, I hadn’t yet encountered works from the collection that were created with a political message in mind. I quickly discovered that the Loeb...
Music to My Eyes: Indian Ragamala Paintings

Music to My Eyes: Indian Ragamala Paintings

Today’s post comes from Andi Ramsay, class of 2018 and Art Center student docent. The current exhibition in the Art Center’s Focus Gallery is India in Miniature, a collection of small, opaque watercolor paintings, mostly album leaves, from India. The album leaves show a variety of subjects and are painted in different styles, but one genre...
The Art of Devastation: World War I Medals and Posters Exhibition

The Art of Devastation: World War I Medals and Posters Exhibition

Today’s post comes from Hannah Cho, class of 2018 and Art Center multimedia assistant. The Art Center’s most recent exhibition features beautiful medals and posters from the Great War. The 100+ medals in the exhibition come from The American Numismatic Society in New York City, along with war posters on loan from the Museum of Fine...
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,...