The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Thomas Rowlandson
Connections: Steve Brodner Visits The Art Center

Connections: Steve Brodner Visits The Art Center

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. On Saturday Steve Brodner, political cartoonist, illustrator, and Thomas Rowlandson enthusiast, joined us at the Art Center to lead a private tour of the Rowlandson exhibit.  Brodner’s talk was informed by his own unique experience as a satirist.  Brodner praised Rowlandson’s...
Connections: Satire Today

Connections: Satire Today

Renowned political cartoonist, illustrator, and art journalist, Steve Brodner, has affected the minds of countless Americans through his art.  Whether or not you are familiar with his name, you’ve probably seen his work countless times.  He has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and many more.  Brodner’s work,...
Connections: Satirical Times

Connections: Satirical Times

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Thomas Rowlandson served as a satirical hit man in the world of late 18th century politics.  Much like NBC’s television program, Saturday Night Live, Rowlandson mocked for money, paying no heed to political affiliations.  Two SNL clips—one of a reunion between President George...
Last Night at Late Night: Our Time

Last Night at Late Night: Our Time

 Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read our favorite responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This week’s question: Tonight we are showcasing the songs of Thomas Rowlandson’s times. What do you think the song of our time is? ” Friday by...
Connections: A Little Madness in the Spring...

Connections: A Little Madness in the Spring…

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. If you attended our screening of the uproarious Blackadder series last week, which followed the exploits of the bumbling Prince Regent, you will be in for a surprise when a completely different side of the story is unveiled in The Madness...
Connections: The Sounds of the Streets

Connections: The Sounds of the Streets

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. From the pleasure gardens at Vauxhall to the sitting rooms of the elite, from pubs and theaters, halls and street corners, music in the Georgian age was everywhere. London was in an economic boom, population was on the rise and the...
Connections: The Black Adder

Connections: The Black Adder

Today’s post is from Emily MacLeod, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Mr. Bean? Dr. House? A satire of the Georgian era complete with the Prince Regent, William Pitt, Samuel Johnson and French Revolutionaries? Believe it or not, these are the ingredients that make up the delicious Black Adder series. Starring Rowan Atkinson...
Connections: All Eyes Are Upon Her

Connections: All Eyes Are Upon Her

Today’s post is from Emily Macleod, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. “When she arrives, all eyes are upon her. When absent, she is the subject of universal conversation. And what we see her wearing tonight, I look forward to seeing the rest of you wearing tomorrow!” Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, one of Rowlandson’s...
Connections: Unmasking the Truth

Connections: Unmasking the Truth

For today’s post, Sarah Harshman, class of 2011 and Art Center student docent, interviewed Amelia Rauser, Associate Professor of Art History at Franklin & Marshall College. Rauser contributed an essay, “Amoral Humor: Desire and Mockery in Rowlandson’s Comic Art,” in the catalogue for our current exhibition, Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England. Sarah Harshman:...