The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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When Fashion Follows Fine Art

When Fashion Follows Fine Art

Today’s post comes from Samuel Blanchard, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent.  America’s commercial fashion industry is amidst a love affair with fine art. Popular stores such as H&M and Urban Outfitters sell Van Gogh-inspired “Starry Night” leggings and Warhol-evoking printed tanks. Fashion editorials from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar have styled models after subjects...
Chemical Bonds and Personal Connections

Chemical Bonds and Personal Connections

Today’s post comes from Michael Cadenas, class of 2015 and Art Center student docent. As a part of “The Artful Dodger” series of talks at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Marianne Begemann, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources, stepped out to the Sculpture Garden to highlight some of the works on view in her October...
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...
Physics: An Antidote for Anxiety?

Physics: An Antidote for Anxiety?

Today’s post comes from Olivia Zisman, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. On October 24, Professor Jenny Magnes of the physics department kicked off this year’s Artful Dodger series—now taking place at 5:00 on Thursdays during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb—with a talk about Ross Bleckner’s Symbols of the Sun and Other Planets....
Seas, Trees, and Sawdust: The Artful Dodger with Peter Stillman

Seas, Trees, and Sawdust: The Artful Dodger with Peter Stillman

Today’s post comes from Deborah Steinberg, class of 2014 and Art Center Student Docent. On February 22, Professor Peter Stillman kicked off our Artful Dodger series this spring with a discussion of two photographs that expanded upon the course he taught last semester around the Sawdust Mountain exhibition at the Art Center. Richard Misrach’s Salton Sea (T.V. Antennae) and Althea...
Podcast: The Sound of "An Aesthetic Ecosystem"

Podcast: The Sound of “An Aesthetic Ecosystem”

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is continuing its series of event podcasts, broadcasting various Art Center happenings to the cyberworld! This time we bring you a lecture by museum director James Mundy and a panel discussion with art dealer Eric Brown (Vassar class of 1990) of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York, Williams College...
“What Can You Give Me for Seven Dollars?”

“What Can You Give Me for Seven Dollars?”

Today’s post comes from Justine Paradis, class of 2013 and Art Center Docent. From left to right: James Mundy, Deborah M. Rothschild, Eric Brown, and Jonathan Kagan. Photo by Carlos Hernandez ’14 To enjoy a museum, you don’t need to know the work involved to put a collection together. However, the shape of a museum’s collection is almost...
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...
Reflections on "The After Gallery"

Reflections on “The After Gallery”

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. The past three Thursdays this July, Director Mark Lindberg and the Powerhouse Apprentice Company presented “The After Gallery” during Late Night at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. In the performances, Lindberg employed the technique of Soundpainting by appropriating its language of...
Opening Night of "Nature in America"

Opening Night of “Nature in America”

Today’s post comes from Erin Gallagher, class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Friday, June 29, was the opening of the exhibition, “Nature in America: Taming the Landscape.” The night began with the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings, Patricia Phagan, as she lead a well attended...
[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
Notes on Art: The Visual and the Aural

Notes on Art: The Visual and the Aural

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. At the opening of Mapping Gothic France, the newest exhibition at the museum, visitors were treated to medieval choral music from the Vassar Camerata, a student-run early music ensemble. The exhibition transposes cathedral architecture onto the existing structure of the Art Center....