The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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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...
Welcome Back with Late Night

Welcome Back with Late Night

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Last Thursday the Art Center celebrated the fifth anniversary of Late Night with a crowd of visitors who came in to enjoy the collection and some cake. To commemorate the occasion, members of the student advisory committee for the Frances Lehman Loeb...
Connections: Sounds Jazzy

Connections: Sounds Jazzy

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. For the last five Thursdays at Late Night dance theater performers from the Power House Apprentice Company performed a soundpainting called Wuthering, a semi-improvisational reinterpretation of the novel Wuthering Heights. Soundpainting, conceived by Walter Thompson in the 1970s, is a performance in...
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: 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...
Last Night at Late Night: Style Icons

Last Night at Late Night: Style Icons

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: It’s the launch of Contrast, the Vassar style magazine. Which work of art’s style would you like to emulate? The Portrait...
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...
Last Night at Late Night: Love is in the Air

Last Night at Late Night: Love is in the Air

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: It’s the Royal Wedding!* Which work of art reminds you of love? The Doré, Defense of Paris, It totally embodies a different kind of...
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...
Last Night at Late Night: Pleasures

Last Night at Late Night: Pleasures

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: Our current exhibition is about pleasure. Which work of art gives you pleasure? “Man at Table by John Harvey. I like the...
Last Night at Late Night: Family Weekend

Last Night at Late Night: Family Weekend

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: It’s Family Weekend. Which work of art do you think your parents would you like most? “Francis Bacon’s Study for Portrait IV –...
Last Night at Late Night: Joy

Last Night at Late Night: Joy

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: What work of art defines “joy” to you? The Miró, all those shapes remind me of being a kid. – Donna, class...