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Rural Landscape goes to the Whitney

Rural Landscape goes to the Whitney

Today’s post comes from Claudia Ashworth, class of 2019 and Art Center Student Docent From March 2-June 10, the Art Center’s painting Rural Landscape (1931) by Grant Wood will be on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of their retrospective, Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables. The exhibition consists of an...
Guide to a Guilt Free Visit to the Museum

Guide to a Guilt Free Visit to the Museum

Today’s post comes from Isa Pengskul, class of 2019 and Art Center Student Docent “Okay, so I’ve set aside an hour and now I’m prepared to experience everything on display in the museum.” This is the deluded thought (I hate to admit) I sometimes have when I visit other medium sized galleries. I often breeze past...
Docent Excursion to the Catskills

Docent Excursion to the Catskills

Today’s post comes from Delphine Douglas, class of 2018 and Art Center Multimedia Student Assistant.  On October 1st, a group of docents from the Art Center left Poughkeepsie to learn about Thomas Cole and Hudson River School painters in the Catskills. We started out early in the morning with a visit to Kaaterskill Falls. This double...
Pompeii Leaves Poughkeepsie

Pompeii Leaves Poughkeepsie

 Today’s post comes from Stephanie Muir, class of 2015 and Art Center Student Docent. If you were to make your way to the Art Center’s 19th century galleries today, you would notice that a certain something is different.  A definitive work from the Loeb’s permanent collection, An Exedra by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, recently went on loan...
Rivera and Tamayo at Hofstra

Rivera and Tamayo at Hofstra

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Currently on view at Hofstra University Museum is a retrospective exhibition featuring artist, poet, and professor emeritus Yonia Fain.  The exhibition includes Fain’s works from 1959 to the present, as well as works by artists who influenced Fain, such as Diego Rivera...
Prometheus Bound for Catskill

Prometheus Bound for Catskill

Today’s post comes from Deborah Steinberg, class of 2014 and Art Center Student Intern. If you are a frequent visitor to the Art Center, you may be wondering what happened to Thomas Cole’s oil painting, Prometheus Bound. A quintessential example of Hudson River School painting, this work can be seen in the section of the museum...
Off-Campus: Loren MacIver’s Spring Forms at LACMA

Off-Campus: Loren MacIver’s Spring Forms at LACMA

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum is “In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the U.S.” This exhibition includes works by female surrealist artists dating from the early 1930s through the late 1960s, and includes...
Off-Campus: A View of Palestine, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Off-Campus: A View of Palestine, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Today’s post comes from Emily MacLeod, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Occasionally the Art Center has the privilege of lending out works from our permanent collection to traveling exhibitions that can be seen across the country. Though we might miss seeing a given artwork on our wall everyday, knowing that we are sharing...
Off-Campus: Conservation

Off-Campus: Conservation

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. With the array of events taking place daily at the Art Center, sometimes it is easy to overlook all of the work going on behind closed doors. For the past several months, the doors to the Hildegarde Krause Baker, class of 1911,...
Off-Campus: de Kooning at MoMA

Off-Campus: de Kooning at MoMA

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an exhibition of the works of Willem de Kooning. De Kooning: A Retrospective features works that cover the entirety of the artist’s career. Inclusive of early student works as well as...
Off-Campus: Hopper at Bowdoin College

Off-Campus: Hopper at Bowdoin College

Today’s post comes from Ruben Ramos, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Edward Hopper once said, “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” Bowdoin College Museum of Art offered a rare view into...
Off-Campus: Stettheimer at the Brooklyn Museum

Off-Campus: Stettheimer at the Brooklyn Museum

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. On October 28th, our very own “Natatorium Undine” by Florine Stettheimer will hang among other works from the Jazz Age in the Brooklyn Museum’s Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.  Displaying art rich in sexual freedom and celebrations of youth,...