The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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Fall Break: Mayan Art and Architecture

Fall Break: Mayan Art and Architecture

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Whereas most years I have returned home to California for fall break, this year I had an opportunity to embark on an adventure to Honduras to visit a friend, Giselle Del Carmen, class of 2011, whose family lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Giselle...
Insights from William Breazeale: Curator at the Crocker Art Museum

Insights from William Breazeale: Curator at the Crocker Art Museum

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is proud to present A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum. The exhibition features an exquisite collection of European drawings and will be on display in the Art Center through December 11, 2011....
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: In the beginning…

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: In the beginning…

Along with Vassar College, the Art Center is celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of our founding. In this weekly feature, we will look back on the rich 150-year history of the collection. On January 15, 1864, Matthew Vassar wrote boldly to the Reverend Elias Magoon, “…I want our College to posses your Collections.” Vassar had just...
Off-Campus: Georgian Antics

Off-Campus: Georgian Antics

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Standing in line at the grocery store and scanning the magazines, you might think that our modern society is on the brink of...
Off-Campus: Suspension of Disbelief

Off-Campus: Suspension of Disbelief

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. I wonder if police officers enjoy watching Law & Order or if doctors are able to get lost in an episode of House....
Off-Campus: Mad for Mark

Off-Campus: Mad for Mark

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Sadie Burzan, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. It’s rare that a popular TV show has a smart and interesting relationship with the visual arts. AMC’s Mad Men,...
Off-Campus: Where do plaster casts go?

Off-Campus: Where do plaster casts go?

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. In December 1914, Vassar College President Henry Noble McCracken drove through the main gates of campus to find a unusual assemblage. The College...
Off-Campus: Someone to Like

Off-Campus: Someone to Like

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. At the Art Center, we generally do not tell people who they should be friends with online or in life. But if I...
Off-Campus: Inside the Artist's Studio

Off-Campus: Inside the Artist’s Studio

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Enter any artist supply store and you will be greeted by a small wooden figure with disjointed limbs. These ubiquitous manikins are used...
Off-Campus: Heading South for the Winter

Off-Campus: Heading South for the Winter

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. As the weather gets colder here in the Hudson Valley, a portion of the population relocates to the warmer climes of Florida for...
Off-Campus: On the Couch

Off-Campus: On the Couch

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Sadie Burzan, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Temperatures outside are dropping and radiators are slowly starting to tremble with heat. This time of year, sitting on my...
Off-Campus: Games We Play

Off-Campus: Games We Play

In this weekly feature, we will share our ideas for what you can do “off-campus” while the museum is closed. Today’s post comes from Annie Massa, Vassar College class of 2013 and Art Center student docent. Tristan Tzara, a 20th-century avant-garde poet and artist, once said, “No one can escape from Dada.”  At the very least,...