The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
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...
A Playlist for the Loeb

A Playlist for the Loeb

Today’s post comes from Julian Ireland,  Oberlin Class of 2019, and Art Center Docent. During the slower days at the art center this summer, I found myself creating little activities to stay engaged with the art I was viewing. My favorite exercise is called the “Loeb Playlist,” in which the viewer (me)...
On Moore's Standing Figures

On Moore’s Standing Figures

Today’s post comes from Polly Ellman, Arlington Highschool 18′ and Art Center Student Docent. A main focus of the modern and contemporary galleries at the Loeb is the tension between abstract and representational or figurative artwork. Few works embody this tension more effectively than English artist Henry Moore’s 1950 bronze sculpture, Double Standing...
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Histoire Naturelle

Histoire Naturelle

Today’s post comes from Curtis Eckley, class of 2019 and Art Center Student Docent.     Last week’s “Artful Dodger” with Professor James F. Challey saw an exploration of the underlying intersections between science, technology and society within the Art Center’s exhibition Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project, and how these intersections inform us about Vassar College’s beginnings....
Barbara Beisinghoff's Poetree

Barbara Beisinghoff’s Poetree

Today’s post comes from Delphine Douglas, class of 2018 and Art Center Multimedia Student Assistant. Barbara Beisinghoff, a German graphic artist, recently completed her residency at Vassar College. From September 29-October 16, Beisinghoff worked with the Creative Arts Across Disciplines (CAAD) on a series of programming related to her practice as an artist, and the CAAD’s theme...
Tanya Marcuse: Recycling Time

Tanya Marcuse: Recycling Time

Today’s post comes from G.J. Bettman, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent. Tanya Marcuse makes photographs through an ongoing process of gathering and framing. The artist, based in the Hudson Valley town of Red Hook, had a small exhibition of photographs in the Project Gallery at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The photographs...
The Installation Process of "Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project"

The Installation Process of “Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project”

Today’s post comes from Lydia Wood, class of 2017 and Art Center Summer Pindyck Intern. This spring the Environmental Studies and American Studies programs offered a course called From the Natural History Museum to Ecotourism: The Collection of Nature. Taught by anthropology professor Anne Pike-Tay and artist Mark Dion, the class was half museum studies and...
Observatory Night at the Art Center

Observatory Night at the Art Center

Today’s post comes from Gabrielle Miranda, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent. In honor of Touch the Sky, a temporary exhibition that explores intersections of art and astronomy, the Art Center offered live music, space-themed children’s activities, and a trip to Vassar’s observatory on June 23 for our Late Night programming. The night was...
Storytime at the Museum

Storytime at the Museum

Today’s post comes from Gabrielle Miranda, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent. A group of young art appreciators joined us at the Art Center on June 3 for Storytime at the Museum to read about and explore the theme, “Lines and Shapes in Art.” This was the third Storytime the Frances Lehman Loeb Art...
My Brown-Eyed Girl

My Brown-Eyed Girl

Today’s post comes from Will Kyle, class of 2019 and Art Center Student Docent.   I took a class called “Color” taught by Peter Charlap, the chair of the art department. The class mostly involves lots of exploration and experimentation with a “color aid set,” a few hundred pieces of paper printed with every color known to...
Poetry Off The Wall: Part Six, Lillian Kalish

Poetry Off The Wall: Part Six, Lillian Kalish

Today’s post comes from Gabrielle Miranda, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent.   This is part six of a six part series. To learn more about the Poetry Off the Wall series, view the first post here.  The final video in the Poetry Off the Wall series is by senior Political Science major Lillian Kalish. Lillian is a...
Poetry Off The Wall: Part Five, Michaela Coplen

Poetry Off The Wall: Part Five, Michaela Coplen

Today’s post comes from Gabrielle Miranda, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent.   This is part five of a six part series. To learn more about the Poetry Off the Wall series, view the first post here.  This penultimate installment features the work of sophomore Michaela Coplen. Michaela is an International Studies major with correlates in Arabic and...
Poetry Off The Wall: Part Four, Gabby Miranda

Poetry Off The Wall: Part Four, Gabby Miranda

Today’s post comes from Gabrielle Miranda, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent.   This is part four of a six part series. To learn more about the Poetry Off the Wall series, view the first post here. This fourth installment features me, Gabrielle Miranda. I’m a sophomore Political Science major with prospective correlates in both English and Hispanic Studies. I...
Poetry Off The Wall: Part Three, Kayla Schwab

Poetry Off The Wall: Part Three, Kayla Schwab

Today’s post comes from Gabrielle Miranda, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent.   This is part three of a six part series. To learn more about the Poetry Off the Wall series, view the first post here. Kayla Schwab is a junior English major with a Studio Art correlate. She will be writing her thesis next fall on ekphrasis as...
Poetry Off The Wall: Part Two, Jacqueline Krass

Poetry Off The Wall: Part Two, Jacqueline Krass

Today’s post comes from Gabrielle Miranda, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent.   This is part two of a six part series. To learn more about the Poetry Off the Wall series, view the first post here.  This second installment in the Poetry Off the Wall series comes from the poetry of Jacqueline Krass. Jackie is a senior English...