The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Sesquicentennial Snapshots
Project Gallery: Mariette Pathy Allen '62

Project Gallery: Mariette Pathy Allen ’62

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. Explorers of the galleries of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will find a special space at its back wall called the Project Gallery.  This space serves an exhibition area for filled by requests by Vassar faculty to expose students to works...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Realism Then

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Realism Then

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. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. “Realism… has been relegated to the limbo of philistinism: the propaganda machines...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Meet Mrs. Vassar

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Meet Mrs. Vassar

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. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Little is known about Catherine Valentine Vassar, Matthew Vassar’s wife of fifty...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Founder As A Young Man

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Founder As A Young Man

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. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. When I think of Matthew Vassar, I think of the distinguished figure...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: All Things Old and New

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: All Things Old and New

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. Today’s post comes from Erin Gallagher, class of 2013  and Art Center student docent. Walking into the newly renovated Art Center, it is striking to...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Early Work

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Early Work

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. Today’s post comes from Michael Reback and Sadie Burzan, members of the class of 2011 and Art Center student docents. When photographer Paul Strand was...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: An Institution

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: An Institution

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. Today’s post comes from Nicole M. Roylance, Coordinator of Public Education and Information. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:50AM I begin to hear...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Becoming a Force

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Becoming a Force

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. Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, Vassar College class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. Many students at Vassar College hope that there will...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Henry Van Ingen, Artist and Educator

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Henry Van Ingen, Artist and Educator

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. Today’s post comes from Joseph Brichacek, Vassar College class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. One anonymous student’s account of Professor Henry Van Ingen...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Down the Hudson… to Vassar College!

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: Down the Hudson… to Vassar College!

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. Today’s post comes from Lauren Goldberg, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. With the Sesquicentennial celebrations in full swing, students and faculty...
Sesquicentennial Snapshot: A True Original

Sesquicentennial Snapshot: A True Original

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. Today’s post comes from Claudia Sanchez, Vassar College class of 2011 and Art Center student docent. Although Matthew Vassar and Elias Magoon get much of the...
Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Ubiquitous Portrait

Sesquicentennial Snapshots: The Ubiquitous Portrait

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. Today’s post comes from Annie Massa, Vassar College class of 2013 and Art Center student docent. Recognize this image? As Vassar College celebrates its...