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Springtime Titles

Springtime Titles

Todays post comes from Delphine Douglas, class of 2018 and Art Center Multimedia Student Assistant. This week, I was inspired by the Charles Herbert Moore painting, The Catskills in Spring (1861), to look for springtime works in the permanent collection. I found over a dozen works that directly referenced spring in the title and collected...
The Multifaceted Mandala: A Map for Reflection and Introspection

The Multifaceted Mandala: A Map for Reflection and Introspection

Today’s post comes from Benno Orlinsky, class of 2015 and multimedia assistant for the Art Center. Last semester, I took professor of art Karen Lucic’s course “Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: A Curatorial Seminar.” The course was centered on the exhibition at the Art Center, which focuses on the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, a central figure in the...
Picturing Democracy: Portraits in the 19th Century

Picturing Democracy: Portraits in the 19th Century

Today’s post comes from Olivia Zisman, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. On Friday, April 10th, the Art Center’s current exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography, opened with a lecture by John Wood, one of the premier historians of early photography, and author of several books on daguerreotypes...
Artists Depicting Artists

Artists Depicting Artists

Today’s post comes from Alicia Lewis, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent While roaming the galleries of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center one day last semester, I noticed a newly installed painting in the 20th century gallery. It was a rather large painting, and the artist’s use of space on the long, narrow...
The Project Gallery: (un)Curated

The Project Gallery: (un)Curated

Today’s post comes from Rosa Bozhkov, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent. Picture yourself in the third and final room of the XL exhibition. Weaving in and out of Joyce Kozloff’s patchworked patterns or Mark Rothko’s smudged blocks of deep orange, you turn to enter the rest of the museum, expecting to enter just...
Figuring Out XL

Figuring Out XL

Today’s post comes from Josh Schwartz, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent. This semester, my drawing class is beginning to explore the figure. My teacher tends to show us a slideshow at the beginning of classes, a smorgasbord of different styles of figurative work by different artists. He swipes from photo to photo on his iPad...
Chemical Bonds and Personal Connections

Chemical Bonds and Personal Connections

Today’s post comes from Michael Cadenas, class of 2015 and Art Center student docent. As a part of “The Artful Dodger” series of talks at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Marianne Begemann, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources, stepped out to the Sculpture Garden to highlight some of the works on view in her October...
The Storm Pattern: Interweaving Tradition and Adaptation

The Storm Pattern: Interweaving Tradition and Adaptation

Today’s post comes from Sophie Asakura, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. I am currently in Professor Molly McGlennen’s class “Native American Women” which has vastly expanded my thinking and opened a new perspective on the American experience. My academic experience, combined with my interest in visual culture, compelled me to write about an...
Connections: Kinetic Art

Connections: Kinetic Art

Today’s post comes from Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012 and Art Center student docent. In the current exhibition, A Taste for the Modern, we have on display a piece by artist George Rickey, a sculpture who worked with kinetic art.  This video really captures the “lyrical” quality of his sculptures. George Rickey is certainly an amazing artist,...
Last Night at Late Night: Spring Break

Last Night at Late Night: Spring Break

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 almost Spring Break. Which work of art would you take with you? “[The Olitski] because it’s really big and represents the...
Happenings: No Conclusion

Happenings: No Conclusion

Today’s post comes form Sarah Harshman, Vassar College class of 2011, and Art Center student docent. “I really don’t feel comfortable in museums,” admitted Eve Dunbar, Assistant Professor of English, at the beginning of her Artful Dodger lecture yesterday. Perhaps a little shocking to Art Center patrons gathered in a museum for a discussion of,...
Last Night at Late Night: Be My Valentine

Last Night at Late Night: Be My Valentine

Every Thursday night during Late Night at the Lehman Loeb we pose a question to our visitors. Read their responses and let us know your answer in the comments section. This Week’s Question: Which work of art would you give your Valentine? “The Stettheimer- you know when you give someone a gift because YOU want it?” –...