A New Acquisition, Allegory in Rococo

Today’s post comes from Sergio Lozano, class of 2021 and Art Center Student Docent
One of our most recent acquisitions at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is an eighteenth-century painting by French artist Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752) titled Allegory of Sculpture. De Troy was the son of portraitist François de Troy, whose connections allowed his son to obtain a post at the French Academy of Rome and later return to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in France

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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 extensive overview of Wood’s work and illuminates his less-known content

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From 2D to 3D: 19th-century French Fashion

Today’s post comes from Olivia Feltus, class of 2021 and Art Center Student Docent

On Wednesday, February 21, the Art Center hosted a talk by Susan Hiner of the French and Francophone Studies department at Vassar about the Focus Gallery exhibition Accessorizing Paris: Fashion and Art in the Nineteenth Century. The exhibition, co-curated by Hiner and Emily Chancey ’18, combined objects from the Loeb’s collection with objects from Vassar’s Archives and Special Collections as well as from the Drama department’s costume shop and historic costume collection

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