News in the Arts: 2015 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant Recipients

2015 has proved to be a big year for theater; as the American Theater website highlights, three recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant,” are theatrical artists. Recipients are recognized as up-and-coming artists, and are granted a stipend of $625,000 over five years to assist their artistic endeavors. The first, Mimi Lien, is “a  set Read more about News in the Arts: 2015 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant Recipients[…]

This Week in CAAD

Healing Narratives Tuesday, September 29 – Sunday, October 4, 3:00-8:00p (subject to change) Collaboratory A group of Vassar students spent the summer interviewing Hudson Valley Hospice patients as part of the college’s multi-year Creative Arts Across Disciplines initative. One of the summer’s Multi-Arts Collective research projects, “Healing Narratives: De-Stigmatizing Trauma and Illness through the Senses” Read more about This Week in CAAD[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 61: On Man Ray and Math

In May, The Washington Post published an article about a group of teachers at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, who collaborated in creating lesson plans that tied together the surrealist art of Man Ray and mathematics. The article explores the many benefits to bringing visual elements to more abstract subject matter, as well as the Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 61: On Man Ray and Math[…]

Multi-Arts Collectives Covered by Miscellany News!

This week, The Miscellany News published three great articles about CAAD’S Multi-Arts Collectives, éXodo, In Light Of, and Soundwalk. Be sure to read up on these three incredible projects, as they will all be installed on campus in the coming weeks! Special thanks to Connor McIlwain and Yifan Wang!

In Light Of

Many thanks to Karen Maserjian Shan, from the Poughkeepsie Journal, for this wonderful article about Healing Narratives and their upcoming production of In Light Of. Click here to read the article

Podcast of the Weekend 23: Song of the Heart

Welcome back, Vassar! With the new school year comes many new and exciting developments for Creative Arts Across Disciplines, including a new theme surrounding hearing/sound/silence. What better way to delve into these new ideas than with our very first Podcast of the Weekend for the ’15-’16 school year? Society and culture is filled with references to Read more about Podcast of the Weekend 23: Song of the Heart[…]


Hey everyone! My name is Nneoma and I’m so excited to be an assistant for the CAAD initiative this year. I’m a Nigerian-American sophomore, and though I’m a social advocate at heart, I live and breath self-expression through art. I’m not entirely sure what that means for me career-wise, but for now, it has translated Read more about MEET THE TEAM: NNEOMA[…]