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

Going Big

Today’s post comes from Olivia Zisman, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent On Friday, January 30, the Art Center’s current exhibition, XL: Large-Scale Paintings from the Permanent Collection, opened with a lecture by Joyce Kozloff whose 1972 painting Up Front, Appollonian hangs in the show. In her lecture entitled “Maps...
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When Fashion Follows Fine Art

When Fashion Follows Fine Art

Today’s post comes from Samuel Blanchard, class of 2018 and Art Center Student Docent.  America’s commercial fashion industry is amidst a love affair with fine art. Popular stores such as H&M and Urban Outfitters sell Van Gogh-inspired “Starry Night” leggings and Warhol-evoking printed tanks. Fashion editorials from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar have styled models after subjects...
Art Center Slow-Down

Art Center Slow-Down

Today’s post comes from Rosa Bozhkov, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent. On Wednesdays at three, we meet. Every week the student docents at the Art Center get to know just a little bit more about the gallery through a variety of exercises and events. There is always a surprise waiting for us on...
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...
Concept, 1969

Concept, 1969

Today’s post comes from Matthew McCardwell, class of 2017 and Art Center Summer Archival Intern “Concept is now.” This was the opening sentence and kinetic mantra of the spring 1969 exhibition, Concept, at the Vassar Art Gallery—the predecessor to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. This show of conceptual art was the work of Mary Delahoyd’s...
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...
Fantasy in the Subway: The Work of Squire J. Vickers

Fantasy in the Subway: The Work of Squire J. Vickers

Today’s post comes from Pilar Jefferson, class of 2015 and Art Center Student Docent.  Typically, when I’m in New York City visiting family for the weekend I take the A train all the way up to where the line ends in Inwood at the top of Manhattan. Two of the last stops before my station are...
Imperial Augsburg at Vassar: An Illustrated Podcast

Imperial Augsburg at Vassar: An Illustrated Podcast

This discussion of Renaissance Germany by Vassar College faculty and staff is in conjunction with the exhibition Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540, on view September 19 – December 14, 2014. Images shown depict works in the exhibition. For more information on the exhibition visit http://fllac.vassar.edu/about/news/announcements/2014-2015/140919-augsburg.html
Empire and Innovation at the Art Center

Empire and Innovation at the Art Center

Today’s post comes from Morgan Williams, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent. The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s latest exhibition, Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540, opened Friday, September 19. The exhibition opened with a lecture by Freyda Spira, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s associate curator of drawings and prints and co-curator of...
Face to Face with Self-Taught Art

Face to Face with Self-Taught Art

Today’s post comes from Alex Raz, class of 2016 and Art Center Student Docent. FLLAC’s current exhibition is confrontational—and I’m not just referencing the show’s visually suggestive and potentially triggering content. In stating this, I’m thinking of the Art Center’s effort to join in a wider conversation on art typically outside of the mainstream, art that’s...
St. Jerome in Mastering Light: Illuminating Transience

St. Jerome in Mastering Light: Illuminating Transience

Today’s post comes from Chris Dietz, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent. The Art Center’s delightful new exhibition, Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial, showcases one of the most interesting works in the permanent collection—the German master Albrecht Dürer’s St. Jerome in His Study. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was arguably the greatest artist of...
Shedding Light on “Mastering Light”

Shedding Light on “Mastering Light”

Today’s post comes from Calvin Lamothe, class of 2017 and Art Center Student Docent.   On April 11 at 5:30pm, Vassar students, museum employees, and community members alike crowded into Taylor Hall to hear William Sharpe’s opening lecture for the Art Center’s current exhibition Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial. Sharpe is a professor of...
Todd Knopke's Deluge

Todd Knopke’s Deluge

Come experience the pieces in person, or get a virtual sneak peek by clicking on this link!                           Two site-specific, large-scale fabric installations by artist Todd Knopke will be adorning the walls of the Atrium of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The collages will be on display March 28-July 20. The works are monumental, each measuring twenty-six feet...