Events

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Blueprint for Counter Education

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm; lecture at 5:30pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center & Taylor Hall 203

“One of the most extraordinary books ever issued by an American commercial publisher,” Blueprint for Counter Education was designed as a portable, interdisciplinary learning environment for a new, politically active, process-based model of education. Originally issued by Doubleday in 1970, the publication offered a fluid cosmology of radical thought and syncretic bibliography conceived in the classrooms of the sociologists Maurice Stein and Larry Miller and given form by the designer Marshall Henrichs as a boxed set of three large graphic posters and a “Shooting Script.” In 2016 Blueprint was reissued in facsimile with an added booklet of reflections and interviews about the original by Harvard’s Jeffrey T. Schnapp (VC’75) and the designer Adam Michaels, published by Michaels’ Inventory Press. Blueprint will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s focus gallery.

The program on September 28 includes a presentation by Schnapp and Michaels at 5:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall 203, followed by an opening reception in the Art Center. In addition, there will be a teach-in the following morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday September 29 in Taylor 203 on the theme: “Radical Pedagogy from Nixon to Trump.” Finally, an accompanying exhibit entitled “Inventory Press LLC and the Design of Contemporary Arts Publishing” will be on display in the Art Library through October 6. Sponsored by the Agnes Rindge Claflin Fund, The Department of Media Studies, and Creative Arts Across Disciplines (CAAD).

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception: Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler

When: Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:30pm

Where: Taylor Hall 102 & Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

In celebration of the opening of Fluid Expressions: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, Douglas Dreishpoon will give a lecture titled "Helen Frankenthaler: Poetic Ambiguity." Dreishpoon is director of the Catalogue Raisonné project at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in New York City and Chief Curator Emeritus at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. His essays, interviews, and reviews have been published in numerous catalogues, magazines, and journals, including Art in America, Art Journal, ARTnews, and Sculpture, and he has written numerous books and catalogues on contemporary and twentieth-century art. Dreishpoon holds a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College, a master’s degree from Tufts University, and a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A reception in the Art Center follows the lecture. Fluid Expressions is organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. The presentation at the Art Center is funded by the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Exhibition Fund.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Artful Dodger with Abdulhamit Arvas, and Live Music

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Artful Dodger starts at 5:30

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

At 5:30pm, this fall's "Artful Dodger" series begins with Abdulhamit Arvas, Department of Drama, who will speak on Washington Allston’s painting Titania’s Fairie Court (circa 1837). Then at 6:30pm, it's live music with Nicole Lipman and Isabel Furman. The duo will perform acoustic music in the galleries.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Family Day

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Family Day, designed for children ages 5-10, will feature fun, hands-on art activities related to the art on view in the galleries, along with kid-friendly mini-tours. This fall the focus is on different printmaking techniques, with a variety of materials and mediums to be explored. Children can see the fascinating prints of artist Helen Frankenthaler in the temporary exhibition galleries. Vassar student docents lead the activities and tours. Activities are on-going so families can drop in at any time during the program. The programs are free, and no registration is required.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: The Big Read: Native Texts and Robert Rauschenberg's "Opal Gospel"

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Big Read starts at 5:30

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Poets and curators come together for an exploration of the ways artist Robert Rauschenberg used Native American texts to create a 3-dimensional object that can itself be considered a visual poem. Opal Gospel, ten silkscreen prints on acrylic, is in the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and will be on view during this program hosted by Art Center curatorial staff, poet and Vassar College faculty member Molly McGlennen, and poet/editor Alex Raz ’16. A poetry open mic in the galleries follows. This program is one of many public programs that are part of “The Big Read,” a project sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. This fall’s programs revolve around Native American poetry and specifically Joy Harjo’s book of poems, How We Became Human. Here is the link to the library's website where a complete calendar listing of Big Read programs can be found.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Friday, October 27, 2017, 1:30-2:15pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Bring your preschoolers to college this fall! "Storytime at the Museum" is a program designed to help little ones ages 3-5 feel comfortable in a museum using the fun and familiar format of storytime. We'll read a picture book, share a rhyme or a song, take a short gallery stroll, and make a simple craft to take home. Storytime will also be held on November 17; each month has a different theme.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: The Art of Protest: Faith and Power in the Age of Martin Luther's Reformation; and Annual Fashion Show

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Starting at 5:00pm "The Art of Protest: Faith and Power in the Age of Martin Luther’s Reformation" features works from Vassar collections with speakers Nancy Bisaha (History), Marc Epstein (Religion), Susan Kuretsky (Art), Ronald Patkus (Special Collections), and Klaus Yoder (Religion). Songs of the Renaissance will be performed by Eric Brenner ‘96, Drew Minter, David Root, and Peter Walker ‘09.

At 8:00pm, the Art Center presents the annual Fashion Show in collaboration with The Drama Department, Contrast magazine, the Vassar College Costume Collection, and the Vassar French Club.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Artful Dodger with Sophia Harvey

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Artful Dodger starts at 5:30

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

At 5:30pm, this fall's "Artful Dodger" series continues with Sophia Harvey, Department of Film, who will speak on Francis Bacon's painting Study for Portrait, IV (1953). 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Gallery Talk: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, with Patricia Phagan

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Patricia Phagan will discuss the Fluid Expressions exhibition from her perspective as curator of prints and drawings for the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. She will explore the exhibition as a whole and highlight Frankenthaler's mastery of multiple printmaking techniques by looking at selected works in detail.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:30-2:15pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Bring your preschoolers to college this fall! "Storytime at the Museum" is a program designed to help little ones ages 3-5 feel comfortable in a museum using the fun and familiar format of storytime. We'll read a picture book, share a rhyme or a song, take a short gallery stroll, and make a simple craft to take home. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

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Wed 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-9pm
Fri 10am-5pm
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Sun 1pm-5pm

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Print Room - Students & Public

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Fri 2pm-4pm

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Late Nights

The Art Center stays open late Thursdays 5-9pm. Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week.

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