Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar celebrates third anniversary of Late Night at the Lehman Loeb, February 11, 2010.

In celebration of the third anniversary of the highly successful and popular “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb” program, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will offer a special evening centered around "reasons why I love the Lehman Loeb," on Thursday, February 11, from 5:00 to 9:00pm. The Art Center will provide disposable cameras and visitors are encouraged to take pictures of what they love most about the Art Center. The pictures will then be assembled and shared on the Art Center Facebook® page the following day. In addition, there will be performances by six Vassar student a cappella groups in the galleries, as well as birthday cake and refreshments in the atrium.

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Site-specific installation, "Harry Roseman: Hole in the Wall," on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, January 29 - May 18, 2010.

Harry Roseman: Hole in the Wall, is the inaugural installation of a new program of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, The Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning at the Art Center. Noted artist Roseman, professor and chair of the Art Department at Vassar College, will begin installing Harry Roseman: Hole in the Wall in mid-December once classes are over and during Winter Break (December 10 – January 19). Visitors to the Art Center will be able to view the work-in-progress during this time. The official opening celebration will be on Friday, January 29. Harry Roseman: Hole in the Wall will be on view to the public through May 18, 2010.

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Exhibition checklist: "Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 – Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection"

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College will present a special exhibition, At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 – Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection, on view from Friday, January 22 through Sunday, March 21, 2010. The exhibition will feature a selection of 76 works—including prints and posters, as well as a children’s toy—from the collection of Dr. John P. Eckblad of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Paris, France, who has one of the most extensive private collections of prints and posters associated with industry and labor.

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Faustian bargains between humanity and carbon in the next Art Center exhibition, "At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 – Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection," January 22 through March 21, 2010.

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College will present a special exhibition, At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 – Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection, on view from Friday, January 22 through Sunday, March 21, 2010. The exhibition will feature a selection of 76 works—including prints and posters, as well as a children’s toy—from the collection of Dr. John P. Eckblad of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Paris, France, who has one of the most extensive private collections of prints and posters associated with industry and labor.

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Exhibition checklist: "Albrecht Dürer: Impressions of the Renaissance"

"Albrecht Dürer: Impressions of the Renaissance," an exhibition organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, will feature 41 works celebrating the world of Albrecht Dürer, one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance. All except one of the prints will be drawn from the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, renowned for its Old Master print collection. The exhibition will open to the public, without charge, from Saturday, November 14 through Thursday, December 24. On Thursday, November 19, exhibition curator, Patricia Phagan, The Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Center, will give a lecture about Dürer and printmaking, with a reception to follow.

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Art Center celebrates the work of the Northern Renaissance’s greatest artist in the exhibition, Albrecht Dürer: Impressions of the Renaissance, November 14 – December 24, 2009.

"Albrecht Dürer: Impressions of the Renaissance," an exhibition organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, will feature 41 works celebrating the world of Albrecht Dürer, one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance. All except one of the prints will be drawn from the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, renowned for its Old Master print collection. The exhibition will open to the public, without charge, from Saturday, November 14 through Thursday, December 24. On Thursday, November 19, exhibition curator, Patricia Phagan, The Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Center, will give a lecture about Dürer and printmaking, with a reception to follow.

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Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger performs in a free concert on October 10, 2009.

In conjunction with the Art Center’s exhibition Drawn by New York, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and Vassar College’s Office of Campus Activities will present a concert featuring Pete Seeger, the living legend of the Hudson Valley, on Saturday, October 10, on the Chapel Lawn. The concert will begin at 12:00pm with performances by three groups – the Roundabout Ramblers; the Bearcats Jazz Band as well as Vassar junior Max Kutner on guitar. Seeger will begin his performance at 2:00pm. All are invited to attend, but please remember to bring blankets or folding chairs for seating, as well as food for picnicking. (In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Chapel). There are no tickets for this free concert, just please come and enjoy.

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Quadricentennial celebration includes exhibitions, concerts, and poetry readings are featured through December 24, 2009.

This fall, from September through December, there will be a wide array of activities at Vassar College offered in conjunction with the celebration of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial. All of these will celebrate some aspect of the Hudson River and Valley – either through art, literature, or music. Highlights include the Art Center’s exhibition Drawn by New York (through 11/1); the Vassar College Libraries Poetry of the Hudson (through 12/24); the Palmer Gallery’s The River (11/5-12/17); a poetry reading (10/15); and concerts featuring choirs from the east and west bank of the River (9/26); an outdoor concert by the legendary Pete Seeger. All events are free and open to the public.

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