Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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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.


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.


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.


Art Center sponsors a garden party to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition "Drawn by New York," August 16, 2009.

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s famed voyage up the Hudson in 1609, the exhibition Drawn by New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings at the New-York Historical Society will be on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center from August 14 through November 1, 2009. On Sunday, August 16, to celebrate the exhibition opening, there will be a Garden Party in the afternoon where guests will enjoy the “elegance and refinement of turn-of-the-century New York society of the 1900s,” according the Coordinator of Public Education and Information, Nicole Roylance. She emphasized that: “Families are encouraged to come this event. Children will be able to make their own summer garden party hats and paper silhouettes inspired by works in the exhibition.”


The newly restored model of Eero Saarinen’s original design for Vassar’s Emma Hartman Noyes House will be on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, June 2-September 6, 2009.

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will provide a view into noted architect Eero Saarinen’s original design for The Emma Hartman Noyes House (1958), part of his 1954 master plan for the north end of the Vassar campus, with an exhibition featuring his original architectural model for the site, on view from June 2 through September 6.


“Late Night at the Lehman Loeb” offers a variety of events, including a film screening, blues & jazz performances, and a celebration of female artistic voices, April 23-May14, 2009.

In April and May "Late Night at the Lehman Loeb"-the popular Thursday evening series at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College-will feature a screening of Make, with filmmakers Scott Ogden and Malcom Hearn (4/23); a celebration of the variety and power of female artistic vision with a presentation by alumnae of Mill Street Loft's PASWORD program and performance by The Night Owls; and musical guests including a jazz trio (5/7) and Willa McCarthy and the Hudson Valley Blues Collective (5/14). All events are free and open to the public.


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and Vassar’s Music Department team up to offer a series of free noontime concerts at the Art Center through April 29, 2009.

This April on Wednesday’s at noon, a musical interlude will be offered at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. “Notes on Art: Noontime Concerts at the Art Center,” will feature works by Chausson, Gershwin, Dvorak, Mozart, Ravel, and Vaughn Williams and will be performed by students from Eduardo Navega’s chamber music course.

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