Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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New Focus Gallery Exhibition - Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans

April 10 - August 19, 2018

In recent decades, the Art Center collection has been enhanced through the acquisition of works by artists from the African diaspora with a focus on works by African American artists of the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. In the past 150 years the campus art museum has branched out from its original model that encompassed primarily European masters and Hudson River School affiliates, with the aim of continually enriching the collection with compelling works relevant to the Vassar community and the general public alike.

This exhibition is part of Buildings and Belonging: Mapping the African American Experience at Vassar College since 1861 a campus-wide project initiated by the African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) to illuminate the enduring contributions and presence of African Americans on campus.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, April 11, 2018


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