Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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Mastering Light: From the Natural to the Artificial, an exhibition that explores artistic responses to light over four centuries on view April 11-June 29, 2014

Lighted candles, electric lamps, a full moon, starlight, and the brilliant rays of the sun attract the eye with their magnetism. Artists throughout the centuries have used these attention-getters as pictorial devices and potent metaphors. A new exhibition, curated by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, explores artistic responses to light.


Exhibit of Inuit works re-thinks the presentation of Native American art, curated by students in special course on the subject, December 4, 2013-February 2, 2014

Decolonizing the Exhibition: Contemporary Inuit Prints and Drawings from the Edward J. Guarino The exhibit will be the culmination of a current course taught by English and Native American Studies professor Molly McGlennen, which is examining alternative approaches to the study and presentation of Indigenous art via a set of important contemporary Inuit works from the Guarino collection. Collection will be a student-curated exhibit from December 4, 2013 through February 2, 2014 the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

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