Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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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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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.”

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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.

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“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.

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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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Catching Light: European and American Watercolors from the Permanent Collection on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, May 8–July 26, 2009.

Catching Light: European and American Watercolors from the Permanent Collection will be on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center from May 8 to July 26, 2009. Curated by Patricia Phagan, the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Center, the exhibition will celebrate the medium and history of watercolor with 47 works from the 18th through 20th centuries. With the exception of one work on loan from an alumnus, all the watercolors will be drawn from the permanent collection of the Art Center, many of which, according to Phagan, have not been on view for several years because of the medium's sensitivity to light, while others have no modern exhibition record or are recent acquisitions.

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Outsider art with a Cuban perspective: paintings by Hudson Valley resident Corso, at the Palmer Gallery, March 5-19, 2009.

Works by Rhinebeck resident and self-taught outsider artist will be on view in the exhibition, Cubata: Paintings by Corso de Palenzuela, at the James W. Palmer ’90 Gallery at Vassar College from Thursday, March 5, through Thursday, March 19. The gallery hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. The opening reception on Thursday, March 5, from 4:30-6:30pm, will be followed with special tours of Faith and Fantasy in Outsider Art from the Permanent Collection, during “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb,” in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (5:00-9:00pm).

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“Late Night at the Lehman Loeb” celebrates its second anniversary and reinstallation of permanent collection works, February 5, 2009.

Last March selected works from the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, including Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (no. 18, 1948) and Jackson Pollock’s drip painting from 1950, were sent on a ten month, five-museum tour of Japan in the exhibition, Paris–New York: Modernist Painting in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Masterworks from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. On Tuesday, February 5, during “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb,” the Art Center will celebrate their return and reinstallation. Coinciding with the reinstallation will be the second anniversary celebration of the highly successful “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb” program.

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Faith and Fantasy in Outsider Art from the Permanent Collection, on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. February 13–April 26, 2009

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will present Faith and Fantasy in Outsider Art from the Permanent Collection, a selection of more than 50 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed-media works by 39 “outsider” or self-taught artists, which will be on view in the Prints and Drawings Galleries from February 13 through April 26, 2009.

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