Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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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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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center curator, Mary-Kay Lombino, receives fellowship for curatorial leadership

Mary-Kay Lombino, the Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, is the recipient of a prestigious fellowship from the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL). This is the second-year of fellowships awarded for a program whose contention is that “the most successful new museum directors of the future should be chosen from the ranks of today's curators.” Ten outstanding curators from art museums and institutions across the United States have been selected to participate in the 2009 CCL fellowship program.

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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center receives $1.2 million Mellon Foundation challenge grant to establish position of Director of Academic Programs

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million challenge grant to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, to help create and support a new postdoctoral position for a Coordinator of Academic Affairs. The grant is the largest to date received by the Art Center, according to James Mundy, the museum's Anne Hendricks Bass Director.

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A Berlin-inspired cabaret evening highlights "Impassioned Images" at "Late Night at the Lehman Loeb," on October 2, 2008

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will resound with a Berlin-inspired cabaret featuring songs of decadence, exile, corruption, revolution, crime, and experiment, on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 pm. The program, free and open to the public, is part of the “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb” series and is presented in conjunction with the museum's new exhibition Impassioned Images: German Expressionist Prints.

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Revealed Anew includes rarely seen and fragile works, drawn from the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. November 7, 2008 - January 4, 2009

As a number of key works from the permanent collection are on tour in a major exhibition in Japan, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (FLLAC) curators decided to review rarely seen paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures in the museum's storage vaults in order to present a sampling of works that have not been on view in recent years.

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