Events

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Exhibition opening reception for "Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped"

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. This week beginning at 5:30pm we celebrate the Focus Gallery exhibition, Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped. 

At Vassar College in April and May 2018, performance artist Tim Youd retyped The Group by distinguished novelist, essayist, and critic Mary McCarthy (Vassar College, class of 1933). This performance was the 56th novel to be typed in his 100 Novels Project  and is one of several that Youd is undertaking in the Hudson Valley during spring and summer 2018. The culmination of these performances will be an exhibition in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Focus Gallery titled Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped. The exhibition, which will run from August 30 through October 14, 2018, will include a diptych of each novel typed over the summer as well as related drawings and a Remington No. 2, the model typewriter used by Mary McCarthy to type The Group.

Employing the same make and model typewriter used by the author, Youd types each novel on a single sheet of paper, which is backed by an additional support sheet. The artist loads the two-ply paper through the typewriter repeatedly, until the entire novel has been retyped. As the typing progresses, the top sheet becomes saturated with ink and perforated from overuse, while the sheet underneath becomes embossed from indentation. Upon completion, the two pages are separated and mounted side by side as a framed diptych, recalling two pages of an open book with the words obscured. The diptych remains as a relic of the performance that embodies the novel, even though it is completely illegible. During the opening reception Youd will type poems by Elizabeth Bishop (Vassar College, class of 1934).

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 

Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception: Past Time: Geology in European and American Art

When: Friday, September 21, 2018, 5:30pm

Where: Taylor Hall 102 & Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Rebecca Bedell, Associate Professor of Art, Wellesley College, will present the opening lecture for Past Time: Geology in European and American Art, an interdisciplinary exhibition that weaves and blends the distinctive interests of art and science. Much of Rebecca Bedell’s research and scholarly writing has focused on the relationship between art and science. Her first book, The Anatomy of Nature: Geology and American Landscape Painting, 1825–1875 (Princeton, 2001), explored the ways that a number of prominent landscape artists, including Frederic Church and Thomas Moran, were engaged with the then fashionable science of geology. She also was part of the team that produced the international exhibition Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science, and the Visual Arts (Yale, 2009). After the lecture, a reception and exhibition viewing will follow in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust. 

Geology Walking Tour of Campus

When: Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:00pm

Where: Ely Hall

The buildings of Vassar College have been constructed with rocks from quarries throughout the United States. Each building displays unique features tied to the geologic environments in which they were formed. Professor Jill Schneiderman, chair of the earth science and geography department, will lead a walking tour of the campus that reveals some of the unsung aspects of this beautiful campus. This program is in conjunction with the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center's exhibition Past Time: Geology in European and American Art, which particpants can view before or after the walk.

Family Day

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:30-4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Designed for children ages 5-10, Family Day offers fun, hands-on art activities and child-friendly mini-tours of the galleries. This fall's Family Day takes inspiration from the natural sciences--in particular, the exhibition Past Time: Geology in European and American Art. Activities are ongoing throughout the afternoon; just drop in.

Gallery Talk with Patricia Phagan and Jill S. Schneiderman

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Patricia Phagan, organizer of the exhibition Past Time: Geology in European and American Art and the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings, joins Jill S. Schneiderman, professor of earth science at Vassar College and a consultant and guest contributor to the Past Time catalogue, in a gallery talk on the exhibition.

The Artful Dodger, with Mark Andrews

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:30pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Mark Andrews (Department of French and Francophone Studies; Environmental Studies) will explore Frederic Church’s painting Autumn in North America (1856) for the first of this fall's Artful Dodger programs.

Faculty Panel for "Past Time" Exhibition

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 4:00pm

Where: Taylor Hall Room 203

This panel discussion features remarks on South America in the art of Frederic Church by Pinar Batur (Department of Sociology), Brian Lukacher (Department of Art), Jill S. Schneiderman (Department of Earth Science & Geography), Elliott Schreiber (Department of German Studies), and curator Patricia Phagan. The event is one of several programs in association with the Art Center's fall exhibition Past Time: Geology in European and American Art

Artist Reception with Raquel Rabinovich

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30–7:30pm

Where: Thompson Memorial Library

In collaboration with the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and to complement the concurrent exhibition Past Time: Geology in European and American Art, the Thompson Memorial Library presents a solo exhibition of the artist Raquel Rabinovich, who throughout her career has investigated how to make the invisible visible. The Reading Room features works on paper spanning from 1978 to 2017 including several works from Rabinovich’s ongoing series River Library, in which the artist uses the mud from rivers around the world as a drawing medium. The layers of mud function metaphorically as texts that carry latent histories of the rivers and the civilizations that have lived along their banks for millennia. The exhibition, which runs Oct. 25–Dec. 20, is funded by the Virginia Herrick Deknatel Fund. A Q & A with the artist will take place at 6:00pm during the Nov. 1 reception.

The Artful Dodger, with Erica Stein

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:30pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Erica Stein (Department of Film) will be speaking on Gordon Matta-Clark’s Open House, 1972, a film document of a live performance, in this second program in the popular Artful Dodger series of gallery talks.

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