The Great Wonder: Violet Oakley and the Gothic Revival at Vassar
When: February 27 - June 13, 2021
About the Show
This exhibition brings together preparatory drawings and other materials related to Violet Oakley’s vibrant painted triptych, The Great Wonder: A Vision of the Apocalypse. Oakley created this visionary work and its surrounding decorative architectural scheme for the living room of Vassar’s Alumnae House on the occasion of its opening in 1924.
Organizers of the exhibition include the Loeb’s Curator of Academic Programs, Elizabeth Nogrady; Christopher Platts (visiting professor, Department of Art); and the students of ART 218: The Museum in History, Theory, and Practice. This exhibition is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.