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Free series of art talks at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center this summer

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is holding a series of gallery talks this summer that will help art lovers beat the heat while exploring particular galleries and a special summer exhibition.

“One of the most exciting things about the Art Center is the huge range of artworks on view—everything from ancient Egyptian artifacts to European paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, American landscapes, and late 20th-century sculpture,” says Margaret Vetare, Coordinator of Public Education for the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. “These summer talks suggest the breadth of the Art Center’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, and are a good way to dip a toe in to the many resources here.”

June 17, Wednesday, 12:00pm

Dutch Old Master Prints with Elizabeth Nogrady, Andrew W. Mellon Coordinator of Academic Programs for the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Nogrady will talk about some of the rare and beautiful old master prints from the permanent collection. Nogrady, who specializes in Dutch and Flemish seventeenth-century art, received a doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. For her gallery talk she will focus on several etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn.

July 15, Wednesday, 12:00 pm

Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager with Patricia Phagan, the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings. Punctuating Space is this summer’s special exhibition, which focuses on the work of this innovative sculptor and painter. Phagan will explore some of the highlights of the exhibition and provide context for Artschwager's work, which straddled the realms of Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art.

August 5, Wednesday, 12:00pm

The 20th Century Galleries with Mary-Kay Lombino, The Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning. Lombino’s gallery talk will focus on the Art Center's rich collection of masterworks from the twentieth century, including paintings and sculptures by both American and European artists.

All talks will meet in the Atrium of the Art Center and are free and open to the public.

About the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. The current 36,400-square-foot facility, designed by Cesar Pelli and named in honor of the new building's primary donor, opened in 1993. Vassar was the first U.S. college founded with a permanent art collection and gallery, and at any given time, the Permanent Collection Galleries of the Art Center feature approximately 350 works from Vassar's extensive collections. The Art Center's collections chart the history of art from antiquity to the present and comprise over 19,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and glass and ceramic wares.  Notable holdings include the Warburg Collection of Old Master prints, an important group of Hudson River School paintings given by Matthew Vassar at the college's inception, and a wide range of works by major European and American 20th-century painters.

 

Admission to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is free and all galleries are wheelchair accessible.  The Art Center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00am–5:00pm; Thursday, 10:00am–9:00pm; and Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm.  Located at the entrance to the historic Vassar College campus, the Art Center can be reached within minutes from other Mid-Hudson cultural attractions, such as Dia:Beacon, the Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt national historic sites and homes, and the Vanderbilt mansion.  For additional information, the public may call (845) 437-5632 or visit fllac.vassar.edu.

Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at www.vassar.edu/directions.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, June 4, 2015