October 20, 2010

Loeb Will Re-Open In Jan. With Photo Exhibit

It looks like the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is still on track to re-open in January after months of renovations. This morning, College Relations announced the first exhibit to take place in the newly opened center, "Vassar 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin." The exhibit - which features works with names like "Vassar Dad with Microwave" and "The Basement of Jocelyn (Please Baby Please)" will open January 28th.

What the PR anouncement does not mention is that the photographers took the photographs specially for this exhibition. According to the Loeb's Off The Wall blog, curator Mary-Kay Lombino writes:

"I chose these three artists because each of them has particular style and a unique set of interests that I hoped they would bring to the project. I asked them to come to campus and create a new body of work inspired by what they saw here. After numerous visits to Poughkeepsie and many hours clocked in dorm rooms, classrooms, basements, townhouses, and everywhere else they could think of, the photographs have all been shot."