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Photo Credit: I Do, I Have, I Am, 1971 ©. The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Saul Steinberg Exhibit/Prestel Museum Guide at the Loeb

A full-scale review of acclaimed artist Saul Steinberg’s career is currently on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (FLLAC) until February 24, 2008. Saul Steinberg: Illuminationsfeatures more than 100 drawings, collages, and sculptural assemblages by the artist, who is best known for his work in The New Yorker. FLLAC Curators Patricia Phagan and Mary-Kay Lombino gave tours of the exhibit and of the rest of the museum on November 29 as part of the “Late Night at the Lehman Loeb” series. The event also featured a talk by FLLAC Director James Mundy ’74 about his authorship of the new Prestel Publishing Museum Guide to the art center.

The publication of the Prestel guide is a landmark event for the FLLAC. It is a mark of prestige among leading art museums, and Vassar is the first college or university whose art museum has received this honor. This is part of a longer tradition of Vassar trailblazing in college art: Vassar was also the first college or university to have an art museum that is used as part of the academic program. Ninety of the 17,400 works in the collection will be featured in the guide. “The works were chosen to reflect the range and quality of the collection,” said Mundy. “So, they are the ‘greatest hits’ but across all chronological periods, media, and cultures.”

December 2007

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