Upcoming Events

Headshot of pianist Thomas Sauer

A recital exploring three hundred years of keyboard music, from Bach in 1721 to Nina Shekhar in 2021. A trip through the musical centuries, this recital presents music according to three categories borrowed from the writing of anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss: code, message, and myth.

a woman at a protest, viewed from the back with her arms in the air.

Moderated in person by Professor and Chair of History Mita Choudhury and Director of Women, Feminist, and Queer Studies Paulina Bren. Remote panelists include: Fatemeh Sadeghi, Kelly Shannon ’03, Kirsten Wesselhoeft. Light refreshments will be served. Attend in person or remotely.

headshot of queer activist Anahita Sarabhai

Anahita Sarabhai, a queer performing artist, activist, poet, and educator currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal, will speak about their wide-ranging experiences with activism.

An aerial view of the entrance to the Loeb Art Center with fall foliage.

Explore the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center while listening to music sung by the Vassar College Women’s Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Choir. Short performances at 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

headshot of George Washington University Professor Jonathan Hsy

Professor Hsy of George Washington University is an expert in medieval literature and contemporary cultural studies; he is especially interested in the intersections of language, race, gender, and disability. This talk is part of his work-in-progress Crip Relations: Life Writing and Disability Justice. Campus community only, please. 

Oct 6, 8:00 p.m. through Oct 8

A story of sibling love that explores subjects closely linked to science. Reservations for performances on October 6, 7, and 8 can be made two weeks in advance by emailing the box office. Campus community only, please.

members of the vocal ensemble VOCES8 standing in an outdoor bus shelter at night
Oct 7, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for an open master class with members of the internationally renowned choral ensemble VOCES8. 

Ongoing Events

Sep 22 through Oct 20

The artists’ cooperative LongReach Arts is an important part of the Hudson Valley’s cultural life. Opening reception Thursday, September 22, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Sep 12, 7:00 p.m. through May 1

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health-care system that integrates physical posture, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. This virtual class is for all levels and will be held every Monday until the end of the Spring Semester.

A month-long online art auction and three-day, in-person sale to support the Vassar Haiti Project’s Education Initiative in Chermaitre, a rural village in northwest Haiti. Hundreds of original paintings and handcrafts made in Haiti will be offered.