Past Events

Skinner Hall Music Building
Jun 26, 2:00 p.m.

The Hudson Valley’s Bachfest returns with works for chorus and orchestra featuring Christ lag in Todesbanden and Der Herr denket an uns. Christine Howlett, director.

Bachfest 2022 Program

An embroidered sampler with the words "Thank you to everyone who has loved me into being"

After a virtual Commencement ceremony in 2020, classmates will return to campus for an in-person celebration this Memorial Day weekend.

Gonkar Gyatso (Lhasa, born 1961), The Shambala of the Modern Times, 2009, Mixed media screen prints, silk screen varnished with silver and gold leaf on fine art paper. The Shelley Donald Rubin Private Collection.  © Gonkar Gyatso.

With Ariana Maki, guest curator of Beyond the Threshold: Tibetan Contemporary Art at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and artists Gonkar Gyatso, Nyema Droma, and Marie-Dolma Chopel.

Painting: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884
May 7 through May 8

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine. In collaboration with the Departments of Drama and Music. A senior project production directed by Christopher Grabowski and Drew Minter. Reservations required.
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Download the Program

Detail of a painting of a Tibetan deity by Tsherin Sherpa

Celebrate the opening of Mastery and Merit: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Tibetan Art and Beyond the Threshold: Tibetan Contemporary Art with a reception followed by a panel of speakers.

In 1908, Vassar students held a suffrage rally in the cemetery across the street from the present-day location of  Kenyon Hall. This site has been selected as one of 2,000 to be marked as part of the National Votes for Women Trail, a national public/private initiative.

A drawing of a small plant with the words "The Preserve at Vassar Tree Planting"
May 4 through May 5

As part of the NYS Trees for Tribs Program, we will be planting trees along a stream on the Preserve to restore natural buffers that protect the water and provide many benefits. Open to all!

Oren Stier headshot

Dr. Stier of Florida International University will present a multimedia talk surveying the public history of the Holocaust and its evolving modes of memorial representation—asking not only how we remember the Shoah but why, exactly, do we do so?

A painting of white swans on a blue lake with the words "Vassar Haiti Project Invites you to the 10th Annual Art and Soul Gala Thursday, April 28.

This virtual event will raise funds for the staffing, supplies, and operation of a medical clinic in Haiti for a full year. This year’s honorees include Grammy Award-winning music producer Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis and the Rotarians of the Hudson Valley. Please register to receive event link.

Nosheen Ali, Visiting Associate Professor at the NYU Gallatin School for Individualized Study
Apr 28, 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Ali, Visiting Associate Professor at the NYU Gallatin School for Individualized Study, will look at how the region of Gilgit-Baltistan—which forms part of the heavily militarized, disputed border zone of Kashmir—is produced as an “unimagined community” within Pakistani national discourse.

Portrait of Klaus Vieweg, Professor of Philosophy at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany

Vieweg, Professor of Philosophy at Friedrich-Schiller University and a leading expert on Hegel, will discuss the systematic and logical beginning of philosophical thinking in conjunction with Hegel’s Science of Logic. Campus community only, please.