Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Past Events

Historian Dora Apel seated in front of a shelf stacked with books.

Art historian Dora Apel considers the dynamic nature of memory, how it can be mobilized for social justice, and how memory is embodied, including through her own experience as a daughter of Holocaust survivors and a cancer survivor. A reception for Dora Apel and artist Buzz Spector will precede the lecture.

An abstract black-and-white photograph by Aaron Turner featuring striped patterns.

The Loeb Art Center hosts a public reception celebrating the exhibition On the Grid: Ways of Seeing in Print, followed by a conversation featuring visiting artist Aaron R. Turner, founder/director of the Center for Art as Lived Experience and the Photographers of Color Podcast at the University of Arkansas School of Art.

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.

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.

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.

Abstract black and white photo by Christina Seely

Christina Seely’s multidisciplinary photographic practice stretches into the fields of science, design, installation, and sound. This talk includes a screening of her short film Dissonance, filmed in summer 2019 on a rapidly melting Greenland ice sheet while traveling with the Institute of Arctic Studies.

A picture of ice formations from the film "Supersymmetry"

This 29-minute film explores how climate change destroys not only a physical place, but also a psychic territory within us. Presented during “Late Night at the Loeb” in conjunction with the exhibition Cryosphere: Humans and Climate in Art from the Loeb. Consecutive screenings from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

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