The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Celebrating Dante at Vassar

Canto XXXIV: Once More the Stars from L’Inferno di Dante 1996–2000
Michael Mazur (American, 1935–2009)
Etching on Arches cover white paper
Purchase, Philip and Lynn Straus, class of 1946

September 14–December 4, 2021

This installment of In the Spotlight highlights the Loeb’s participation in campus-wide, interdisciplinary programs such as 2021’s Celebrating Dante at Vassar. This year marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321). Dante has been taught at the College from its earliest days, and faculty, students, and graduates have interacted with his works in important and noteworthy ways. At the Loeb, related objects on view include several prints from Michael Mazur’s haunting series made in the late 1990s, conceived to accompany an English translation by Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky of Dante’s Inferno.