Campus Art Brochure
About the publication
Art has been an integral part of Vassar’ mission since its founding in 1861, when it became the first college to include an art museum as part of its original plan. Vassar’s distinctive architecture and verdant grounds have seen many different objects woven into their fabric over the years. This brochure features works ranging from historic sculptures, paintings, stained-glass windows, and tapestries, to contemporary site-specific installations.
These works are passed by each day by hundreds of students, but are often enigmatic or overlooked. This 25-page brochure, which features color images of 20 pieces of public art on Vassar’s campus, brings them all together with the hope of stimulating new discoveries and reflections. Independent curator Allison Unruh is the writer of this brochure, which was is co-sponsored by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and the Campus Heritage and Culture Committee. Kimberley Schaye, Copy Editor/Writer, and Margaret Vetare, the former Curator of Public Education at the Loeb served as editors.
Exhibition: Summer 2021