The Great Wonder: Violet Oakley and the Gothic Revival at Vassar
About the publication
This exhibition brings together preparatory drawings and other materials related to Violet Oakley’s vibrant painted triptych, The Great Wonder: A Vision of the Apocalypse. Oakley created this visionary work and its surrounding decorative architectural scheme for the living room of Vassar’s Alumnae House on the occasion of its opening in 1924.
This pamphlet was produced for ART 218: The Museum in History, Theory, and Practice with Christopher Platts (Art Department) and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (with exhibition coordinator and the Loeb's Curator of Academic Programs, Elizabeth Nogrady). This project is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Included in the full color brochure is a short text by Allison Unruh about Violet Oakley’s piece: The Great Wonder: A Vision of the Apocalypse that was commissioned for the Alumnae House. The Great Wonder: Violet Oakley and the Gothic Revival at Vassar exhibition is available to view online.
Exhibition: February 27–June 13, 2021