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MODfest 2020

Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. January 30-February 9, 2020

MODFEST 2020 festival theme...

"Reflect to project”

asks us to look backward.....

Image result for Louise bourgeois untitled move forward in myriad ways.

Just as a dancer takes a plié before a large leap, or a clarinetist glances at the measures ahead to see what’s in store, this year’s festival invites us to examine divergent perspectives through celebrations of expression across disciplines and forms. Explore the arts through the Grammy award nominated vocal ensemble, New York Polyphony, Jeff Snyder’s Laptop orchestra, and stunning performances by our spectacular faculty and students.




Join us as we reflect on the accomplishments of musical and visual artists alike, including the remarkable work of Louise Bourgeois, Tony-award winner, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s celebration of renowned violinist, Joshua Bell. Bring questions to exciting lectures and conversations about the future of musical notation and instrumentation and help us project better ways the community can affect change with the arts in an open conversation with local organizations.



Christine Howlett & Tom Pacio, Modfest co-directors


Image: Louise Bourgeois. Untitled 2004. Aluminum Collection Louise Bourgeois Trust.