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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

January 16–April 12, 2020

Metal, Acid, Line: Etchings from the Loeb
January 16–April 12, 2020

Spanning time and geography, this exhibition features more than a dozen etchings and was co-curated with Christina Tenaglia (Department of Art) in conjunction with Art 209, a studio course that teaches the fundamentals of intaglio printing.                             
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

January 21 - February 16, 2020

Self-taught and Outsider Art from a Private "Teaching Collection"

January 21 - February 16, 2020

Reception:  January 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm


Arthur F. Jones, an art history professor, collector and also an artist, spent most of his career in places where major art museums were lacking. The works included in this exhibition are all from Jones' teaching collection and reflect his long-held interest in art made by individuals not formally trained, but who are nonetheless highly motivated to express themselves visually.

James W. Palmer’90 Gallery, College Center



Charley Kinney (Kentucky, 1906-1992) “Wild Cat,” ca. Mid 1980s, Poster paint on paper


January 24–April 5, 2020

Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting, 
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and 
His Family Foundation

January 24–April 5, 2020

Louise Bourgeois in her Brooklyn studio in 1992.

CreditFred R. Conrad/The New York Times.

Photo source: Accessed 1/7/20.

This exhibition brings together an array of late prints by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) a world-renowned artist. The exhibition focuses on prints the artist made in her eighties and nineties. Many of the works incorporate fabrics and embroidery, reflecting a lifelong interest in textiles connected to Bourgeois’s childhood years in her family’s business of tapestry restoration in Paris. Explorations of time, memory, and the body were of importance throughout her life and career, and are especially palpable in these late works.

The exhibition was organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Washington State University, in collaboration with the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Support is provided by the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Fund and the Horace Goldsmith Exhibition Fund.                                                                                                                                                                                      Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center


Thursday, February 6: 5:00-9:00pm

We Are Still in Eden
, February 6 - 5:00-9:00pm

A projection and soundscape exploring the primal sanctuary of nature. Presented by Rick Jones/Vassar Light Collective.                     
The Vassar Chapel.

Saturday February 8 - 5:00-9:00pm

Inner Space / Outer Space
Saturday, February 8 - 5:00-9:00pm

An interactive projection and soundscapePresented by Rick Jones/Vassar Light Collective.
The Bridge for Laboratory Sciences