Wednesday, October 7
The Asian Art at Vassar exhibition will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Project Gallery through December 20. The exhibition will feature, among other works, 1825 Indian sketches depicting a Rajput king, a 16th-century Chinese scroll, a Tibetan painting on fabric, and a Japanese folding screen. Also on view in the Landing Gallery from mid-October through mid-December will be contemporary Japanese photographs from the permanent collection, including works by Michiko Kon and Naoya Hatakeyama.
Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument, an exhibition of Parks’ work and commentary on the importance of his photographs, will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through December 13.
The women’s volleyball team will play Stevens Institute of Technology at 7 pm in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.
The artwork of Sophia Healey and Andrea Woodner will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through October 9. The exhibition, In Conversation, will include wall work and sculpture.
Saturday, October 10
The alumni baseball game will take place at 1 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The game will match alumni against current men’s baseball team members.
The men’s soccer team will play Skidmore College at 2 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.
Friday, October 16
The opening reception for the New York Conference on Asian Studies exhibition, The Palate of Asia: Food Culture from Across the Ocean, will be held from 5-7 pm in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center. The exhibition will be on display through October 28.
The women’s soccer team will play William Smith College at 4 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s volleyball team will play Liberty League matches beginning with Bard College at 4 pm and Skidmore College at 8 pm in the Athletics and Fitness Center Gymnasium.
Saturday, October 17
The women’s soccer team will play Rochester Institute of Technology at 2 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.
Monday, October 19
A lecture on the practice of art and chemistry in early modern Europe will be given by Marjolijn Bol at 6 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. Bol is a postdoctoral researcher with the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.
Tuesday, October 20
The annual Elizabeth Bishop reading, featuring Jamaican poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, will take place at 6 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric, winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.
Wednesday, October 21
The illustrated lecture, “Facts & Fictions: The Making of the Gutenberg Bible,” will be given by Alix Christie ’80, author of Gutenberg’s Apprentice: A Novel. The lecture will take place at 5:30 pm in the Class of 1951 Reading Room, Thompson Memorial Library.
The men’s and women’s swimming teams will compete against Bard College at 4 pm at Kresge Pool, Walker Field House.
Thursday, October 22
A Curator’s Gallery Talk, “Art for the People,” with Patricia Phagan—the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings—will begin at 4 pm in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium. Phagan will discuss selected works by various artists, including Milton Bellin, Marion Greenwood, James Daugherty, and Audrée Ruellan, that all depict and celebrate working people.
A faculty panel discussion on Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument will take place at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. The panel will include moderator and film professor Mia Mask, art professor Lisa Gail Collins, history professors Miriam Cohen and Quincy Mills, and English professor Patricia Wallace.
The African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) will host a freshmen welcome event at 6 pm in the Villard Room, College Center. The AAAVC will meet freshmen and provide care packages. The first-year students will also receive advice from alumnae/i, faculty, administrators, and upperclassmen.
Saturday, October 24
The Fall Jazz Concert will take place at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. The concert will feature jazz collaborations performed by faculty members James Osborn on trumpet, Peter Tomlinson on piano, and Louis Pappas on bass.
The women’s squash team will play Colgate University at 1 pm at the Kenyon Hall Squash Courts. The women’s soccer team will play Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) at 2 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s field hockey team will play RPI at 3 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex.
Sunday, October 25
The Aulos Ensemble and countertenor Drew Minter will perform at 3 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. The program will feature works by composer George Frederick Handel.
Wednesday, October 28
The Gordon Parks Film Series, featuring Diary of a Harlem Family and The Learning Tree, will begin at 5 pm at the Rosenwald Film Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. The film series will present key works—autobiography, documentary, and fiction—directed by Gordon Parks between 1968 and 1984.
The women’s field hockey team will play the University of Scranton at 7 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s volleyball team will play SUNY New Paltz in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.
Award-winning playwright and author Larry Kramer will deliver a talk at 5:30 pm at the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. The evening will include a question-and-answer period and book signing.
Thursday, October 29
George Washington University professor Alexa Huang will give a talk, “Thou Art Translated: Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation,” at 5 pm at the Rosenwald Film Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film.
Friday, October 30
The Vassar College Women’s Chorus will perform at 8 pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. Conducted by Christine Howlett, the chorus will sing works by Mendelssohn, Verdi, Britten, Libby Larsen, and others.
The men’s and women’s swimming teams will compete against SUNY New Paltz at 5 pm at Kresge Pool, Walker Field House.
Saturday, October 31
The men’s soccer team will play Bard College at 11 am at the Gordon Competition Field, Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s soccer team will play Union College at 1:30 pm at the Prentiss Sports Complex. The women’s field hockey team will play SUNY New Paltz at 2 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.—Gang Member with Brick, Harlem, New York courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundation; Claudia Rankine ©John Lucas; Alua Branca by Sophia Healey courtesy of the artist; Aulos Ensemble ©Vassar College; Vassar College Women’s Chorus ©Vassar College-Buck Lewis; and Quincy Mills and FLLAC ©Vassar Coll