Monday, March 7
The American Stories 1800-1950 exhibition will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries through April 17. The exhibition will showcase American paintings from the Art Center’s vault, including those from John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Sanford Robinson Gifford, George Inness, William Merritt Chase, Maxfield Parrish, Arthur B. Davies, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ben Shahn.
The Fluid Ecologies: Hispanic Caribbean Art from the Permanent Collection exhibition will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Project Gallery through May 8. It features works on paper by nine 20th-century artists, including Wifredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982), Marisol Escobar (American, b. France, 1930), Rafael Ferrer (Puerto Rican, b. 1933), Luis Fernando Roldán (Colombian, b. 1955), and José Bedia (Cuban, b. 1959).
Donald G. Saari, professor of mathematics and economics at the University of California, Irvine, will give the Asprey Lecture in Mathematics at 5 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 300 Auditorium. This lecture addresses the question: “When we vote, do we really elect whom we should?” Saari will also give another lecture on toruses on Tuesday, March 8 at 3:30 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 300 Auditorium.
Tuesday, March 8
Thomas Lewis, professor of religious studies at Brown University, will give the Frederic C. Wood Lecture at 5:30 pm in the Rockefeller Hall 200 Auditorium. Lewis specializes in religious ethics and the philosophy of religion in the modern west.
Wednesday, March 9
Essayist and novelist Pankaj Mishra will give a lecture at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. He will talk about the meaning of modern religion and the convention of blaming religion for conflict.
Thursday, March 10
Christina Hanhardt, associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, will give a lecture titled “Broken Windows at Blue’s: A Queer History of Gentrification and Quality of Life Policing.” The lecture will take place at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.
Sunday, March 13
The NCAA Northwest Regional Fencing Qualifiers will begin at 9 am at Walker Field House.
A Celebration of Art, the annual John Iyoya Children’s Art Show, will take place at noon in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center. The show runs from March 13-18, and there will be an opening reception at 2 pm on March 13.
Tuesday, March 15
The men’s lacrosse team will play Wesleyan University at 2 pm at the Weinberg Turf Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.
Saturday, March 19
The men’s baseball team will play Skidmore College at 1 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.
Friday, March 25
The men’s baseball team will play St. Lawrence University at 4 pm at the Prentiss Baseball Field, Prentiss Sports Complex.
Saturday, March 26
The men’s volleyball team will compete in a tri-match with Elmira College and SUNY New Paltz at 11 am in the Kenyon Hall Gymnasium.
The Spring Festival, sponsored by the Town of Poughkeepsie and the Good Neighbors Committee at Vassar College, will run from 11 am to 1 pm on Joss Beach. The event will include a parade, egg hunt, and cookie decorating.
The women’s rugby team will play the University of Massachusetts Amherst at noon at the Outdoor Space Rugby Field at the Farm.
Monday, March 28
Vassar College Studio Art Department student exhibitions will be shown in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through May 29.
Artist Chie Fueki will give the Claflin Lecture at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium. Fueki’s paintings have recently been shown at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery and Susan Inglett Gallery, among many others.
Wednesday, March 30
The History Majors Committee and VC Solidarity will display images and documents showing past refugee crises. The event will begin at 1 pm in the Faculty Commons, College Center.
Claudia Baracchi, associate professor at the University of Milan, will give a lecture on Plato’s Timaeus as part of the Philosopher’s Holiday Lecture Series. The event is at 5 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.
Thursday, March 31
Lecturer in Drama Kenisha Kelly will lead a conversation titled “Oh, the Places I’ve Been: Stories of Growing Older and (Maybe) Wiser” at 1:30 pm in the Faculty Parlor, Main Building.
Douglas Crimp, professor of art history at the University of Rochester, will give the Ribicoff Lecture at 5:30 pm in the Taylor Hall 203 Auditorium.
—Photo of Thomas Lewis by John Abromowski; Pankah Mishra courtesy of the subject; Heather by Chie Fueki; Hudson River by Andrew Michael Dasburg; and Cuando despierte by Rafael Ferrer.