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On Campus - June 2016 Preview and Look-back

Founder's Day—a celebration of Matthew Vassar's birthday—was held on Saturday, May 7 with plenty to enjoy, from live music and student and alumnae/i athletics competitions, to good food and libations.


Friday, June 10


Penelope Umbrico’s Screenshot 2015-11-07 18.34.11/Pink Filter

The Touch the Sky exhibition will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries through August 21. It will feature a multimedia display of images of the moon, sun, planets, and stars made by artists since the 19th century. The exhibition comprises historical works from the Art Center’s collection as well as several more contemporary works on loan; artists include Vija Celmins, Chris McCaw, Sharon Harper, David Milan, Mungo Thomson, Lisa Oppenheim, and Trevor Paglen.

The Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project exhibition will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through December 11. Dion is a visual artist known for his “cabinets of curiosities” that incorporate found objects into site-specific installations. The objects will be comprised of items drawn from the collections of the Art Center, Special Collections, and Vassar College Artifacts Project.

Reunion 2016 will begin with walking tours, lectures, dialogues, bus trips to nearby landmarks, museum shows, a welcome dinner, and fireworks over Sunset Lake. Reunion will continue through Sunday, June 12, with dozens of activities, including the parade, class celebration, receptions, and the All-Class After Party.

Tuesday, June 14

Joseph Bertolozzi '81

A photography and video exhibition that explores the “Tower Music” project of Hudson Valley composer and musician Joseph Bertolozzi ’81 will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center. A Photographic Diary of Joseph Bertolozzi’s ’81 Tower Music/Musique de la Tour will be on display through July 28.

Thursday, June 30

Lucy Thurber

Transfers, written by Lucy Thurber and directed by Jackson Gay, will be performed at 8 pm at the Powerhouse Theater. The play tells the story of two young men from the Bronx vying for acceptance to an elite college.

-Photo of Lucy Thurber courtesy of the subject; Joseph Bertolozzi’s Tower Music ©Franc Palaia; Penelope Umbrico’s Screenshot 2015-11-07 18.34.11/Pink Filter Courtesy of the artist and Bruce Silverstein Gallery © Penelope Umbrico.

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, May 23, 2016