Thursday, December 8
The Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s from the Steven and Susan Hirsch Collection exhibition will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through December 18. The exhibition features more than 50 preliminary sketches of the American murals that were created following the Great Depression. The display honors gifts donated to the Art Center by Susan Hirsch and Steven Hirsch ’71 and is supported by the Evelyn Metzger Exhibition Fund.
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.
Artwork by Vassar studio art students will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through December 21.
Late Night at the Lehman Loeb, from 5:00 to 9:00pm on Thursday, December 8 and 15, will feature extended gallery hours and creative discussion.
Saturday, December 10
Performances in honor of Richard Wilson, Professor of Music on the Mary Conover Mellon Chair, who will retire this year after 50 years at Vassar, are scheduled for December 10 and 11. The Music of Beethoven & Wilson will take place at 8:00pm on December 10 at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. Wilson’s Charades will be performed by Professor Todd Crow on piano; Wilson’s String Quartet No. 4 and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, will be performed by the Attacca Quartet. The December 11 event, a retrospective afternoon of music, laughter, and celebration, will begin at 2:00pm at the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall, Skinner Hall. Performers include Wilson on piano; Moran Katz, clarinet; Tom Sauer, piano; Sophie Shao, cello; Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano; the Vassar College Choir; and more. A post-performance reception will take place at the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences.
—Raising of the Bear Flag by Anton Refregier ©Vassar College and Richard Wilson ©Vassar College-Karl Rabe.