It's Reunion time!
Reunion 2018 will bring 1,800 alumnae/i—from classes ending with 3s and 8s—and their guests to campus beginning Thursday, June 7. The long weekend will include receptions, dinners, tours, lectures, and more—plus the annual parade!
Thursday, June 7
Master Class: Northern European Art 1500–1700 from the Permanent Collection will be on display at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through September 2. The exhibition will include the works of Dürer, Cranach, Joos van Cleve, Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt, and Jan Lievens and is organized in honor of the 43-year-long teaching career of Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair.
Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans will be on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s Focus Gallery through August 19. On display are select works, from the 19th through the 21st century, by African American artists from Vassar’s permanent collection.
Uncovering Dress: An Exploration of Fashion as a Cultural History will be on display in the James W. Palmer III Gallery, College Center, through June 22. The collection is primarily womenswear, representing the relationship of the collection to Vassar’s history as the first of the Seven Sisters to be chartered as a women’s college. The collection also includes examples from a variety of design houses such as Jeanne Lanvin, Maison Levilion, Callot Soeurs, Liberty, Emilio Pucci, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Pauline Trigère, and Lilly Pulitzer. The exhibition is sponsored by the Vassar College Costume Collection.
Friday, June 22
Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater will host the first reading of its Readings Festival at 8:00pm at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. The programming will be announced.
Saturday, June 23
Free public walking tours of campus will take place at 10:00am and 1:00pm, beginning at Main Building. Led by Vassar College Historian and Professor Emeritus of English Colton Johnson, the tours are approximately 90 minutes in length and feature Main, the Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, and the Vassar Chapel.
Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater will host the second and third readings of its Readings Festival at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, respectively, at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. The programming will be announced.
Sunday, June 24
Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater will host the fourth and fifth readings of its Readings Festival at 2:00pm and 5:00pm, respectively, at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. The programming will be announced.
Thursday, June 28
Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater will present one of its mainstage shows, Radio Island, at 8:00pm at the Powerhouse Theater. The play tells the story of Ellen, an expert hostage negotiator who is facing big challenges, from an international crisis to her troubled home life. The play is written by Liza Birkenmeier and directed by Jaki Bradley. Additional showings are scheduled for Friday, June 29 at 8:00pm and Saturday, June 30 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.
-Photo of Crispijn de Passe the Younger, Dutch, ca. 1597–1670, courtesy of the Art Center; Jaki Bradley courtesy of the subject; Reunion ©Vassar College-Stockton Photo, Inc.