Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans


Saturday, August 11, 2018


10:00 am


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Project Gallery

Reflections: Portrayals of and by African Americans
Through August 19, 2018
Focus Gallery

In recent decades, the Art Center collection has been enhanced through the acquisition of works by artists from the African diaspora with a focus on works by African American artists of the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. In the past 150 years the campus art museum has branched out from its original model that encompassed primarily European masters and Hudson River School affiliates, with the aim of continually enriching the collection with compelling works relevant to the Vassar community and the general public alike.
This Focus Gallery exhibition is part of Buildings and Belonging: Mapping the African American Experience at Vassar College since 1861, a campus-wide project initiated by the African American Alumnae/i of Vassar College (AAAVC) to illuminate the enduring contributions and presence of African Americans on campus.

Margaret Vetare

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center