This site is no longer updated.

Current Vassar news can be found at; otherwise you can browse recent archived news items.

"The Great Wonder: Violet Oakley and the Gothic Revival at Vassar" online exhibition and brochure

This exhibition brings together preparatory drawings and other materials related to Violet Oakley’s vibrant painted triptych, The Great Wonder: A Vision of the Apocalypse. Oakley created this visionary work and its surrounding decorative architectural scheme for the living room of Vassar’s Alumnae House on the occasion of its opening in 1924.

Organizers of the exhibition include the Lehman Loeb Art Center’s Curator of Academic Programs, Elizabeth Nogrady, Christopher Platts (Dept. of Art), and the students of ART 218: The Museum in History, Theory, and Practice. This exhibition is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


View the online exhibition.

View and download the exhibition brochure

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845)437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for "campus accessibility information" on the Vassar homepage

Directions to the Vassar campus, located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY, are available at

Vassar College is a coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, August 4, 2020