Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

May 26, 2006

The midday brought us rain, so we needed an indoor activity.
This museum was listed in a guidebook, and we decided to check it out.

What a great museum.
The current exhibition was Rembrandt etchings.  They were fun to study, but we got no pictures.

Then we came on this Georgia O'Keefe.
Georgia O'Keefe, "East River No. 3", 1926, Oil on Canvas
This is not our idea of a Georgia O'Keefe.
It is entitled "East River No. 3" 1926.
There were two other O'Keefe's that are more in a familiar style.  Fun to see the contrast.

This Etruscan piece dates from the 6th century BCE.
It is described as Terracotta with black and red pigment.
The museum has titled it:  "Female head antefix"

Etruscan, female head

This Egyptian piece dates from Dynasty 18, 1391-1353 BCE.
It is entitled:  "Head of the Viceroy Merymose from his outer sarcophagus".
The composition is red granite.
Head of Merymose, from his outer sarcophagus

The lovely lines and paintings of this pitcher are white black, and red pigment on Terracotta.
This dates from CA 725-700 BCE.
The title of the Rhodian piece (Eastern Greece) is
"Oinochoe, trefoil lipped wild goat style"

Greek Oinochoe, trefoil lipped wild goat style.

My favorite painting is one I had never seen before.
It is by Charles Courtney Curran, (1861-1942) entitled "Shadow Decoration", 1887.
The leaves shadowed on the curtains show depth and contrast.
"Shadow Decoration" Charles Courtney Curran

Well, maybe the next one is my favorite.  Perhaps it shows the future.
It is by Petrus Staverenus, a Dutch artist, active 1634-1654.
The title is "An Old Woman Drinking"
An Old Woman Drinking by Staverenus

In the square outside the museum we saw this tree.  Just huge.
It's a plane tree.  This is not the widest side of the tree!

PlaneTree with bench

I'm glad the weather forced us to find this museum.
It's a gem!

From the center's website, we learn:
"The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. The current 36,400 square foot facility, designed by Cesar Pelli and named in honor of the new building’s primary donor, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The Lehman Loeb Art Center’s collections chart the history of art from antiquity to the present and comprise over 15,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and glass and ceramic wares. Notable holdings include the Warburg Collection of Old Master prints, an important group of Hudson River School paintings given by Matthew Vassar at the college’s inception, and a wide range of works by major European and American twentieth century painters. Vassar was the first college founded with a permanent art collection and gallery, and at any given time, the Permanent Collection Galleries of the Art Center feature approximately 350 works from Vassar’s extensive collections.

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2005 has been a spring and summer of getting around.

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

 travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.


Other interests: 


Leslie designed a webpage for:
Stride of Central New York

Flower and Garden 
Flowers, etc
Pink and Purple 
June 6, 2000
July, 2000 


Flower and Garden 
Animals hummingbirds
robin baby
Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus
Hummingbird Moth

Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum

Hancock Shaker Village.

Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum

Vassar  Frances Lehman Loeb  Art Center
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior
July 98
Christmas 98
Liz/George Wedding
Wendy & Sam

Links to all the Baby pages for Frankie and Peri


Published 6/30/06
Photos by Leslie or David

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