For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar draws from the Vassar Costume Collection to exhibit outfits from 1854 until the present, many donated by alumnae. It will also feature photographs and narratives showcasing diverse wedding traditions and innovations. All told the items will explore the changing views of marriage, leading up to current issues of marriage equality.
Free walking tours of the historic Vassar College campus will be held on Saturdays May 11, June 15, and June 22, with tours beginning each day at 10:00am and 1:00pm. The tour leaders will be Colton Johnson, Dean Emeritus of the College and Professor Emeritus of English (5/11); Chris Smart, a chemistry professor and Vassar alumnus (6/15); and psychology professor Randy Cornelius (6/22). To sign-up for a tour contact Damara Ohlhoff in the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 437-7400.
The line-up of new works for the 29th Powerhouse season includes a musical by actor, writer, and prolific Grammy Award® winner Steve Martin and fellow musician Edie Brickell, as well as the latest from Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Broadway’s In the Heights. The 6-week season runs from June 21-July 28.
The exhibit is the first of its kind since the founding of the Polaroid Corporation by scientist and inventor Edwin H. Land some 75 years ago, and will highlight milestones in Polaroid’s history.
Members of the Vassar music faculty along with Vassar student soloists and ensembles, and such renowned guest artists as the Shanghai Quartet, Venti wind ensemble, Four Nations vocal ensemble, and organist James David Christie, will perform in the free concert series at the Skinner Hall of Music from February 9-May 25
The general public now has a rare opportunity to see three works by artists directly or closely associated with the Hudson River School, thanks to a loan arrangement between Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and the Century Association of New York City. Among the artists is German-born Emanuel Leutze, best known for his iconic painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, along with Hudson River School stalwarts Asher Brown Durand and John Frederick Kensett.
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