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January 2020

Metal, Acid, Line: Etchings from the Loeb

January 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 12, 2020

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Spanning time and geography, this focused exhibition features more than a dozen prints from the permanent collection chosen for their common medium: etching. Etching, a printmaking process in which artists create images on metal plates with the aid of chemical action--traditionally, acid--began being used by artists around 1500 and continues in use today. This selection, co-curated with Christina Tenaglia, Art Department, Vassar College, was made in conjunction with Art 209, a studio course that teaches the fundamentals of intaglio printmaking…

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Reflect: Back from India

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vassar College Skinner Hall, 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public. The festival opens with a performance by the Vassar Chamber Singers, Choir, and Women’s Chorus. Reception to follow in the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences. Location: Skinner Hall of Music.

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Film Screening: Black to Techno & Space Jam

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vassar College Main Building, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public. This film screening will begin with a brief introduction by Visiting Professor of Film and Vassar alumnus Jack Kroopf ’10. Location: The Rosenwald Film Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film.

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February 2020

Project: Community Arts Panel

February 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Vassar College Main Building, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public. This panel and conversation will engage current practices and future hopes for community engagement and the arts, featuring Chris Silva, Executive Director, Bardavon, and other members of Vassar and local organizations. Location: Thekla Hall (Room 400), Skinner Hall of Music

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, “Reflect: An Artist’s Life, Onstage and Off”

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vassar College Main Building, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Celia Keenan-Bolger, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Scout Finch in the Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird, will share stories about Broadway, acting, and art. This event is sponsored by The Capotorto-Mulas Family Lecture Fund. Reservations required: Please email [email protected] or call (845) 437-5599. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward.…

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Honorary Adene and Richard Wilson Concert

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vassar College Skinner Hall, 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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This concert features Vassar College faculty members Danielle Farina, viola, Anna Elashvili, violin, Frank Cassara, percussion, Trevor Babb, guitar, Marija Ilic, piano, and the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble New York Polyphony. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public. Location: Skinner Hall of Music

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James Wood delivers Vassar’s Writer-in-Residence reading

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanders Classroom Auditorium, Vassar College, 24 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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James Wood is a book critic at The New Yorker and the recipient of a National Magazine Award in criticism. He is the author of several previous essay collections, the novels The Book Against God and, more recently, Upstate, and the study How Fiction Works. He is a professor of the practice of literary criticism at Harvard University. There will be a Q&A after Wood’s lecture followed by book-signing. Location: Spitzer Auditorium (Sanders Classroom 212)

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Open Rehearsal for “Opposite Earth”

February 5 @ 1:30 pm
Vassar College Skinner Hall of Music, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Skinner Hall of Music Join visiting artist Jeff Snyder for an open rehearsal of this piece, which will be performed with students and faculty during his lecture on February 6. A collaboration between Modfest and THinCs (The Humanities in Cognitive Science). Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to…

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Lisa Miracchi, “Generating Artificial Intelligence: Making the Leap from Artifacts to Agents”

February 5 @ 5:00 pm
Vassar College Rockefeller Hall 200, 124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Rockefeller Hall 200 Lisa Miracchi, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Departmental Wellness Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania, delivers the next Philosopher’s Holiday Lecture. She describes the subject of her talk as follows: While current AI technology has provided us with useful tools for accomplishing our aims, we have yet to build anything that plausibly has, and can robustly and autonomously execute, its own aims. I argue for a systematic approach to this project that respects the ways in…

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The 2020 Tournées French Film Festival: Identities

February 6
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on February 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Vassar College Taylor Hall Room 203, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Taylor Hall, Room 203 The Department of French and Francophone Studies invites you to the Tournées French Film Festival on the Vassar campus during the month of February, 2020. The festival will feature six critically acclaimed films. All screenings are free and open to the public. An opening reception will take place Feb. 6 at 6:00pm. Each film will be preceded by an introduction by faculty from a variety of disciplines, and post-screening discussions will allow audiences to engage…

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We Are Still in Eden

February 6 @ 5:00 pm
Vassar Chapel, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Vassar Chapel A projection and soundscape exploring the primal sanctuary of nature. Presented by Rick Jones/Vassar Light Collective. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public.

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Jeff Snyder, “Build, Destroy, Build: Spontaneous Creation of Structure”

February 6 @ 6:00 pm
Vassar College Skinner Hall of Music, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Skinner Hall of Music Jeff Snyder, the composer, improviser, and instrument-designer who directs Princeton's Laptop Orchestra, will give a lecture and performance about his interdisciplinary research and practice. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public.

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Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre

February 7 @ 7:00 pm
Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Frances Daly Fergusson Dance Theater, Kenyon Hall A performance of works selected from the current repertory. This is a free but ticketed event—reservations for general seating are required and are available online at https://vassardance.tix.com. For additional information, please email: [email protected]ar.edu or call (845) 437-5541. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free…

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Future Voices: Choral Concert

February 8 @ 4:00 pm
Vassar College Skinner Hall of Music, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Skinner Hall of Music Cappella Festiva Treble Choir and Cor Capriccio Children’s Choir. Matt Zydel and Elizabeth Clifton, conductors. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public.

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Inner Space / Outer Space

February 8 @ 5:00 pm
Vassar College Main Building, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: The Bridge for Laboratory Sciences An interactive projection and soundscape. Presented by Rick Jones/Vassar Light Collective. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public.

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Future Voices: Orchestra & Song

February 8 @ 5:30 pm
Vassar College Skinner Hall of Music, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Skinner Hall of Music The Vassar College Orchestra performs works by Barber, Dello Joio, and Hagood. Students from the Music Department perform songs from the great American songbook that reflect on the past and hope for the future. David Alpher, piano and Jennie Litt, director. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are…

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Donald Kuspit, “The Benefit of Art According to Louise Bourgeois: ‘Art is a Guarantee of Sanity.’”

February 8 @ 5:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Feb 8, 5:30 PM Location: Taylor Hall, Room 102. Reception to follow at Loeb Art Center.

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Chamber Music from the Hudson Valley Philharmonic

February 9 @ 3:00 pm
Vassar College Skinner Hall of Music, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Skinner Hall of Music To honor the Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s 60th anniversary season, Modfest presents members of the orchestra in a concert of chamber works at Skinner Hall of Music. Celebrating its 18th season, Modfest 2020 is Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. This year’s theme, “reflect to project,” looks backward to move forward. All events are free and open to the public.

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Art and Science, Making and Knowing in a 16th-Century Artisan’s Workshop

February 25 @ 5:30 pm
Vassar College Taylor Hall Room 203, 124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 United States
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Location: Taylor Hall, Room 203 The Art Department’s Belle Ribicoff Lecture will be presented by Pamela H. Smith, the Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University and founding Director of the Center for Science and Society and of The Making and Knowing Project (www.makingandknowing.org). Smith’s lecture examines the intriguing late 16th-century anonymous manuscript, Ms. Fr. 640 (now held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France). The technical and artistic “recipes” contained in Ms. Fr. 640 provide an opportunity to explore…

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