The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 18, 2019

'An Era of Opportunity: Three Decades of Acquisitions' opens at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Alexandre–Jean–Baptiste Hesse (French 1806–1879), Saint Joseph. Black, red, and white chalk on light brown paper. Purchase, Suzette Morton Davidson, class of 1934, Fund, 2011.10.

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- An Era of Opportunity: Three Decades of Acquisitions is on view April 26 – September 8, 2019, at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

The exhibition is a tribute to James Mundy (Vassar, class of 1974) upon his retirement after 28 years as the Anne Hendricks Bass Director of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

Mundy assumed the role of director in 1991 in time to complete the planning of the Art Center’s present building designed by Cesar Pelli, which opened its doors to visitors in 1993.

Organized by the curators of the Art Center, the special exhibition spotlights more than ninety drawings, prints, photographs, hanging and hand scrolls, sculptures, and paintings acquired over three decades, and encompasses art from across the geographic scope of the collection. A majority of works on view are light-sensitive and can only be shown for short periods of time, affording audiences a splendid chance to examine works from the museum’s vaults that are rarely seen except upon request or through classes. Indeed, drawings comprise almost half of the exhibition.

The art museum at Vassar College was established in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery with a large founding gift of 3,800 works of art from Matthew Vassar including Hudson River School paintings and British landscape drawings. From Mundy’s arrival in 1991 until his retirement in 2019, the holdings of the museum swelled from around 12,500 to over 21,000 works of art

While strategy has been central to Mundy’s thinking about museum acquisitions during these past decades, the exhibition emphasizes the dynamic role that opportunity has played in shaping the dramatic growth of the permanent collection of the museum under his stewardship. Throughout the show, labels spotlight his recollections, revealing anecdotal details behind the acquiring of many of the Art Center’s most significant objects.

Arranged roughly chronologically, An Era of Opportunity begins with the twelfth century and an early, exceedingly rare print, called One Hundred Images of the Amida Buddha, installed among later Asian scrolls and sculpture. Moving through early Northern European art and fine European drawings and prints from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries - including a cache of Old Master Italian drawings, Mundy’s scholarly specialty – and into twentieth-century and twenty-first-century art, the exhibition reflects the director’s leadership in identifying and acquiring some of the greatest works of the museum’s permanent collection.

Today's News

April 28, 2019

Egyptologist in Canada presents theory of two queen rule before Tutankhamun

Exhibition at Di Donna Galleries explores Surrealism in Mexico

Incredibly rare study by Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden is at risk of being sold abroad

'The essential Duchamp' celebrates the legendary work of artist and provocateur Marcel Duchamp

Exhibition at Blain│Southern debuts Bernar Venet's Continuous Curve series

One of the greatest watch collections of all time unveiled at Sotheby's

Metro Pictures opens a two-part exhibition by Robert Longo

LiveAuctioneers partners with Fiverr to deliver creative & digital services to auction houses

Christie's to offer perhaps the most significant collection of shawls ever to be offered at auction

Gagosian opens an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Jonas Wood

New exhibition seeks to contextualise Stanley Spencer's place in the canon of Modern British art

TEFAF and Artvest Partners announce sale of Artvest ownership interest in TEFAF New York

Cincinnati Art Museum to activate grounds, connect to community and Eden Park with Art Climb project

Ingleby Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Charles Avery

Caspian photo exhibit by Chloe Dewe Mathews opens at Harvard museum

Retrospective of influential Native American artist T.C. Cannon makes final stop in New York

Polish artist Katarzyna Kozyra opens an exhibition at Postmasters Gallery

Hall of fame uniforms, championship rings and the Enos Slaughter Collection anchor Heritage auction

Jenkins Johnson Projects features the work of Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan

Chicago mayor brokers deal to end lengthy Symphony strike

Crescent City Auction Gallery announces an 864-lot, weekend auction event

Newark Museum exhibition celebrates sparkling gift of Steuben Glass

First New York solo exhibition of work by Margaret Meehan opens at Ulterior Gallery

'An Era of Opportunity: Three Decades of Acquisitions' opens at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Car cargo accessories

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful