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Ilse Schreiber-Noll: Nature, and Nature Defiled (2022)

The current Vassar Library exhibition focuses on two related themes in Schreiber-Noll’s work: nature, and nature defiled. The show therefore is divided into two sections. The first presents books by Schreiber-Noll that deal with nature and its beauty. Several different aspects of nature are treated: sun, sky, river, flowers, trees, insects. The second section deals with nature as it has been defiled; in other words, as it has been tainted by human activity and climate change. Here we see the effect of pollution on the earth, on waterways, on plant life, in our habitats. These artist’s books are part of a much larger oeuvre that includes woodcuts, paintings, sculpture, and multi-media. The examples shown here give some indication of an artist at work, trying to express both appreciation and concern for the natural world around us.

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Some Rare Editions of Dante in Special Collections (2021)

The great Italian poet Dante Alighieri lived from 1265-1321, and therefore this year, 2021, marks the 700th anniversary of his death. All around the world events and activities have been planned to mark this occasion. As the anniversary approached, it seemed necessary for Vassar to consider taking part in these ob- servances as well. Dante, after all, has been taught at the college from its earliest days, and faculty, students, and graduates have interacted with his works in important and noteworthy ways.

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Work Prints: Eric Lindbloom’s Panoramas of the Hudson Valley (2021)

In order to celebrate this important acquisition, the Library has mounted this online exhibition and issued a print equivalent. The exhibition is guest-curated by Sasha Louis Bush, a visual artist who worked closely with Eric. The exhibition features a selection of Hudson Valley photographs.

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Votes for Women: Vassar and the Politics of Women's Suffrage (2020)

This site features an exhibition curated by Mark Seidl and an essay by Miriam Cohen, Evalyn Clark Professor of History, Vassar College.

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Lucy Maynard Salmon and Adelaide Underhill Exhibit

This exhibit, part of the Hudson River Valley Heritage's "Women of the Hudson Valley" exhibit, highlights selected materials that focuses on the partnership between Lucy Maynard Salmon and Adelaide Underhill, two important women in the early years of Vassar College, and the way that their relationship informed, shaped and sustained their work and their lives.

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For additional content please visit Exhibition Highlights from the Archives & Special Collections Library HERE.