CAAD is an experimental laboratory for trying out new models of research, pedagogy, and practice, that foreground critical making and doing as complementary activities to critical thinking. CAAD programming is loosely organized around the senses, with 2014-15’s theme of “Vision,” 2015-16’s theme of “Sound,” and 2016-17’s theme of “Touch.”
Aug 30- Oct 14
- Tim Youd The exhibition Tim Youd: The Hudson Valley Retyped is opening soon at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. Save the date for the opening reception which will take place on Thursday, September 13th at 5:30pm. Youd will also begin retyping The Complete Poems: 1927 – 1979 by Elizabeth Bishop (Vassar class of 1934) that evening. Galleries are open until 9pm on Thursdays so stop by any time!
- Character Day at VassarWe’re all works in progress. On September 26, 2018, join millions of people around the globe for the fifth annual Character Day — a global initiative where school districts, organizations, families, and congregations of all sizes screen films on the science of character development from different perspectives, dive into free printed discussion materials catered to different ages, and join an online global conversation around the importance of developing character strengths (resilience, grit, empathy, courage, kindness).
Looking Back: Dallas Goldtooth and the 1491s
In February 2018, Dallas Goldtooth, an indigenous peoples activist and co-founder of the 1491s, an all-indigenous social media group that uses comedy and satire as means of critical social dialogue, came to Vassar for a brief residency through the Creative Arts Across Disciplines Initiative. The residency consisted of a lecture given by Goldtooth, a moderated conversation on creativity and activism, and culminated with a performance by the 1491s for the campus community.
Oct 13- Nov 17
- The Big Read 2018NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) created to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary books that reflect many different voices and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire conversation and discovery. This year's book is EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU by Celeste Ng. Check out all of the local Big Read events that are happening on and around campus!