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!
- Celebrating Elena Cornaro Piscopia2018 marks the 340th anniversary of the conferring of a doctorate degree to a woman for the first time in history. This milestone in the history of women’s achievements has been immortalized in the central stained-glass window of the Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library, at Vassar College. On November 9, 2018 Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia’s anniversary will be celebrated in the same library with a lecture and theatrical performance dedicated to her life. Both events are free and open to the public.
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!