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 15- Feb 14
- Visible Bodies: Representing Blackness is currently on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College through February 14, 2021. Drawing from the Loeb’s permanent collection, this exhibition centers the tension between visibility and invisibility inherent to the medium of photography through works by Black American artists.
Sept 05- Dec 13
Poughkeepsie's art galleries, organizations, artists and activists are collaborating forces to explore the intertwined and often fraught relationships among the women’s suffrage movement, abolition, and black voting rights. Events include talks with contemporary female artists about how they are using their voices in the context of community and power. There will be both in-person and virtual events. All the events are free to the public.
Oct 19-Nov 20
- Activists and artists from 12 U.S. states and Oaxaca, Mexico, have joined forces to create the 45,000 Quilt Project to call attention to the 45,000 people who, on an average day in 2019, were imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The quilts will be displayed at various locations on Vassar’s campus, the City of Poughkeepsie, and elsewhere, from October 19 to November 20.