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My Abu, an Easel, and Why I Love Miró

Today’s post comes from Sabina Lopez-Jensen, Vassar Class of 2026 and Art Center Student Guide. I have a favorite painting at the Loeb. Perhaps, like elementary school teachers, we...


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Ida-Rose Chabon (she/they) is a junior from Berkeley, California. She is an American Studies major with a concentration in Art History and Native American Studies. She is interested in textile arts, such as quilting and needlework. In her free time, she is a country music radio DJ, and a film photographer.

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Natalia Fay (she/her) is from Mahwah, New Jersey, and is a junior art history major. She enjoys reading, spending time in nature, listening to music, and dancing (when she has time). Her favorite art period is medieval and Renaissance, but her favorite painting is Gustave Dore’s Defense of Paris.


Kathleen Chang (she/her) is a sophomore Media Studies and Economics double major from Milford, Connecticut. In her free time, she likes to frequent museums and listen to music. Her favorite artistic movement is modern art and her favorite artist is Van Gogh.

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Niamh Mulligan (she/her) is a sophomore student majoring in Studio Art with an Education correlate, from Boston, Massachusetts. Her favorite artistic movements are Art Nouveau, Abstract Expressionism, and Folk Art; her current favorite artists are Helen Frankenthaler, Betye Saar, Ana Mendieta, and Hilma af Klint.

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Harris Neal  is a sophomore from San Rafael, California. They are currently deciding between an Art History, Anthropology, or Media Studies major, and they love drawing, reading, and going on hikes. Their favorite artists are Ana Mendieta and Hilma af Klint.

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Tara Peterson (she/they) is a Sophomore and double English and Medieval and Renaissance Major. Her interests include reading, writing, and gardening. Her favorite art includes the Impressionists and ancient art.

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Ilan Bahar (he/him) is a first-year from Columbus, Ohio. He has not declared a major yet, but is leaning towards Environmental Science and Urban Studies. His favorite artists are Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Gustav Klimt, and René Magritte.

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Natalie Buzzell (she/her) is a first-year from Rochester, New York. She has not declared a major, however, she is planning on studying History or Political Science. She is also interested in Art History and Greek and Roman Studies. Right now, her favorite artist is Georgia O’Keefe and her favorite artistic movement is Romanticism.

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Naya Kennedy (she/her) is a first-year from Albany, New York. Her academic interests include Environmental Studies and Political Science. Some of her other interests are painting, reading, and history. Her favorite artist is Walter Launt Palmer.

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Margot Leinbach (she/her) is a first-year student from San Anselmo, California. She plans to study art history. Other interests include philosophy and psychology. Some artists she loves are Joan Mitchell and Max Ernst.

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Maya Lopez (they/them) is originally from Albuquerque, NM, and is a first-year at Vassar. They are planning on majoring in Biology or Environmental Science, but in their free time, Maya likes to experience all things art-related, including creating art! Their favorite artist is David Hockney – they love the vibrant colors he uses in his works. They are very excited to be working at the Loeb and sharing our collection with our visitors!

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Sabina Lopez-Jensen (they/them) is a first-year from Denver, CO. They are a hypothetical Drama and American Studies double major, but haven’t declared anything yet. When not in class or at the Loeb, you can find them playing guitar, singing with the College Choir, crocheting, watching trashy TV, or putting together unnecessarily coordinated outfits. Their favorite artist is Keith Haring, but they love any art that’s colorful, innovative, and/or promotes social good. They are so excited to see you at the Loeb!

Ani Kodzhabasheva is a senior and a double major in Art History and Philosophy with a minor in German. She hails from a town called Ruse (no joke), in Bulgaria. She is fascinated with all that she has discovered during her time at Vassar, and excited to continue her studies in Art History. Her interests include Ancient Greek, Northern Renaissance, and Contemporary art and the history of architecture, especially Gothic and Modern.

Ruben Ramos, class of 2012, is a senior Film major with an Art History correlate. This is his first year working at the Francis Lehman Loeb. He also currently interns at Dia: Beacon.

Julie MacDonald is a senior Biology major and Art History correlate. This is her first year working as a Docent at the Art Center, where she contributes to the blog and assists with the Docent-run VAST program at Poughkeepsie Middle School. She is also working on an independent research project studying a very special member of the FLLAC Collection who will go on display during the next academic year.

Lina Kavaliunas is a junior Studio Art major with a focus on painting. She is from Chicago, where she first discovered her love of looking at and making art while walking through the galleries of the Art Institute. Her interests include art history, philosophy and science and she hopes to find a way to intersect all three as she continues her studies in Art and Art History.

Emily MacLeod, a senior drama major from Vermont, has been working as a student docent at the FLLAC since her sophomore year. She first studied art history in her AP U.S. history class, which began a serious interest in multidisciplinary approaches to art (as well as a fondness for the Hudson River School!) She is interested in pursuing arts education in theater, music and visual art after graduation.

Joe Brichacek ’12 is a History Major with correlates in Russian studies and anthropology. He is pursing a career in museum studies and is interested in multidisciplinary perspectives on the art objects from the Lehman Loeb’s diverse holdings. Originally from Kansas, Joe is involved in Vassar’s choral and jazz programs and participates in the Vassar Democrats.

As a senior at Vassar College, Kevin Choe is currently completing his double major in art history and French. At the moment, Kevin is working on his art history thesis, which explores the concept of “art as a language” through the works of artists and philosophers such as Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Gilles Deleuze, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. After college, he plans on returning to Paris, where he studied at the Sorbonne during his junior year abroad, to pursue his master’s degree in art history.

Taylor Shoolery, class of 2012, is a Philosophy major with an English correlate. She has been working at the Art Center since her freshman year. Taylor is interested in a legal career in a museum setting.

Simone Dubé Levine is a junior who began working at the Art Center last semester. She is a Philosophy major and an Art History correlate, and she hails from the faraway land of Memphis, TN. Outside of sharing her passion for visual art as a Student Docent, she dedicates the remainder of her free time to her own artistic pursuits as a member of Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre.

Carlos Ignacio Hernandez is a sophomore Urban Studies major from Caracas, Venezuela. He is the Multimedia Student Assitant at the Art Center, where he manages content for the blog and Facebook pages. Before coming to Vassar, he lived in Hong Kong for a few years, where his interest in the visual arts really came into being after being exposed to the work of several contemporary Chinese artists. His interests include Architecture, Sustainable Urban Design and Comparative Urbanism.

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