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Photographs of Vassar College “Through the Student Lens” at the Palmer Gallery, Oct. 27–Nov. 22, 2011.


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Vassar College’s James W. Palmer Gallery will present the exhibit “Through the Student Lens: Photographs of and by Vassar Students, 1865-2011,” an insider’s look at the Vassar student experience, from ThursdayOctober 27 through Tuesday, November 22. As part of the yearlong 2011 series of special events honoring the 150th anniversary of Vassar’s founding, more than eighty photos taken by students who attended Vassar during its sesquicentennial year will be exhibited, including by seniors who graduated this past spring and freshmen who arrived this fall. The exhibit will also display a slideshow of photos taken of and by students dating back over Vassar’s history to its earliest years.

Organized and curated by the Palmer Gallery’s associate director, Monica Church, “Through the Student Lens” presents a wide view of campus life, ranging from student and employee portraits to athletic activities, academic buildings, residence halls, and the campus landscape. While students enrolled at Vassar took all the photos, the images include relevant off-campus subjects as well, including student internships, community service projects, and study abroad experiences.

The Palmer Gallery is located in the College Center adjacent to Vassar College’s Main Building. Named and endowed by the Palmer family in memory of their son James, a member of the Vassar class of 1990, the gallery exhibits art of diverse media, themes, and origins, with an emphasis on artists and subjects connected to Vassar and the Hudson Valley region. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at Vassar should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available. Directions to the Vassar campus are available at

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, October 14, 2011