The Lehman Loeb Art Center's collection charts the history of art from antiquity to the present, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and glass and ceramic wares.
We are regularly acquiring new works for our collection of more than 15,000, and produce a list of these new aquisitions annually. The 34,000 square foot Art Center, designed by Cesar Pelli and opened in 1993, exhibits approximately 350 works at any given time in its Permanent Collection Galleries and sculpture garden.
Among the pieces featured are an Egyptian sculpture in red granite, Head of Viceroy Merymose from His Outer Sarcophagus (Dynasty 18, Period of Amenhotep III), c. 1375 B.C.; Pieter Claez’s Still Life With Food and Drink, c. 1640; Frederick Church’s Autumn in North America, 1856; Marsden Hartley’s Indian Composition, 1914-15, which is featured on the cover of the guidebook; Francis Bacon’s Study for Portrait IV (1953), one of the artist’s paintings after Velázquez’s portrait of Pope Innocent X; and Vassar’s first Cubist painting by Pablo Picasso, Glass, Guitar and Musical Score (winter 1922-23), given in 2005 by Virginia Herrick Deknatel, Vassar class of 1929, in honor of Frances Daly Fergusson, now Vassar’s President Emerita.
We are pleased to offer electronic access to its permanent collection. Search and browse basic information for the Art Center's collection of over 17,000 objects. Currently, over 5,000 images are included in this database. Curatorial information and images are added to each entry, on an ongoing basis.