Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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MODFEST returns to Vassar as artists explore the theme of “Adapting” in an everchanging world through written and spoken words, visual arts and performance, February 1 - 11, 2018

Modfest, Vassar College’s annual exploration of the arts of the 20th and 21st centuries, will consider the concept of “Adapting,” February 1 – 11, 2018. Throughout these two weeks, artists will examine different perspectives of what this can mean in our ever-changing world through written and spoken words, visual arts and performance.


Family Day event (10/22) and Preschool Storytime programs (10/27 & 11/17) to be held at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College is hosting several free events for children this fall. Family Day, designed for children ages 5-10, will take place in the sculpture garden of the Art Center on Sunday, October 22, 1:30-4:00pm. The event will feature fun, hands-on activities related to the art on view in the galleries, along with kid-friendly mini-tours. Activities are ongoing so families can drop in at any time during the program. This fall’s Family Day will highlight different printmaking methods and materials in celebration of the Art Center’s current exhibition of prints by American artist Helen Frankenthaler.

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Tue 10am-5pm
Wed 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-9pm
Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

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Print Room - Students & Public

Wed 3pm-5pm
Fri 2pm-4pm

Otherwise by appointment.

Late Nights

The Art Center stays open late Thursdays 5-9pm. Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week.


Admission is free and open to the public. All galleries are wheelchair accessible.

Group visits are welcome. To schedule a reservation, please contact:

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(845) 437-7745


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124 Raymond Ave Box 703
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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