The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is open on a revised schedule. Read more about hours and visiting and see VassarTogether for the College’s Fall 2020 plans and policies.

Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

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On September 7 and 12, the Loeb is co-hosting two events in celebration of the centennial of women's right to vote. 

Reimagining Black Feminists Pasts and Futures

Join us Monday Sept. 7th at 8:00pm for Reimagining Black Feminist Past & Futures, a free, public showcase of films made by and about Black women. The audience will be able to enjoy three independent, short films with stories ranging from the labor of caring for aging family to the performance of sacred ritual in Los Angeles to an afrofuturist re-telling of the 1960s Space Race. This event will engage with important, nuanced representations of diverse female experiences that are often lacking on-screen and will explore womanhood as it was in the past, as it is in the present, and as it should be in the future.

Livestream can be found here:
Zoom for post-screening Q & A:

Presented by We Rise Poughkeepsie, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and The Vassar Film Department.

Women Picturing Women

On Saturday, September 12, Patricia Phagan, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, gives a preview of a 2021 exhibition, Women Picturing Women: From Personal Spaces to Public Ventures, opening February 6 and closing June 13. Organized by subject, the exhibition examines around forty key images of women by women artists in works from the collection, dating from the seventeenth century to the 1960s. The exhibition’s portraits, domestic scenes, and idyllic landscapes are saturated in intimate, personal settings, though the show’s history, work, and urban subjects rely on the artist navigating more public, unpredictable environments. Artists featured in the presentation include Angelica Kauffman, Elizabeth Coffin, Lilly Martin Spencer, Berthe Morisot, Käthe Kollwitz, Elizabeth Catlett, Diane Arbus, and Sylvia Sleigh.

Following the talk, there will be a screening of "Women Painters" (52 minutes), a French TV documentary directed by Maneulle Blanc.

Free, but attendees need to register here for access to the livestream.

The talk is hosted by 330 Gallery and WE RISE Poughkeepsie, a downtown celebration of the centennial of women's right to vote.

Public Hours

Nov 24–Dec 13 Only

Tue 10am–5pm
Wed 10am–5pm
Thu 10am–8pm
Fri 10am–5pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 1pm–5pm
Closed Mondays and Thanksgiving Day


Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot accommodate group tours at this time, and capacity in the galleries is limited. All visitors are required to wear masks.


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


Parking is on Raymond Avenue only. Entrance to the galleries is via the Raymond Ave. gate through the sculpture garden.

Students & Faculty

Consult the Teaching & Learning section of the VassarTogether page for information about visiting the Loeb during the week.

Please note that weekend hours are restricted to the general public only.


The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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