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 Spring 2021 plans and policies.

Ludger tom Ring, the Younger (attributed to), The Open Missal, mid-sixteenth century


Modern Metropolis

16 pages with 52 color illustrations
Exhibition April 5-June 16, 2002
Price: $5.00

About the publication
This exhibition explores the changing image of New York City in the art and photography of a vibrant era, spanning the period from the Armory Show of 1913 to the international triumph of the "New York School" in the 1950s. So vast and quick-changing that it defied traditional means of portrayal, the ultimate "modern metropolis"spurred artists from around the world to forge new modes of urban imagination and to invent artistic techniques equal to the richness of their surroundings. Works from the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center are joined by loans from thirteen public and private collections in this survey of New York's meteoric career. This brochure features essays by curators Joel Smith and Patricia Phagan, a complete checklist, and color illustrations of the work of 45 of the artists in the exhibition, including Man Ray, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Steichen, Stuart Davis, Margaret Bourke-White, Joseph Stella, Lewis Hine, and Alfred Stieglitz.

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The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave
Vassar College
Box 703
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-00703

(845) 437-5237

Public Hours

Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm
The Loeb will be closed the weekend of Dec 26–27 and will re-open on weekends starting Jan. 2.


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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