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


Summer Reading: The Recreation of Language in Twentieth-Century Art

8 pages with 17 color illustrations
Exhibition June 29-September 16, 2001
Price: $5.00

About the publication
To read is an optical act; to see well, a form of literacy. These fundamental modernist insights, embodied at the turn of the century in the late poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé and in early cubist art, inaugurated a cultural epoch that would be marked by the vigorous, vibrant mutual "recreation" of word and image by artists and writers from throughout the world.

Drawn from the collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and fourteen lenders, the exhibition Summer Reading brought together paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, collages, books and book-objects, poet-artist collaborations, comic strips, and more by over 50 major figures, ranging from René Magritte to Cy Twombly, Saul Steinberg to Marcel Duchamp, Jenny Holzer to Ed Ruscha, Guillaume Apollinaire to Xu Bing. This full-color brochure features a critical essay by curator Joel Smith and a complete checklist of the exhibition.

Ordering Information:

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All orders are sent book rate unless otherwise requested. On orders totaling over $10, please include $3 for postage.

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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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