Events

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Join us for extended gallery hours and a lively atmosphere each Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 

Movement Captured: Choreography of Martha Graham & Isadora Duncan

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:30pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

The Focus Gallery exhibition Movement Captured: Dance in Art from the Permanent Collection is brought to life by dancers who will present the choreography of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham, two women at the forefront of modern dance at its inception in America. Classical ballet variations performed by Vassar students complete this program. Introduction by Miriam Mahdaviani (Department of Dance).

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Join us for extended gallery hours and a lively atmosphere each Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 

The Big Read: Talk by Photographer Wendy Ewald, "Portraits and Dreams"

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:30pm

Where: Taylor Hall 203 & Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Throughout her projects around the world, renowned photographer and Hudson Valley resident Wendy Ewald encourages community members to examine and depict their own lives and experiences through the medium of photography. Ms. Ewald will give an illustrated talk about her project Portraits and Dreams: Photographs and Stories by Children of the Appalachians, in which she taught photography to school children in rural Letcher County, Kentucky. Ewald asked the children to photograph themselves and their familiar surroundings, and to think about the stories they could tell through the medium. Their photos, and those taken by Ms. Ewald, offer a counterpoint to images of Appalachia taken by outsiders. A reception and gallery viewing in the Loeb Art Center follows the talk. This program is part of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District's NEA-funded "Big Read" project. Visit https://poklib.org/events/nea-big-read-2019/ for a complete list of Big Read events this fall.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Friday, November 8, 2019, 2:30-3:15pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Designed for 3-5 year olds, this 45-minute program welcomes young children (and their grown-ups) to the art museum using the familiar format of story hour. We will read a picture book, take a mini-tour of the galleries, and make a simple hands-on art project. Storytime will also be held on December 13. Each month has a different theme.

Movement Captured: Choreography of Ted Shawn

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:30pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Two men are synonymous with modern dance in America, Ted Shawn and Merce Cunningham. Adam Weinert (Vassar College Department of Dance), acclaimed expert in Ted Shawn's work, will demonstrate the work created for Shawn's all male dance company. The program is one of a series of programs related to the current Focus Gallery exhibition, Movement Captured: Dance in Art from the Permanent Collection. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Movement Captured: Site-specific Choreography

When: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:00-9:00pm, performance at 5:30 & 7:30

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Alaina Wilson, Vassat College '16, will perform site-specific choreography related to works on view in the galleries. The program is in association with the Focus Gallery exhibition, Movement Captured: Dance in Art from the Permanent Collection, , which is on view through December 20.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Curator's Gallery Talk with Mary-Kay Lombino; Poetry Night

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

At 5:00pm, curator Mary-Kay Lombino will give a tour through the galleries and discuss individual works and themes in the Shape of Light photography exhibition. At 7:00pm, it's Poetry Night, co-hosted by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. 

Artist's Gallery Talk & Film Screening with Katy Grannan

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 4:00pm (talk) & 6:30pm (screening)

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center & Taylor Hall 203

At 4pm in the Loeb galleries, Bay Area photographer Katy Grannan (born in Arlington, Massachusetts, 1969) will discuss her portraits of those who exist in social anonymity; one of her large-scale portraits is included in the Shape of Light exhibition. A reception at 6pm and screening of Grannan’s first feature film The Nine (2016; 1h 38 min) at 6:30pm will take place in Taylor Hall 203. Grannan received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Publications of her work include Model American (Aperture, 2005), The Westerns (2007), Boulevard (2011), and The Ninety Nine and the Nine (2014). 

About the film: The Nine is an intimate and unflinching portrait of a ravaged community living on Modesto's South Ninth Street—“The Nine”—a barren, forgotten street in California’s Great Central Valley (the setting for The Grapes of Wrath and Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother). The film focuses on Kiki, an effervescent and childlike drifter, whose only means of escape is through her imagination, and whose precarious sense of self-worth hinges on the making of the film. The Nine never sensationalizes—rather, it is a quiet elegy to Kiki and others living on The Nine, each of whom clings to the possibility of an alternate life. Through Kiki’s brave vulnerability, keen observations of lost childhood, and the fundamental need for connection, the distance between ourselves and the “the other” is erased.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Yoga in the Galleries

When: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Join us for extended gallery hours and a lively atmosphere each Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. This week at 6:00, join us for Yoga in the Galleries with Cassandra Currie. Currie, a Vassar alumna, is also a Kripalu-certified yoga instructor, a master's degree psychotherapist, and a well-versed certified holistic health counselor specializing in Ayurvedic nutrition. For the past ten years, she’s been joyfully teaching yoga at Vassar, and off-campus she teaches at Yoga Yoga in Rosendale. Open to all levels; bring your own mat.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Friday, December 13, 2019, 2:30-3:15pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Designed for 3-5 year olds, this 45-minute program welcomes young children (and their grown-ups) to the art museum using the familiar format of story hour. We will read a picture book, take a mini-tour of the galleries, and make a simple hands-on art project. 

Hours

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

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and from Dec. 22 through Jan. 15.

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.

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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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