Events

Family Day

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Family Day, designed for children ages 5-10, will feature fun, hands-on art activities related to the art on view in the galleries, along with kid-friendly mini-tours. This fall the focus is on different printmaking techniques, with a variety of materials and mediums to be explored. Children can see the fascinating prints of artist Helen Frankenthaler in the temporary exhibition galleries. Vassar student docents lead the activities and tours. Activities are on-going so families can drop in at any time during the program. The programs are free, and no registration is required.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: The Big Read: Native Texts and Robert Rauschenberg's "Opal Gospel"

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Big Read starts at 5:30

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Poets and curators come together for an exploration of the ways artist Robert Rauschenberg used Native American texts to create a 3-dimensional object that can itself be considered a visual poem. Opal Gospel, ten silkscreen prints on acrylic, is in the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and will be on view during this program hosted by Art Center curatorial staff, poet and Vassar College faculty member Molly McGlennen, and poet/editor Alex Raz ’16. A poetry open mic in the galleries follows. This program is one of many public programs that are part of “The Big Read,” a project sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. This fall’s programs revolve around Native American poetry and specifically Joy Harjo’s book of poems, How We Became Human. Here is the link to the library's website where a complete calendar listing of Big Read programs can be found.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Friday, October 27, 2017, 1:30-2:15pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Bring your preschoolers to college this fall! "Storytime at the Museum" is a program designed to help little ones ages 3-5 feel comfortable in a museum using the fun and familiar format of storytime. We'll read a picture book, share a rhyme or a song, take a short gallery stroll, and make a simple craft to take home. Storytime will also be held on November 17; each month has a different theme.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: The Art of Protest: Faith and Power in the Age of Martin Luther's Reformation; and Annual Fashion Show

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Starting at 5:00pm "The Art of Protest: Faith and Power in the Age of Martin Luther’s Reformation" features works from Vassar collections with speakers Nancy Bisaha (History), Marc Epstein (Religion), Susan Kuretsky (Art), Ronald Patkus (Special Collections), and Klaus Yoder (Religion). Songs of the Renaissance will be performed by Eric Brenner ‘96, Drew Minter, David Root, and Peter Walker ‘09.

At 8:00pm, the Art Center presents the annual Fashion Show in collaboration with The Drama Department, Contrast magazine, the Vassar College Costume Collection, and the Vassar French Club.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Artful Dodger with Sophia Harvey

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Artful Dodger starts at 5:30

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

At 5:30pm, this fall's "Artful Dodger" series continues with Sophia Harvey, Department of Film, who will speak on Francis Bacon's painting Study for Portrait, IV (1953). 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Gallery Talk: The Prints of Helen Frankenthaler, with Patricia Phagan

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Patricia Phagan will discuss the Fluid Expressions exhibition from her perspective as curator of prints and drawings for the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. She will explore the exhibition as a whole and highlight Frankenthaler's mastery of multiple printmaking techniques by looking at selected works in detail.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:30-2:15pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Bring your preschoolers to college this fall! "Storytime at the Museum" is a program designed to help little ones ages 3-5 feel comfortable in a museum using the fun and familiar format of storytime. We'll read a picture book, share a rhyme or a song, take a short gallery stroll, and make a simple craft to take home. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week. Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is made possible by the generous support of the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

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. 24 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.

Admission

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

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

Coordinator of Public Education and Information

(845) 437-7745

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124 Raymond Ave Box 703
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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