Events

Educators' Open House

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

PK–12 educators and school administrators are invited to explore the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation during our Educators’ Open House. Tour the galleries with curators and museum educators, enjoy food, drinks, and fun conversation, and learn about opportunities for students and teachers to connect with the Loeb. RSVP (helpful but not necessary): 845-437-7745.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. This week we celebrate the 13th anniversary of Late Night, and also welcome fiber artists (or hope-to-be fiber artists) to join Vassar Knitwits starting at 6:30 for a Maker Night focusing on knitting and crochet--appropriate activities in light of the textiles featured in the Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting exhibition and the fact that February 6 is National Sweater Day (in Canada). 

Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception for "Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation"

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 5:30pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center & Taylor Hall 102

Donald Kuspit is one of the most prestigious art critics in the United States. A specialist in modern and contemporary art, philosophy, and psychoanalysis, he engages all three areas with his writings and lectures. Kuspit is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy at Stony Brook University. The author of numerous books, catalogue essays, and articles, he interviewed Louise Bourgeois and has written incisively about her, especially from a psychoanalytic perspective. Professor Kuspit received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Frankfurt in Germany, a PhD in art history from the University of Michigan, and training at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New York University Medical Center. He will give a lecture in Taylor Hall 102 titled “The Benefit of Art According to Louise Bourgeois: ‘Art Is a Guarantee of Sanity.’” A reception follows in the Atrium of the Art Center.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. 

Gallery Talk: Mia Mask and Mary-Kay Lombino

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Professor Mia Mask (Department of Film; Africana Studies) and curator Mary-Kay Lombino will discuss photographs on view in the Hoene Hoy Photography Gallery and how they reflect the relationship between Western films and the central myths of the American experience.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Poetry Night

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. This week starting at 7:00, join us for an evening of poetry with the Poughkeepsie Public Library as guest host. There will be a featured poet at the beginning of the program followed by a poetry open mic.

Belle Ribicoff Lecture by Pamela H. Smith: “Art and Science, Making and Knowing in a 16th-Century Artisan’s Workshop”

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:30pm

Where: Taylor Hall Room 203

Pamela H. Smith is the Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University and founding Director of the Center for Science and Society and of The Making and Knowing Project. Smith’s lecture examines an intriguing late 16th-century anonymous manuscript, Ms. Fr. 640, whose technical and artistic “recipes” provide an opportunity to explore the intersections between craft-making and scientific knowing. Lecture sponsored by the Art Department.

Artist Talk: Kiki Smith: Print Possibilities

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:00pm

Where: Taylor Hall Room 203 & Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Kiki Smith has been known since the 1980s for her multidisciplinary practice relating to the human condition and the natural world. She uses a broad variety of materials to continuously expand and evolve a body of work that includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and textiles. For this talk she will focus on her work as a printmaker. Following the talk, which takes place in Taylor Hall 203, we will move to the Art Center's Focus Gallery exhibition Metal, Acid, Line: Etchings from the Loeb to discuss her stunning print Bird with Stars (2005), printed by Harlan and Weaver.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. 

Storytime at the Museum

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:00am

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. This month's theme is Textiles and Art.

Gallery Talk with Master Printers Judith Solodkin and Felix Harlan

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 5:00

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Patricia Phagan, the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings and the organizer of the Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting exhibition at the Art Center, joins New York master printers Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression and Felix Harlan of Harlan & Weaver in a walkthrough and discussion of their collaboration with Bourgeois.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Poetry Night

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. This week starting at 7:00, join us for an evening of poetry with the Poughkeepsie Public Library as guest host. There will be a featured poet at the beginning of the program followed by a poetry open mic.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 11:00am

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. This month's theme is Nature and Art.

Gallery Talk: Patricia Phagan on "Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting"

When: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Patricia Phagan, the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings and the organizer of the Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation exhibition at the Art Center, discusses the major themes and key highlights of the show.

Family Day

When: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Children and their families can enjoy a range of ongoing hands-on art activities inspired by works on view in the Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting exhibition, and child-friendly interactive “mini-tours” of the galleries will be offered throughout the afternoon as well. Activities will make use of several different art materials and techniques, including textiles and printmaking. Best suited for ages 5–10, the program is free and no reservations are required; participants can drop in at any time.

International Slow Art Day

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1:30pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Slowing down in an art museum offers unexpected benefits. Come see how looking slowly and long at just a few works of art can yield a revelatory experience that is vastly different from the usual museum hustle to see it all. Reflection over light refreshments will follow.

Claflin Lecture by Pam Lins

When: Monday, April 6, 2020, 6:00pm

Where: Taylor Hall Room 203

Pam Lins is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work explores the space and connections between painting and sculpture. Lecture sponsored by the Art Department.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Art Talks by Art Majors; Poetry Night

When: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. This week at 6:00pm, two Vassar College art majors will each give a 15-minute presentation on a work they have chosen from the collection. Then starting at 7:00pm it's An Evening of Poetry with the Poughkeepsie Public Library as guest host. There will be a featured poet at the beginning of the program followed by a poetry open mic.

Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception for "Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States"

When: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 4:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center & Taylor Hall 102

Retablos are thank-you notes to the heavens dedicated to Christ, the Virgin, or saints to consecrate a miraculous event. The votives in this exhibition—spanning the entirety of the twentieth century—were offered by Mexican migrants and their families to commemorate the dangers of crossing the border and living in the United States. Filled with emotive detail, they eloquently express subjects of greatest concern to the migrants, such as the difficulty of finding work or falling sick in a foreign land and the relief of returning home.

At 4:00pm there will be a reception in the Art Center Atrium and an opportunity to view the exhibition. Then at 5:30pm, Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey will give a joint lecture in Taylor Hall 102. Durand is a professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico), and Massey is a professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, with a joint appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School, at Princeton University (US). They co-direct the Mexican Migration Project (MMP), a binational research effort created in 1982 by an interdisciplinary team of researchers to further our understanding of the complex process of Mexican migration to the United States.

Storytime at the Museum

When: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 11:00am

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. This month's theme is Art and Imagination.

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb: Art Talks by Art Majors

When: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. This week at 6:00pm, two Vassar College art majors will each give a 15-minute presentation on a work they have chosen from the collection. 

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every Thursday. 

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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