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Past Exhibition

Black is Black Ain't

When: October 31 - November 12, 2006

About the Show
In conjunction with the Vassar African Studies Department and the Dean of the Faculty's Office, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center will host the exhibition Black is Black Ain't, an exhibition that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the film industry. On loan from the Separate Cinema Archive, this selection of film posters chronicles the long journey of this country's black film stars, including Paul Robeson, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier, and Spike Lee, among others. This exhibition has been organized by Mia Mask, assistant professor of film and John Kisch of Separate Cinema, along with the assistance of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Sponsored by the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Open to the public.


Mon Closed
Tue 10am-5pm
Wed 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-5pm
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

It is best to make an appointment with the curator of prints and drawings, Patricia Phagan.

Late Nights suspended

Thursday Late Night at the Lehman Loeb is suspended, pending further review.


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

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