The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is open to the public on weekends only as of August 8. Read more details about visiting. Please visit VassarTogether for the College’s Fall 2020 plans and policies.

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.

Public Hours

Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 1pm–5pm


Wed 10am–5pm
Thu 10am–8pm
Fri 10am–5pm


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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