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

Hudson River School Trilogy

When: August 17 - October 21, 2007

About the Show
Hudson River School Trilogy presents three views of this critical period in the history of American art, first through the eyes of collectors Alvin and Maryann Friedman, Vassar class of 1955, who have devoted themselves to collecting American art of this period since they experienced the seminal Vassar exhibition on the subject All Seasons and Every Light in 1983. Since then, they have assembled an exceptional, very focused group of paintings by the Hudson River School’s key practitioners including Frederic Edwin Church, Sanford Gifford, and Jasper Francis Cropsey, eleven of which comprise the first portion of the exhibition. Adding context to the Friedman’s collection are selections from the original Vassar collection assembled by the Reverend Elias Lyman Magoon in the mid-nineteenth century that served as the substance for All Seasons and Every Light, and a third gallery of selected Hudson River School drawings by masters such as John Frederick Kensett and Aaron Draper Shattuck in addition to Gifford, Church, and Cropsey.

The exhibition is jointly organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. A catalogue, fully illustrated in color, accompanies the Friedman Collection portion of the exhibition.

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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