The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is open on a revised schedule. Read more about hours and visiting and see VassarTogether for the College’s Spring 2021 plans and policies.

Past Exhibition

Excerpt: Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection

When: October 26, 2008 - January 4, 2009

About the Show
In 2002, independent curator and art advisor Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn (Vassar class of 1989) opened Salon 94, an experimental project space devoted to emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. The 1,500 square-foot exhibition space is on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the first floor of the home of Jeanne and her husband Nicolas Rohatyn where much of their own private collection can be found in the living quarters just upstairs from the gallery. Ms. Rohatyn, who studied Art History at Vassar College and went on to earn a graduate degree from New York University's Institute of Fine Art, became familiar with contemporary art at very young age. Her father is a prominent art dealer and her mother is an art educator who writes books on art, and as a result, she is completely at home with the notion of living with art. Ms. Rohatyn’s collection, which includes artist portraits of her and her family, reflects a personal connection to the artists she supports and reveals how her passion for art permeates both her private and professional life. In a recent interview about art collecting she said, “Regardless of which medium you choose to start with, the most important thing is to buy art that moves you.” This exhibition demonstrates her belief in that statement by featuring a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and videos by a wide range of artists working today. Artists under consideration include Barry X Ball, Huma Bhabha, Glenn Brown, Benjamin Edwards, Katy Grannan, David Hammons, Sarah Lucas, Julie Mehretu, Marilyn Minter, Wengechi Mutu, Aïda Ruilova, Laurie Simmons, and others. While the work shows evidence of a diverse set of social, political, ethnic, and intergenerational interests, it is bound together in this distinguished collection, which not only illustrates the personal preferences of an experienced collector with a well-trained eye, but also reveals a rare intimacy and deep understanding of the power of the art of our time.

Public Hours

Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm
The Loeb will be closed the weekend of Dec 26–27 and will re-open on weekends starting Jan. 2.

Covid-19

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

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


Parking/Entrance

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.

Contact

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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Main office

(845) 437-5237
(845) 437-5955 (Fax)

Information Line

(845) 437-5632