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


When: June 27 - August 10, 2008

About the Show
This exhibition examines the development of the photographic portrait over a period of eight decades, presenting a selection from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center collection of close to 3,000 photographs. From August Sander’s iconic portraits of the 1920s to the unique personalities captured by visionary artist Diane Arbus in the 1960s and from the theatrical fictions created by Cindy Sherman in the 1970s to the deadpan views of ordinary New Yorkers by Rineke Dijkstra in the 1990s, this exhibition offers a rare view of the history of faces in photography.

Other artists whose work will be featured in the exhibition include Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Walead Beshty, Rineke Dijkstra, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Mark Goodman, Lewis W. Hine, Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Ari Marcopoulos, Thomas Ruff, August Sander, Cindy Sherman, Paul Strand, Jerry L. Thompson, Andy Warhol, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand, among others.

The exhibition is supported by the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Exhibition Fund.

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.


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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