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

A Taste for the Modern: Gifts from Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Edna Bryner Schwab, and Virginia Herrick Deknatel

When: June 24 - September 4, 2011

About the Show

A Taste for the Modern celebrates the important gift-giving of three generous Vassar College alumnae, all collectors of modern art. Through dozens of paintings, prints, and drawings, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Vassar College class of 1931, engaged Vassar in the heady art world of the late 1940s and 1950s, while Edna Bryner Schwab, Vassar College class of 1907, profoundly enhanced the collection's Stieglitz Circle works. Virginia Herrick Deknatel, Vassar College class of 1929, infused the permanent collection with key post-impressionist and modernist works on paper and sculpture. This exhibition of selected works reveals these collectors' passions for acquiring modern art across a range of media.

A Taste for the Modern is supported by the Evelyn Metzger Exhibition Fund.

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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