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

A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum

When: September 16 - December 11, 2011

About the Show

A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum presents fifty-seven rarely seen works dating from the late 15th through the 19th centuries. The exhibition is divided into four sections on drawings from Italy, the Low Countries, France, and Central Europe. Included are key works in various materials by artists such as Vittore Carpaccio, Albrecht Dürer, Fra Bartolommeo, Federico Barocci, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The exhibition showcases the variety and quality of the finest early collection of European drawings in the United States. The collection was acquired between 1869 and 1871 by forward-thinking railroad magnate Edwin Bryant Crocker, who was deeply concerned for the cultural life of the new state of California.

A Pioneering Collection: Master Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum was organized by the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

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

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(845) 437-5632