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

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu

When: April 13 - June 17, 2012

About the Show

The paintings, drawings, and prints of Julie Mehretu are fantastical topographies – surfaces layered with veils of intricate imagery that reveal palpable tension between figuration and abstraction. Her works address ideas of interconnected modern civilizations with fragments from maps, city grids, weather charts, and even NFL diagrams. This exhibition showcases Mehretu’s decade-long engagement with printmaking, where the discipline of printing (and thinking) in multiple layers informs her work in all media.

The exhibition is organized by the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, where Mehretu has created several of her prints. Its accompanying catalogue includes an essay by Siri Engberg, guest curator of the exhibition and curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. An adjacent display of additional paintings and drawings by Mehretu will also be on view.

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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