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

Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints

When: September 20 - December 15, 2013

About the Show

The Tale of Genji, written in the eleventh century by the Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu, has greatly influenced Japanese culture, from novels and kabuki performances to today’s manga and animé. That influence can be clearly seen in the works in this exhibition, which features a rich array of fifty-seven woodblock prints by many of Japan’s leading eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists. They vividly depict the fictional poet, politician, and lover Prince Genji and his world of the imperial court. They also present the life and times of the fictional nineteenth-century hero Mitsuuji, featured in the popular serial narrative The Rustic Genji by a Fraudulent Murasaki. The exhibition is drawn from the Scripps College collection and the collection of Genji prints belonging to Jack and Paulette Lantz, considered one of the finest.

The exhibition is organized by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, Claremont, California, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated book. The exhibition at Vassar benefits from the support of 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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