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

Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection

When: July 12 - September 8, 2013

About the Show

This exhibition, named after the now-famous lectures given by the late Kirk Varnedoe on the subject of abstract art, brings together key works in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, and prints in order to examine the evolution of abstract art in the twentieth century. While abstract art comes in many forms, it often shares a use of a particular visual language of form, color, and line to create imagery that is independent from visual references in the world.

The works in this exhibition showcases various types of abstraction that emerged during the last century including surrealism, abstract expressionism, color-field and hard-edge painting, geometric abstraction, and minimalism. Examples of these styles will be represented in the work of Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Nancy Graves, Peter Halley, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Tom Nozkowski, Aaron Siskind, Frank Stella, Mark Tobey, Anne Truitt, and Terry Winters.

This exhibition is supported by the Evelyn Metzger Exhibition Fund.

Public Hours

Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 1pm–5pm

HOURS FOR VASSAR STUDENTS & FACULTY

Wed 10am–5pm
Thu 10am–8pm
Fri 10am–5pm

Covid-19

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

Admission is free and open to all. All galleries are wheelchair accessible.


Parking/Entrance

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.

Contact

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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(845) 437-5237
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