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

Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper

When: January 18 - March 30, 2013

About the Show

Teaching with the permanent art collection has been central to Vassar College since its founding. Just as Matthew Vassar purchased paintings, drawings, and prints for the young women of the 1860s to see and study, staff since then have cared for the original collection, added to it through purchases, gifts, and bequests, and engaged generations of Vassar students in a laboratory-like atmosphere of “going to the source” through direct experience and inquiry. Though emphases in the curriculum have changed throughout the years, works under consideration for acquisition have traditionally been weighed for their teaching value, for filling gaps in particular areas, and for conveying an aesthetic and conceptual boldness.

The past five years of collecting activity among the staff has resulted in a number of significant acquisitions of works on paper, one of the strongest areas in the permanent collection. This exhibition samples many of those drawings, prints, photographs, and artists’ books acquired since 2007 and ranges from the Italian Renaissance in the sixteenth century to Manhattan in the twenty-first. Artists represented are European, American, Japanese, and Inuit and include Giorgio Ghisi, Henri Matisse, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jacob Lawrence, Nan Goldin, and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center 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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