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

Deluge

When: March 28 - July 20, 2014

About the Show

Deluge, a site-specific installation by Todd Knopke, is exemplary of the artist’s talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Two monumental cloth artworks are draped on opposite walls of the Art Center Atrium bookending the long, narrow space in colorful fabric. Beginning with a sewing machine and a pile of used clothes, sheets, towels, and blankets from friends and family, Knopke creates elaborately collaged scenes that are rich with texture, history, and meaning. His practice takes the American tradition of quilting and the European tradition of tapestry making and combines them with contemporary ideas of collage, painting, and sculpture.

 Todd Knopke received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MFA from Yale University School of Art. His work has been shown at galleries such as Sikkema Jenkins, Derek Eller Gallery, and Jeff Bailey Gallery (New York), Grimm Gallery (Amsterdam, NL), and TSA Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). He recently had a solo show at Feature Inc in New York. Knopke’s work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, NY Arts, the Village Voice, and Columbia Art Journal. His work is in many private collections and the collection of the Santa Barbara Art Museum. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Knopke lives and works in Brooklyn.

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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Main office

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

Information Line

(845) 437-5632