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


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

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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(845) 437-5237
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