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 Fall 2020 plans and policies.

Current Exhibition

Visible Bodies: Representing Blackness

When: August 15, 2020 - February 14, 2021

About the Show

Drawn from the Loeb’s permanent collection, this exhibition centers the tension between visibility and invisibility, inherent to the medium of photography, through works by Black American artists. Throughout its history, photography has held the powerful promise of making the world more visible, yet it has also been a powerful tool of erasure. Contemporary Black artists have used the conventions of photographic portraiture to call attention to mainstream refusals of Black humanity and opportunity in the United States. These works exemplify artists’ creative uses of photography to resist colonization, inequity, disenfranchisement, and brutality. Both artists and subjects have engaged with photography as a performative medium in which identity is constructed and negotiated, rather than assigned and fixed.

Public Hours

Nov 24–Dec 13 Only

Tue 10am–5pm
Wed 10am–5pm
Thu 10am–8pm
Fri 10am–5pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 1pm–5pm
Closed Mondays and Thanksgiving Day


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
(845) 437-5955 (Fax)

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(845) 437-5632