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.

Current Exhibition

The Great Wonder: Violet Oakley and the Gothic Revival at Vassar

When: February 27 - June 13, 2021

About the Show

(Please Note: All exhibition dates are subject to change. Please check for updates before visiting.)

 This exhibition brings together preparatory drawings and other materials related to Violet Oakley’s vibrant painted triptych, The Great Wonder: A Vision of the Apocalypse. Oakley created this visionary work and its surrounding decorative architectural scheme for the living room of Vassar’s Alumnae House on the occasion of its opening in 1924.

Organizers of the exhibition include the Loeb’s Curator of Academic Programs, Elizabeth Nogrady; Christopher Platts (visiting professor, Department of Art); and the students of ART 218: The Museum in History, Theory, and Practice. This exhibition is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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
(845) 437-5955 (Fax)

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(845) 437-5632