Florine Stettheimer, Natatorium Undine, 1927


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Described by the press as “Vassar’s Gift to the Valley,” The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center opened to the public in 1993, giving Hudson Valley art lovers free access to the college’s collection of works spanning the history of art from antiquity to the present. One of the nation’s finest teaching museums,The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is an important resource not only for the Poughkeepsie community, but for thousands of visitors each year who travel to the Hudson Valley, drawn by its growing reputation as an arts destination. We invite you to join the Art Center and to become an active supporter of the vibrant cultural life of our community.

membership As a member, you will receive invitations to exhibition openings, lectures, tours of artists’ studios, private collections, and special events. You will also receive the Art Center’s newsletter, Art at Vassar, a publication designed to keep you up to-date on current and upcoming exhibitions and recent acquisitions, with articles from the director, faculty, and staff that will greatly enhance your appreciation of The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center; and other benefits listed under “Membership Categories and Benefits.”

Your membership is vitally important in advancing arts education and outreach programs for the community, the development of exhibitions, and the acquisition of works for the collection. Join us by renewing, or becoming a member, today!

Membership Categories and Benefits

$10 Current Vassar Student
  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • Bi-annual newsletter Art at Vassar
  • 10% discount on all Art Center purchases
$25 Junior (graduate within the past five years)
All of the above, plus:
  • Advance announcements to lectures and gallery talks
  • Invitations to local and regional art-related events
$50 Individual
All of the above, plus:
  • Special behind-the-scenes tours of artists’ studios and private collections
  • Invitations to special educational family programs
$100 Contributing
(Memberships at the $100 level or above allow you to enroll a spouse/partner at the same address)
All of the above, plus:
  • Complimentary Art Center gift
$250 Sustaining
All of the above, plus:
$500 Donor
All of the above, plus:
  • Select exhibition catalogues published throughout the year
$1,000 Patron
All of the above, plus:
  • Docent tour of the current exhibition for a group of 10 family members, friends or colleagues (scheduled by request)
$2,500 Benefactor
All of the above, plus:
  • Curatorial tour of the current exhibition for a group of 10 family members, friends or colleagues (scheduled by request)
$5,000 Director’s Circle
All of the above, plus:
  • Director’s Tour, a specially arranged discussion on works in the permanent collection (scheduled by request)

Art at Vassar

The bi-annual newsletter of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (FLLAC). The following issues are available to view or download:


Mon Closed
Tue 10am-5pm
Wed 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-9pm
Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and from Dec. 22 through Jan. 15.

Print Room - Students & Public

Wed 3pm-5pm
Fri 2pm-4pm

It is best to make an appointment with the curator of prints and drawings, Patricia Phagan.

Late Nights

The Art Center stays open late Thursdays 5-9pm. Enjoy extended gallery hours in an enlivened atmosphere with creative happenings every week.


Admission is free and open to the public. All galleries are wheelchair accessible.

Group visits are welcome. To schedule a reservation, please contact:

Coordinator of Public Education and Information

(845) 437-7745


The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave Box 703
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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Main office

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

Information Line

(845) 437-5632