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.

Vassar Faculty and Students

Consult the Teaching & Learning section of the VassarTogether page for information about visiting the Loeb during the week.
Open to Vassar students and faculty on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, as well as on Thursday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. (Please note that weekend hours are restricted to the general public only.)

The Loeb seeks to support faculty and students from, and across, multiple disciplines. Museum staff, and in particular the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, help facilitate the discovery of meaningful connections between the works of art in the collection and diverse fields of study.

During Fall 2020, the Loeb galleries will be open to Vassar students and faculty on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, as well as Thursday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Accommodations may be made for occasional curricular access on Mondays and Tuesdays. Faculty interested in bringing a class to the Loeb should contact Elizabeth Nogrady (elnogrady@vassar.edu). Please note that students and faculty may not visit the Loeb on weekends, when the galleries will be open only to the general public.

Project Gallery:

Project Gallery requests can be made during Fall 2020.

The Project Gallery is an uncurated shared space where objects requested by faculty are exhibited for the benefit of student inquiry and research. In order to ensure the smooth coordination of the gallery’s use, we ask faculty to follow the procedures outlined below.

  • Because space in the project gallery is limited, a 2-month advance notice is recommended. We can sometimes work within a shorter time frame, but not all such requests can be accomodated.
  • A typical request is 3-5 objects, but we make every effort to accommodate more if needed.
  • When you have a request, please email Elizabeth Nogrady (elnogrady@vassar.edu). Provide as much of the following information as possible, including: 
    • Artist/title or accession number
    • Start and end dates for the objects to be on view
    • Professor’s name and contact information
    • Course title
    • Class assignment information
    • Any specific labeling requests
    • Any specific arrangement requests

We will confirm with you that space is available and help to finalize the object list. We will also check with curatorial and preparatory staff about potential condition and preparatory issues.

Depending on the exhibition schedule, the Loeb staff typically installs artwork on Mondays.

Print Room:

One of the Art Center’s greatest collection strengths is its print holdings, which numbers in the thousands and ranges from old master to contemporary works. Of special note is the Warburg Collection of Old Master Prints, which includes many fine examples of works by Dürer, Rembrandt, and others.

The Art Center has a limited number of works on paper on display in its galleries, and only for short periods of time due to their fragility and light sensitivity. However, faculty and students can ask to examine specific examples. We recognize that the experience of seeing works on paper in person can be invaluable and will make every effort to accommodate these requests.

Curator Elizabeth Nogrady (elnogrady@vassar.edu) makes appointments for faculty visits related to seeing works for class use. Individual study appointments for faculty and students are made through curator Patricia Phagan (paphagan@vassar.edu). During this period of time, we will need advance notice concerning the particular works you would like to see in anticipation of your visit. Please know that fewer people, masks, and social distancing are required in the Loeb study rooms.

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

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

Send email via contact form

Main office

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

Information Line

(845) 437-5632