The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is open to the public on weekends only as of August 8. Read more details about visiting. Please visit VassarTogether for the College’s Fall 2020 plans and policies.

Group Tours

Group Tours: Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot accommodate group tours at this time, and capacity in the galleries is limited.

Self-Guided Tours: Individuals and small adult groups are welcome to tour the galleries on their own. 

All visitors are required to wear masks. 

We look forward to resuming guided tours as soon as possible, but in the meantime we encourage you to engage with the collection in other ways:

SCHOOL GROUPS:

  1. Take your class on a Virtual Field Trip. The Loeb’s education staff will be happy to meet with your students on Zoom or another platform. We can look at works from the permanent collection that correspond with your specific curriculum goals, or just explore some of the museum’s highlights together. Or let us know what you’re dreaming of. Call 845-437-7745 or email Margaret Vetare (mavetare@vassar.edu).
  2. Try any of the suggestions for community groups, below.

COMMUNITY GROUPS:

  1. Participate in the Loeb’s calendar of diverse virtual programs, which include offerings such as artist interviews; talks and lectures by faculty, curators, and students, and art-making videos for young people to try at home. Consider inviting the members of your group to all participate in one of these programs and then organize a discussion about it afterward. The best way to find out about all these offerings is by signing up for the Loeb at Home e-news.
  2. Explore the collection online using our searchable database. There are approximately 22,000 objects in the collection spanning thousands of years, many cultures, and most mediums. High-quality digital photographs accompany almost all the objects in the database, allowing you to get a detailed look. Consider choosing three objects from the collection that you think your members would find interesting, and encourage them to look on their own at each image carefully and slowly (about fifteen minutes per artwork), and then host a group discussion about their observations.
  3. Take a virtual tour of some of the many exhibitions we now have online. Encourage your members to visit a virtual exhibition on their own and then facilitate a group discussion about the theme of the exhibition, which objects stood out the most, and why.
  4. View the Loeb’s renowned collection of Hudson River School landscapes in an interactive 3D virtual exhibition! You can go for a virtual stroll through the galleries where those luminous 19th-century paintings reside, and you can click on the works you like best to see what the curators have to say about them.


Questions?

Contact Margaret Vetare, Curator of Public Education (mavetare@vassar.edu).

Public Hours

Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 1pm–5pm

HOURS FOR VASSAR STUDENTS & FACULTY

Wed 10am–5pm
Thu 10am–8pm
Fri 10am–5pm

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