The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is now open to all visitors six days per week from 11am to 5pm (except on Mondays). For more information about access to the Vassar campus please consult VassarTogether.

Charles Loring Elliott, Portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1861

In the News

Vision and Optics in Photography installation on view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through July 20, 2015

Vision and Optics in Photography is the current theme of Art, Science, and Technology at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, an ongoing series of small installations from the permanent collection that anticipates the opening of the new Science Center in 2016. The works displayed relate to optical devices, such as the camera obscura and stereograph, as well as photographic processes that explore the nature of sight like Eadweard Muybridge’s iconic Animal Locomotion. Also on view are photographs produced through the manipulation of technical methods to serve artistic ends, examples of which are Cutting the Gladdon by Peter Henry Emerson and Agave Design II by Imogen Cunningham. A sampling of optical light effects in photography includes works by Andreas Feininger, Carlotta Corpron, and Minor White. In the Landing Gallery. 

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Public Hours

Tuesday 11am–5pm
Wednesday 11am–5pm
Thursday 11am–5pm
Friday 11am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 11am–5pm


Please note that all visitors are asked to wear masks in the galleries.


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


Parking is on Raymond Avenue only. Please enter via the Pavilion immediately inside the Archway entrance to the campus.

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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