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

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Join a distinguished lecture featuring Suzanne Preston Blier, “Picasso's Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins & Creativity"

On November 6th at 6p.m. in Taylor 203, Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, will deliver her lecture “Picasso's Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins & Creativity.”

Blier served as President of the College Art Association, 2017-18. Two of her articles appeared in Art Bulletin’s Centennial Anthology of top 33 art history articles from the last century. Her publications include, most recently, Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Story of the Origins of a Modern Masterpiece [in press 2019] and Asen: Mémoires forgés à fer dans l’Art Vodun du Dahomey (2018 Barbier-Mueller Museum). Other books include Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba (2015, 2016 Prose Prize in Art History and Criticism, African Vodun: Art, Psychology and Power (1995  Charles Rufus Morey Prize) and  The Anatomy of Architecture: Ontology and Metaphor in Batammaliba Architectural Expression (1987, Arnold Rubin Prize), and The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art (2017) with D. Bindman and H.L. Gates, Jr. Blier is a member of the National Committee for the History of Art and is Chair of the International Advisory Committee, for WorldMap, an electronic interactive mapping database.

Sponsored by the Agnes Rindge Claflin Fund, a gift of the Friends of the Lehman Loeb Art Center and administered by the Art Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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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