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.

Upcoming Exhibition

Children in War

A Student-Organized Exhibition of Photographs from the Loeb

When: October 30, 2021 – January 2, 2022

About the Show

Experiences of war, physical displacement, and political upheaval are some of the most important and urgent subjects of photography, past and present. This exhibition addresses these topics through works from the Loeb’s permanent collection of photography selected by Vassar students currently enrolled in an interdisciplinary course offered by Tracey Holland (Department of Latin American and Latinx Studies). At a time when the world is witnessing the largest displacement of people since World War II, due in significant measure to armed conflict, this class examines select case studies and their consequences for children. A principal aim of the course is to study the efforts of journalists, photographers, and writers of young adult literature to raise awareness about children and armed conflict, and to treat them in such a way that provokes understanding, empathy, and solidarity. As part of their coursework, students were assigned to select, research, and write about one photograph each from the Loeb’s collection. Their selections and writing are featured in this exhibition.

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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