The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is open six days per week from 10am to 5pm (except on Mondays) and on Thursdays until 7pm. For the safety of our staff and other visitors, everyone entering must be be fully vaccinated and remain masked at all times. For more information about access to the Vassar campus please consult VassarTogether.

Upcoming Exhibition

Cryosphere: Humans and Climate in Art from the Loeb

When: January 17 – May 22, 2022

About the Show

In 1914, literary naturalist and Hudson Valley resident John Burroughs wrote, “In the snow-storm: we are admitted into Nature’s oldest laboratory.” This laboratory is part of the cryosphere, the term given to places on Earth where water is in solid, rather than liquid, form. Describing the fleeting and varied forms of the cryosphere—ice and snow in particular—is a challenge shared by artists and scientists alike. This Focus Gallery exhibition applies the approach and knowledge of an earth scientist to art that focuses on the cryosphere, with the aim of enhancing viewers’ understanding of not only the works themselves, but also the planet we inhabit. It features paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture from the nineteenth century to the present day, including works by Sanford Robinson Gifford, Taguchi Beisaku, Doris Lee, and Oshutsiak Pudlat. This exhibition is co-organized by the Loeb and Jill Schniederman, professor of Earth Science.

This exhibition was made possible by generous support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Programming was funded by the Jill Troy Werner ’71 Endowment for Research and Teaching on Climate Change and Sustainability.

Public Hours

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


For the safety of our staff and other visitors, all visitors must be fully vaccinated and are required 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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