The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is now open to all visitors six days per week from 10am to 5pm (except on Mondays) and on Thursdays until 7pm. For more information about access to the Vassar campus please consult VassarTogether.

Current Exhibition

Hudson Valley History Reimagined: Vinnie Bagwell's Portraits of Enslaved Youth

When: June 5 - September 5, 2021

About the Show

This exhibition is an effort to bring awareness to aspects of our region’s history that are so frequently left out of the dominant narrative, timed to Juneteenth, a day that memorializes the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. and is celebrated on June 19th. Yonkers-based artist Vinnie Bagwell’s bronze statues of African youth pay tribute to people separated from their families and their homes and sold into slavery in a foreign land. A slide show of a local family album reminds us that Black families not only worked the land but were owners of farmland nearby. Works on paper from the Loeb collection are included as a backdrop for the often-untold stories of African families and their descendants. The exhibition is on view in the new In the Spotlight space, which reflects a commitment to broaden, and amplify, the voices represented in the museum setting, and to ensure that our programs and practices that place the Loeb in conversation with our communities. Support for In the Spotlight is provided by Mary Ellen Weisl Rudolph ’61, P ’98 and James N. Rudolph P ’98.

Public Hours

Tuesday 10am–5pm
Wednesday 10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–7pm
Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 10am–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.


Late Thursdays for students only from 7pm to 9pm.


The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Contact Us

Main office

(845) 437-5237
(845) 437-5955 (Fax)

Information Line

(845) 437-5632