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.

Current Exhibition

Photo Currents: Media, Circulation, Spectacle

When: July 10 - October 10, 2021

About the Show

This small, focused exhibition will be on view upstairs in the Hoene Hoy Photography Gallery. In light of the radical transformation of popular media with the rise of the internet, citizen journalism, and social media, this exhibition considers photography’s role as a mediator of collective experiences and memories of historical events. Ever since its invention almost two centuries ago, photography has turned newsworthy events into consumable spectacles. The exhibition considers how photographs create and circulate media spectacles. As we witness the ever-increasing power of images to verify and manufacture truth, we are challenged to consider our relationship to modern media as consumers, citizens, and humans. Included are works by Burton Berinsky, Billy Name, Andy Warhol, and Garry Winogrand, among others. The Hoene Hoy Photography Gallery was established through an endowment given by Anne Hoene Hoy, Vassar alumna, class of 1963.

Public Hours

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


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


The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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

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