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.

Past Exhibition

The Great Wonder: Violet Oakley and the Gothic Revival at Vassar

When: February 27 - June 13, 2021

About the Show

This exhibition brings together preparatory drawings and other materials related to Violet Oakley’s vibrant painted triptych, The Great Wonder: A Vision of the Apocalypse. Oakley created this visionary work and its surrounding decorative architectural scheme for the living room of Vassar’s Alumnae House on the occasion of its opening in 1924.

Organizers of the exhibition include the Loeb’s Curator of Academic Programs, Elizabeth Nogrady; Christopher Platts (visiting professor, Department of Art); and the students of ART 218: The Museum in History, Theory, and Practice. This exhibition is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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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