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 Ongoing Moment: Recent Acquisitions of Photography at the Loeb

When: March 13 - June 27, 2021

About the Show

Included in this exhibition in the Hoene Hoy Photography Gallery are recent acquisitions by Dawoud Bey, Mary Ellen Mark, Carrie Mae Weems, Aaron Turner, and Ray Metzker. This single-gallery exhibition borrows its title from a 2005 book by Geoff Dyer, in which the art historian and critic proposed that every photograph is part of a longer, larger narrative. He observed that similar kinds of images show up again and again in photography throughout history. These repetitions remind us that images become part of shared consciousness and trajectories of collective experience. In the photographs currently on view, familiar settings such as city streets or kitchen tables allude to longer stories that extend far beyond the frame. Aware that images made with a camera are constructed and subjective, these photographers demonstrate how photography can extend time rather than freeze it. 

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

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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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