“Storytime at the Museum” is taking place on February 15, March 29, and May 3, at 2pm in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. Designed for 3-5-year-olds, this 45-minute program introduces young children (and their grown-ups) to art museums using the familiar format of story hour. We will read a picture book, take a mini-tour of the galleries, and make a simple hands-on art project. Each month has a different theme.
Sponsored by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, this program is free and open to all. Plan to arrive at Vassar fifteen minutes early to find parking and walk to the Art Center. For more information call (845) 437-7745.
About the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. The current 36,400-square-foot facility, designed by Cesar Pelli and named in honor of the new building’s primary donor, opened in 1993. Vassar was the first U.S. college founded with an art museum as a part of its original plans, and at any given time, the Permanent Collection Galleries of the Art Center feature approximately 350 works from Vassar’s extensive collections. The Art Center’s collections chart the history of art from antiquity to the present and comprise over 21,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and ceramic wares. Notable holdings include the Warburg Collection of Old Master prints, an important group of Hudson River School paintings given by Matthew Vassar at the college’s inception, and a wide range of works by major European and American 20th-century painters.
Admission to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is free and all galleries are wheelchair accessible. The Art Center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10am–5pm; Thursday, 10am–9pm; and Sunday, 1–5pm. Located at the entrance to the historic Vassar College campus, the Art Center can be reached within minutes from other Mid-Hudson cultural attractions, such as Dia:Beacon, the Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt national historic sites, and the Vanderbilt mansion. For additional information, the public may call (845) 437-5632 or visit fllac.vassar.edu.
Vassar College is a coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.