The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is free and open to all. The Loeb Art Center enhances and supports the College’s goals of leadership, scholarship, and integrative learning.

The Loeb achieves this through the preservation, documentation, interpretation, presentation, and development of its collections; and through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions and educational activities aimed at diverse audiences. Art should stand “boldly forth as an educational force,” declared founder Matthew Vassar. His college was the country’s first to be founded with a gallery and teaching collection.


In the Spotlight: Redefining Feminism at the Women’s Studio Workshop

August 20–December 22, 2022
A Japanese still life with a pillow on its lacquer stand and a porcelain bowl

Off the Market: Gift Economies and Art at the Loeb

October 1, 2022–January 19, 2023

On the Grid: Ways of Seeing in Print

August 20–December 22, 2022

Ways of Unseeing in Photography

August 20–December 22, 2022


An abstract black-and-white photograph by Aaron Turner featuring striped patterns.

The Loeb Art Center hosts a public reception celebrating the exhibition On the Grid: Ways of Seeing in Print, followed by a conversation featuring visiting artist Aaron R. Turner, founder/director of the Center for Art as Lived Experience and the Photographers of Color Podcast at the University of Arkansas School of Art.

Historian Dora Apel seated in front of a shelf stacked with books.

Art historian Dora Apel considers the dynamic nature of memory, how it can be mobilized for social justice, and how memory is embodied, including through her own experience as a daughter of Holocaust survivors and a cancer survivor. A reception for Dora Apel and artist Buzz Spector will precede the lecture.

An aerial view of the entrance to the Loeb Art Center with fall foliage.

Explore the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center while listening to music sung by the Vassar College Women’s Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Choir. Short performances at 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

A man dances in an art gallery with the audience seated against the walls.

Things to Do When No One Can See You

July 21 & July 28 at 6 p.m.

Maybe, after all this time isolating, you've run out of things to do when you're all by yourself. Don't fret. We're here to help. Things to Do When No One Can See You utilizes the gestural composing language of Soundpainting to create a spontaneous, ensemble-based improvised performance.

This program is part of “Late Night at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center”. Free and open to the public. Registration encouraged. Learn more

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