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.


A person with unruly white hair stands in an extremely cluttered room with large windows, smoking a cigarette while working with some parts and pieces on a table completely filled with various objects.

Making a Life in Photography: Rollie McKenna

February 17–June 2, 2024

Group of three people in masks working on the ground in the woods.

Women at Work: Photography and Labor

January 6–March 31, 2024

Two people dancing all dressed in white. The picture is in black and white.

Spotlight: Collection Highlights

February 3–June 16, 2024

More Exhibitions


Vassar College, Ferry House Exterior in black and white - A white geometric building surrounded by trees.

This exhibit is the first career retrospective of independent photographer and Vassar alum Rollie McKenna. Following the reception, we will be joined by eminent Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and Princeton professor and photography historian Monica Bravo for a conversation about photography as a creative and professional practice.

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