Past Events

A photo of a large, spacious art gallery with a display on the walls that reads "Making a Life in Photography: Rollie McKenna" in large letters.

Exhibition curators Jessica D. Brier and Mary-Kay Lombino, joined by Loeb Director T. Barton Thurber and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Luísa Valle, will lead an exhibition tour focusing on highlights from McKenna’s prolific career.

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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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Jan. 20, 2024, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Do you know someone who has been meaning to visit the Loeb but hasn’t made it happen yet? Or someone who thinks art isn’t for them, and you’d like to convince them otherwise? Please join us for a new tradition, Bring a Friend Day, and enjoy a day full of activities—together. The day’s offerings include art-making, engaging mini-tours, light refreshments, and a pop-up installation of art made by students from Poughkeepsie City Schools through the Saturday Morning Lights program.

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Nov. 15, 2023, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 160 years of the collection, and the official launch of our new collection catalogue Making & Meaning.

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Nov. 4, 2023, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Join a free fun-filled afternoon of art for all ages, exploring the current exhibitions Silver Linings: Celebrating the Spelman Art Collection and Interwoven Histories: Prints by the Gee's Bend Quilting Collective.

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