Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Vassar College
Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 437-7745

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 1PM-5PM


Historical Description:

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College was built in 1864.  This gallery was the first permanent art gallery and collection to be located on a college campus. The current facility was designed by New York Times recognized architect, Cesar Pelli, and was opened to the public in 1993. 


The Site:

The collection at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center chronicles the history of art. The Art Center hosts a collection of 15,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and glass and ceramic wares. At any given time, the permanent collection galleries of the Art Center feature approximately 350 works.



From the Taconic Parkway: Exit at either Route 44 or Route 55. Proceed westward to

Van Wagner Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie (9 miles on Route 44; 6 miles on Route 55). Turn left onto Raymond Avenue Extension and proceed about 1 mile to Vassar; a stone archway, the main entrance is on the left. The art center is to the right of the archway.

From the NY State Thruway: Use Exit 18 (New Paltz) and proceed eastward on Route 299 and south on Route 9W. Take the Mid-Hudson Bridge (Route 44/55) across the river and continue on this road for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Raymond Avenue. Proceed about 1 mile to Vassar.

From Route 9: Take Route 44/55 exit and drive eastward for about 2 miles. At Raymond Avenue, turn right.