About the Museum
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a teaching museum, major art repository, and exhibition space on the campus of Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Vassar College has been collecting works of art for over one hundred and fifty years, formerly as the Vassar College Art Gallery and since 1993 as the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The founding collection numbered over 3,000 paintings (mostly American) and works on paper (mostly European). It has since grown to over 19,000 works of art spanning all chronological periods and many cultures. The collection charts the history of art from antiquity to the present and includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, textiles, and glass and ceramics. 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. The collection also includes a wide range of works by major European and American twentieth century painters including Cy Twombly, Pablo Picasso, Balthus, Arthur Dove, Ian Hornak, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, Mark Rothko, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Nancy Graves, and Edgar Degas.
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