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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College

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Address: 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0001
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It is a nice museum. Nice Francis Bacon. Nice Rothko. Nice Dubuffet. Nice Vuillard. Not a huge collection. The Hudson River works didn't knock my socks off. Definitely not a Yale... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
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Leonia, New Jersey
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Leonia, New Jersey
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449 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is a nice museum. Nice Francis Bacon. Nice Rothko. Nice Dubuffet. Nice Vuillard. Not a huge collection. The Hudson River works didn't knock my socks off. Definitely not a Yale collection but still unquestionably worth seeing. T

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Loeb is a treasure house of wonderful art works in the permanent collection and highly intelligent shows expanding our views of how art permeates our consciousness. Solid selection of 20th century art and a fine sampling of earlier works. When friends visit we are always happy to go with them. No admission fees, Open late Thursday nights often with... More 

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Floral Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The works are wonderful and the setting is lovely. Best of all it is free and there are no crowds. Perfect for a visit.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Designed by IM Pei the entrance way cool green filtered light immediately let's you know your entering a different space, quiet contemplative open. There were several exhibits going on, one of the Hudson River School painters another about astronomy and the third appeared to be some recent acquisitions to the museum. In the showing of Hudson River School painters there... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Spent a very warm summer evening here last Thurs for two reasons: to get out of the heat and to see a very interesting "Astronomy as Art" special exhibit. As always, the exhibit was fascinating and reflected the amazing variety of art collections that Vassar College seems to amass. What we were not expecting was a special performance of PowerHouse... More 

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Glenford, NY
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Each time I visit the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar, I wonder why I don't go more often. The Gallery is a sparkling gem, with provocative, cutting edge exhibits, as well as wonderful permanent collection groupings. The setting is delightful, and the gallery is just the right size to see everything when you visit. And It's open late... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The art center is just inside the main gate at Vassar College. The exhibitions change several times a year. They are small but beautifully displayed, with just the right amount of information to enhance your visit. They have a varied collection ranging from antiquities to contemporary works. When we visited there was a delightful display of treasures from the past,... More 

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Thank esarles5
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

The center has a very fine exhibit of American and European art with an impressive collection of Hudson River Valley School paintings. While just one or two each of the works of twentieth century artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Picasso, Pollock, Miro, etc., the selections were exquisite examples of their work. Well worth a visit!

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Thank thejules2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Vassar College as we were in the area. Absolutely charming campus with a superb art museum. From Munch to Miro and Picasso, the collection is super. An Absolute Gem!

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Woodstock, New York
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Take advantage of one of the opening talks if you can. We go to see the show BEFORE the talk, because often they serve snacks, and that makes it crowded. But the talks are good and the art is fine. Plus, with a large endowment, this place is free. Hard to beat.

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