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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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Beautiful place, lots of terrific Artwork. Lots of information about Artist, my Family and I enjoyed the visit and the atmosphere.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place, lots of terrific Artwork. Lots of information about Artist, my Family and I enjoyed the visit and the atmosphere.

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Staatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The art center was designed by the famous architect Cesar Pelli, known for some of the grandest buildings in the world, but what I found more impressive was the collection housed inside. The paintings of the Hudson River School are justly renowned and here one has access to a number of the finest. The paintings alone could easily take you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alas, some of the Lehman and Loeb (both formerly Wall Street investment banking names) money that went into the I.M. Pei redo of this museum building should have gone into expanding the collection. But maybe I was expecting too much. This is strictly a teaching museum, with fairly random examples of this and that. I went especially for what turned... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to the fact that I live in the area I have been numerous times. I am not an aficionado of art but even a novice such as myself enjoyed looking at the art works that they have to offer and it is a great place to spend a little time. Also you can walk the grounds of the college... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In a lovely building on the Vassar College campus, this museum has some excellent examples of art across time and geography. The usual blind spots (not enough women or non-European artists; most are white) but great stuff and also fine temporary exhibitions. Free, too.

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New England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been taking an annual fall journey to the Hudson Valley for about 15 years. So we are always looking for new sites to see. Vassar's Art Gallery is amazing! We specifically went to see the Heroes exhibit, but fount a vast amount of other artworks in this rambling gallery. A pleasant surprise. (Also visit the Shakespeare Garden on... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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