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Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College

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Address: 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0001
Phone Number: (845) 437-5237
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a little gem

this is an amazing museum with the most wonderful art collection - a little of everything and you can really appreciate the pieces without being rushed of pushed. a wonderful way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

this is an amazing museum with the most wonderful art collection - a little of everything and you can really appreciate the pieces without being rushed of pushed. a wonderful way to spend a little time just wandering and lookin.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What looks like a fairly small gallery from the outside is extensive, and the collection includes lots of very famous artists. It was a huge (and very welcome) surprise! Definitely worth a visit. The visiting collection of daguerrotypes was also fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This art museum is a must-see and is truly a hidden gem here in the mid-Hudson area. It is small in comparison to NYC art museums but it has several great works of art by the Masters and a lovely collection of Hudson River school. And it is free! The Vassar campus is a bonus for those able to stroll... More 

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Thanks Tripadvisor for listing this fabulous Museum, I have lived in the area all my life and did not know this treasure was so close. We made a field trip out of the Museum with children from K- 12 and were delighted with the whole experience. We will definitely return in the spring to see the outdoor sculpture and make... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Vassar's art center will be a find for many art-lovers: an excellent, small, free museum of surprising breadth and quality. Some of the top names of the 20th century are here (Picasso, de Kooning, Calder, Bacon, O'Keeffe, Matisse, Chagall), but so are asian antiquities, early photography, and a whole section devoted to the Hudson River school. Give yourself extra time... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Vassar college is a beautiful campus with diverse architectural buildings. The art center has a great collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had no idea that works of Van Gogh and artists of similar merit were on display, (at no cost!) so locally. Small but impressive, well-loved and well-maintained, this art center is well worth a visit. Preceded or followed by a walk around the gorgeous Vassar College campus, and with a couple of excellent cafes right next door on Collegeview... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The art center itself is of modern architecture and looks great juxtaposed to Vassar's beautiful traditional campus. So many interesting works of art, from hundreds of years ago to the present, something for everyone, an eclectic collection. We had a great afternoon taking our time strolling through the art center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When traveling I always like to walk college campuses. Vassar is beautiful, and their art museum is stellar. Significant breadth of content, helpful docents, photos allowed, and a website of downloadable images. A great way to spend a few hours!

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY is a lot more than a teaching museum. Housed in a 36,000 sq ft circa 1993 César Pelli building, the Art Center exhibits a rotating selection of over 19,000 works of art. The "Project Gallery" displays works of art requested by faculty members for their classes. A dozen... More 

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