Due to the developing Covid-19 situation, several of our designated heritage sites have announced that they are closing or reducing hours. Please call the individual sites directly to inquire about hours.
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area does not own or operate any of the sites listed below. They are owned and managed by the organizations listed in the site descriptions. Please call ahead for special accommodation needs or with any questions about their sites.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center (Vassar College)
Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue
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- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10am–5pm Thursday: 10am-9pm Sunday: 1pm–5pm Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, & December 24-Jan 15
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The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, designed by architect Cesar Pelli, opened in 1993. The entrance pavilion (a hexagonal glass atrium) and glass-enclosed walkway afford views across campus lawns. The rectangular brick building housing the galleries features numerous skylights, allowing natural light to filter into the spacious rooms. The objects in the collection— which was begun at the college’s inception in 1861— are displayed in multiple galleries. Highlights include Greek and Egyptian sculptures, as well as paintings by Cézanne, Picasso, and Pollock. Matthew Vassar purchased one of the very first collections of Hudson River paintings from the Reverend Elias Magoon in 1864; these works by Church, Cole, Cropsey, Gifford, and others are on display. An enclosed outdoor sculpture garden includes a variety of unusual trees and vines as well as modern works.
Amenities: Family Friendly; Restrooms
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