Free Summer Art Talks at Vassar’s Art Center

Gallery presentations on select Wednesdays at noon

Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is holding a series of gallery talks this summer that will help art lovers beat the heat while exploring galleries and a special summer exhibition.

Wednesday, June 17, noon, “Dutch Old Master Prints”: Elizabeth Nogrady, coordinator of academic programs for the Art Center, will talk about some of the old master prints from the permanent collection. Nogrady specializes in Dutch and Flemish 17th-century art. For her gallery talk she will focus on several etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn.

Wednesday, July 15, noon, “Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager”: Patricia Phagan, curator of prints and drawings, will explore some of the highlights of this summer’s special exhibition, which focuses on the work of this innovative sculptor and painter.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, noon, “The 20th-Century Galleries”: Mary-Kay Lombino, assistant director for strategic planning, will focus on the Art Center’s collection of masterworks from the 20th century, including paintings and sculptures by both American and European artists.

All talks will meet in the Atrium of the Art Center and are free and open to the public. Admission to the Art Center is free and all galleries are wheelchair accessible. The Art Center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The Art Center is located at the entrance to Vassar’s campus, 124 Raymond Ave. in Poughkeepsie. For additional information, call 845-437-5632 or visit

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