Vassar College’s Art Center Highlights Three Collectors and 48 Outstanding Works

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.- The summer exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, A Taste for the Modern: Gifts from Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Edna Bryner Schwab, and Virginia Herrick Deknatel, showcases 48 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and photographs that have been donated to the Art Center by three Vassar alumnae. On view from June 24 through September 4, 2011, A Taste for the Modern, examines for the first time the modern art collecting of these three generous alumnae – Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, Edna Bryner Schwab, and Virginia Herrick Deknatel – and the development of their tastes for the modern. In addition, the exhibition, curated by Patricia Phagan, the Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings, explores how