Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Honors Vassar College’s 150th Anniversary with Exhibition

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TAMPA, FL.- Saluting the 150th anniversary of the noted educational institution, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts presents an exhibition from Vassar College. Founded in 1861, Vassar was famous as a pioneering women’s college before it went coeducational in 1969. It was the first college or university in the United States to have a museum as part of its original plan. Today Vassar’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center has 18,000 works in its collection – nearly 3,000 of which are photographs. The exhibition, which runs through January 29, 2011, features work by the major photographers the twentieth century including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Walker Evans, Andreas Feininger, Lee Friedlander, Lewis Hine, Frank Paulin,