Dutchess County Art Association/Barrett Art Center

  • New York


55 Noxon Street
New York
United States

About Us

The DCAA was founded in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1935 by Treasury Relief Art Project (WPA) artist Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr. (1902-1947). Today, we use his family's 1840s Greek Revival brick townhouse for high-caliber contemporary art exhibitions curated by nationally recognized museum professionals, and to serve the community with arts education programs. We showcase over 600 works from a national pool of artists annually and our on- and off-site programs reach over 2,200 participants of all ages. The house and historical exhibits drawn from its collection complement this contemporary work.