BOARD OF DIRECTORS [about)
Thomas Ellman, President
Sarah Wilson, Vice President
Karl Schmitz, Treasurer
Nikki Hung, Secretary
Monica D. Church
ADVISORY BOARD [about]
Cary Phillips Auerbach
Interview with Board Member Rudy Vavra
WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION to foster and perpetuate an appreciation of the visual arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations
History: Investing in the past through building preservation and collections stewardship is integral to our mission.
Contemporary Art: The DCAA inspires the Mid-Hudson's diverse community through high-caliber art exhibitions that are free and open to the public.
Community: The DCAA maintains a strong presence in the community and brings together thousands of participants each year through collaborative programs to reach diverse audiences,
Historic commitment to Poughkeepsie and building community through art
Landmark Greek Revival building, home of WPA artist Thomas Barrett, Jr.
Premier collection of Barrett artwork & two centuries of family and DCAA archives
Annual exhibition calendar with national shows selected by leading curators
Opportunities for lovers of culture, history and art to learn and share.
The Barrett Family in Poughkeepsie
A collection of slides introducing the history of the Barretts in Poughkeepsie.
Courtesy Holly Wahlberg.
We are active in the local college community, hosting interns, volunteers, and in the case of this short film, serving as the subject for senior project for film studies majors from Marist College here in the City of Poughkeepsie. We welcome student involvement at the DCAA, and are pleased to arrange for credit for internships.