Summer 2018: Barrett Welcomes New Faces 

Greetings from 55 Noxon Street!

Warmer days, graduations, and longer hours of sunlight are all signs that summer is upon us. The change of seasons is the perfect time to post an update about some of the  exciting developments here at Barrett. 

We've had a busy spring season, adding new faces to the Board of Directors and staff. We're thrilled to introduce them to you. 

Our  Board President, Tom Ellman, has  been with us since February.  Tom is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Vassar College.  Tom's enthusiasm for interdisciplinary creative work, including animation and graphic design,  informs his leadership at Barrett as we plan new initiatives to engage the community through art and history. 

  Courtesy Lori Adams Photo, 2018

Courtesy Lori Adams Photo, 2018

  Courtesy Amy Kaslow, 2018

Courtesy Amy Kaslow, 2018


The newest addition to the Barrett Board of Directors, Monica Church, is Assistant Director of the James W. Palmer ’90 Gallery at Vassar College and advisor to the PHOCUS program. Monica is active in organizing Barrett's series of Collectors' Circle events, including the upcoming Collectors' Circle at Vassar College with Eric Lindbloom on Tuesday, July 10. Monica will continue to lend her experience to help shape our exhibition and enrichment programs. 

  Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo


Starting in July, Anna Adler will join us as Barrett's new Outreach and Operations Coordinator.  Anna joins us through generous grant funding from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Mid Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. Anna is an arts and culture worker with a passion for cultural advocacy and community engagement through the arts.  Her past experience includes a Fulbright fellowship in Prague, Czech Republic and artist residencies with Artist Volunteer Center and LMCC's SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide).  Anna grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, and has recently returned to the Hudson Valley. 

Over the past year, we’ve introduced new ways for the community to partner with us as members and supporters. New membership levels  help preserve Barrett House and our valuable art and archival collection.

The costs associated with keeping this landmark 1840s building safe, open, and free to the public are increasing annually and we appreciate every contribution to support our programs and ensure that our architectural gem is preserved for future generations.

As we reach the end of our fiscal year, I invite you to consider partnering with Barrett through a gift to support the vitality of our historically-rooted arts organization.  

As always, we appreciate your demonstrated support of the arts and especially Barrett!

Joanna Frang
Executive Director

  Courtesy Lori Adams Photo, 2018

Courtesy Lori Adams Photo, 2018