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Why Give to Barrett?

Visiting Barrett in person is inspiring – the world-class contemporary art set against the backdrop of historic finishes and wide plank floors and the energy of working artists in residence let visitors know this place is alive.

If you’ve had such an experience and are moved to help Barrett live on, please consider a donation today.  Your donation helps preserve this architectural gem and home to inspiring art.

Proceeds from entry fees cover only Barrett’s day-to-day expenses.  We rely on contributions from passionate people like you who want to keep Barrett alive with art for future generations.  Your contribution helps preserve the house and to share amazing contemporary art from around the globe through education for students of all ages.



At the core of Barrett’s mission is a deep commitment to creating a welcoming environment for individuals from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Recently, Barrett has taken steps to expand access to youth programming with the intention of connecting with the diverse array of people in the City of Poughkeepsie and beyond. Donate

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Your support will help care for our historic galleries, studios, and collections.  Since the 1840s, our historic brick townhouse has been exposed to the rigors of nature. Donate

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Your Support ensures future generations will be able to experience, explore and learn from visual art at Barrett. Donate


Here’s how you can help Barrett live on: