Barrett Art Center



The Barrett Art Center supports art's contribution to society.  We are able to do this because of the generous support we receive from local patrons-of-the-arts.

Art museums have been around since the beginning of man. You could argue that the early cave paintings of ancient man were the first museums. They tell us that from the very start, man has always desired to tell a story about what life was like for him; to expose his deepest feelings; and to leave a record of his existence and his contributions to his culture and community. In many ways, his displays also shed light on where he was heading and what his aspirations were.


American Institute of Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

Arts Mid-Hudson

Catskill Art & Office Supply

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV)

Documentary Heritage and Preservation Society of New York (DHPSNY)

Dutchess Tourism

Dyson Foundation

Institute of Museum and Library Science (IMLS)

Preservation League of NY State (PLNYS)

Prime Print Shop

Stewart's Shops