The Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, supports regional artists, mounts exhibitions of national caliber, and features quality exhibitions of contemporary as well as historic art in its formal galleries. Barrett Art Center offers an array of classes and workshops for adults, children and teens taught by talented, enthusiastic and highly qualified faculty members.

The Barrett Art Center hosts a changing exhibition program devoted to fine contemporary and traditional works of art. Prestigious national juried shows in contemporary art (New Directions) and photography (Photo Works) have each been held annually at the Art Center for more than 20 years, attracting hundreds of submissions from across the country. Other events held annually at the Center include shows featuring works by members and by our faculty and students, as well as topical shows. The Center also provides space for classes.