Contact Us!

We now have two facilities:


317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie 12601

between Market & Academy/Catharine Streets (map)

Open Hours:

Tues - Fri 11:30 am - 4:30 pm


Gallery: (845) 214-1113

Office: (845) 485-8506

ART CENTRO ceramics studio and classrooms

485 Main St. Poughkeepsie 12601

between Clinton & Cherry Streets

Poughkeepsie, NY   12601


Ceramics Studio (845) 454-4525

Office (845) 485-8506





Current Exhibition

Margaret Crenson: A Retrospective


Ongoing exhibit
"American Portraits"

A black and white photo documentary series of artistic portraits by artist Bibiana Huang Matheis.

Dr.Julian M Strauss


Dr. Julian M Strauss

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History and Art

"You can't just say, 'We're a history museum' and only push the historic aspect, you have to show people how the history impacts people right now, how it impacts the choices they make, and one of the best ways to do that is through the arts." according to a spokesman for the Charles H. Wright Museum for African-American History, Detroit.

Our Partners

Dutchess County Historical Society

Dutchess County Tourism


Arts and Heritage Exhibits

Visit the Center regularly to view different exhibits throughout the year.

Permanent Exhibits

Explore the heritage of the Mid-Hudson Valley.


Historic Sites and Districts

Find information on historic sites and districts.


Special Events

Performances and other events are part of the Center's offerings.

Going on at MHHC

Taino: We Are Still Here

Opening Reception

Saturday August 9th 6:00-8:00 pm

August 9th -August 30th

The Taino are an indigenous people of Arawakan ancestry who settled in the Caribbean Islands more than two thousand years ago from the Orinoco Valley in the Amazon, South America. The Taino are known in history to be the first indigenous people to encounter Christopher Columbus, but unfortunately were written out of history due to the extinction myth.


This exhibit displays beautiful photographs, paintings, ceramics and jewelry of Taino artists today. The Taino people are very much alive! They are keeping their culture alive through the creations of songs, ceremony, art, storytelling, dance, pottery, jewelry, cuisine and education. See how these stimulating and breathtaking artists reclaim their culture through art.



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