Visitation Safety Protocols 

Masks Optional:  All guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in the theatre or art galleries to protect themselves and others, but it is no longer required.


Hours of Operation

Our Three Galleries - The Victorian Gallery (formerly the Hallway Gallery) located at 9 Vassar Street, and the Hancock Gallery and the Reception Gallery located at 12 Vassar Street - feature works from local and regional artists. All proceeds from artwork sales help both the artist and the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center.  If you are interested in displaying artwork in our galleries please email us at

The Victorian Gallery at 9 Vassar Street is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Art Galleries at 12 Vassar Street, the Hancock Gallery and Reception Gallery, are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and can be accessed by calling the CHAC Office at (845) 486-4571, as well as during events at the VBI Theatre.


Date: September 5, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Time: Hancock and Reception Galleries Viewing Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 (call 845-486-4571 for access) and during events at the VBI Theatre

Frank Ritter – Solo Art Exhibit in the Hancock and Reception Galleries @ 12 Vassar Street

July 5, 2023 – August 31, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

9/11 Book Cover (Photo taken on the day of the attack on 9/11/2001) by Frank Ritter

Frank Ritter, whose photographic exhibit 9/11 Remembrance Renewal Hope: A Twenty Year Journey featured in the Hancock and Reception Galleries, showcases a collection of visually stunning and sensitive photographs from his highly-acclaimed book of the same name. He has dedicated the past 20 years to photographing and documenting the rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center site as well as the events commemorating the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. His work functions as a visual timeline of the catastrophic day and its aftermath, along with the various ways in which it has been memorialized. “In my photo journey, I wanted to put a face on the brave first responders and the heroism they displayed never to be forgotten,” explains Ritter. “What began as a commission by the American Institute of Architects to photograph the commemorative events of the first anniversary of the attacks, led me on a journey to record these solemn ceremonies every year since.“  For much of his career, Ritter has photographed architectural interiors for leading design publications, including Interior Design Magazine, e-Oculus, and Art in America, and was profiled by American Photographer Magazine for his work in hotel advertising. His work has been exhibited at the National Arts Club, the New York Design Center, Guild Hall in East Hampton, and the Barrett House in Poughkeepsie, and a number of his 9/11 limited edition photos have been purchased by private collectors. Frank Ritter

Date: September 5, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Time: Victorian Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday / 9 am to 5 pm

Morgan Kennedy – Solo Art Exhibit in the Victorian Gallery @ 9 Vassar Street

September 5, 2023 – October 31, 2023

Art Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 2023 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 9 Vassar Street

Artwork by Morgan Kennedy

Morgan Kennedy, a mixed-media artist, brings her Haunt Couture exhibit to the Victorian Gallery at 9 Vassar Street that reflects on her experience as a late-in-life diagnosed Autistic woman. Born and raised on Long Island, she attended Adelphi University (New York) as an undergraduate studying psychology and photography and received her MA in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University (New York) in 2006.  Parallel to the beginnings of her career in mental health treatment, Morgan began freelancing as a photographer focusing on fashion editorial, nightlife and press kit development.  “My body of work, The Dark Side of Nightlife, was exhibited in 2008 at Stereo NYC,” she remarked.  “My exhibit in 2009, The Study of Androgyny, explored gender non-conformity.”   Morgan shifted focus to travel photography in 2010 documenting moody locations in the Scottish Highlands and English countryside.  She also began expanding her artistic mediums to include painting, film and sculpture and in 2016 she displayed a sampling of these works in her exhibit, The Rise From Rock Bottom: A Multimedia Exhibition of MindfulnessMorgan Kennedy