The Housatonic Museum of Art was born from the vision of Burt Chernow. An art history professor at the College, Chernow was a collector and enthusiast of art of all kinds. It was Chernow's belief that art should be seen and appreciated by all. To this end he began what is now the vast HMA collection, over 4000 works donated to the museum to provide art as a setting and resource to the public, and most specifically to the students of Housatonic Community College.
The Collection continues to grow and expand under the direction of Robbin Zella. In 2000 Ms. Zella curated an exhibit of the recent gifts to the collection. The works of many artists were displayed and can be seen here. Enter the gallery of "Building on a Legacy"...