July 27, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

From Studio to Museum: Life Stories of Famous Artworks of the Sixties

Curator and author Judith E. Stein recounts the early days of the contemporary art market.

August 5, Friday, 5:30-10 p.m.

Union Station 100th Birthday Bash

Celebrate the 100th birthday of BMAC’s historic building with cake, punch, live music, and more!

August 7, Sunday, 4:30 p.m.

Summer Garden Party

Join us for a summer garden party featuring farm-to-table fare, fine wine, and live music in a picturesque setting.

August 14, Sunday, 10-12

Family Workshop: Whimsical Whirligigs

Create take-home sculptures that spin, bob, twist, and whirl during this drop-in workshop.

August 18, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers, and Corruption

Author Adam Krakowski discloses the tumultuous side of Vermont’s temperance movement.

August 27, Saturday, 12-5

The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies

Artist James Leonard offers climate-change divination readings in a portable ritual space on the museum’s front lawn.

August 28, Sunday, 2 p.m.

Curator Tour with Mara Williams

BMAC’s chief curator offers insights into the museum’s current exhibits.

September 1, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Off-Target: What Hollywood, Journalists, and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns

Dr. Mark Timney offers an apolitical examination of the mythology surrounding firearms.

September 2, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Circus at the Museum

Students and faculty from the New England Center for Circus Arts perform at the museum during Gallery Walk.

September 2, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: House/Home, A Work in Progress

Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit House/Home, A Work in Progress: John Willis.

September 8, Thursday, 7 p.m.

The First Arsenal of Democracy: “High-Tech” in the Connecticut Valley, 1795-1900

Historian Carrie Brown discusses the role of the Connecticut River Valley in the history of gun manufacturing.

September 15, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: John Willis

Award-winning photographer John Willis discusses his work.

September 18, Sunday, 4 p.m.

Hidden in the Hills: Chuck Ginnever Studio & Sculpture Grounds

Private tour of the studio and property of groundbreaking sculptor Chuck Ginnever.

September 21, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Artists Taking Stock of Guns

Four visual and performing artists discuss how guns influence their work.

October 6, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Guns in Our Community

Activists and law enforcement officials discuss issues surrounding guns in our community.

October 7, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: Windows to Creative Expression

Celebrate the opening of Windows to Creative Expression: Young Poets & Artists from the Poetry Studio.

October 7, Friday, 8 p.m.

Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith

The remarkable story of Damon Jerome Keith, Senior Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals.

October 20, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Kyle Cassidy

Kyle Cassidy discusses his project Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes.

November 18-20

Ninth Annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit

Design and build an original LEGO structure, and display it at BMAC!

November 28 - December 6, 2016

ARTravel: Art & Culture of Cuba

BMAC is pleased to offer an expedition to Cuba designed for enthusiasts of the visual arts, music, dance, literature, history, photography, and the Spanish language. These offerings highlight Cuba’s vibrant cultural scene,…    read more

May 22 - June 2, 2017

ARTravel: Balkan Aesthetics: Romania, Bulgaria, and Northern Greece

Romania is the birthplace of Constantin Brancusi, Surrealist Victor Brauner, and Hedda Sterne, member of the New York Abstract Expressionists. Bulgaria prides itself for having given to the world Christo…    read more