Past Exhibits

Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns

This exhibit delves into our relationship with guns and explores the influence they have on visual artists.

June 24 - October 23, 2016

The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island

Through his photographs of un-restored buildings on Ellis Island, ruins of a not-so-distant past, Philip J. Calabria grants viewers passage to a bygone era.

June 24 - August 29, 2016

Chaos and Light: Jamie Young

With dense fields of swooping brushstrokes and glancing lines, Jamie Young articulates abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation.

June 24 - October 23, 2016

Union Station: Gateway to the World

Images and stories of Brattleboro’s Union Station, home of BMAC, on the 100th anniversary of its opening.

June 24 - October 23, 2016

Flora and Fauna: Babette Bloch

Birds and flowers have been seen for millennia as spiritual and emotional touchstones. In almost every culture, birds and flowers are endowed with powerful symbolism. They may speak of love,…    read more

June 24 - October 23, 2016

Your Space: Imagination Station

Visitors of all ages are invited to design and display their own imaginary destinations in the museum’s Ticket Gallery.

June 24 - September 26, 2016

House/Home, A Work in Progress

John Willis’ photographs of houses and homes in Native American communities shine a harsh light on income equality in our country.

September 2 - October 23, 2016

Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Monique Luchetti

Monique Luchetti draws “bird-skins” from the ornithological collection at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. She renders them realistically and in great detail, but in monumental scale with added…    read more

October 30, 2015 - March 12, 2016

Wishing for the Moon: Karen Gaudette

Scratchboard drawings by Karen Gaudette that metaphorically reflect a middle-aged woman’s journey to find true love.

March 19 - June 13, 2016

Visions from the Edge: An Exploration of Outsider Art

Artwork by individuals whose creative impulses emerge from their personal experiences with autism and other developmental disorders.

March 19 - June 13, 2016

Are You Here?

  Jonathan Gitelson’s Are You Here? is essentially a mindfulness practice with a sense of humor. The billboards depicted in Gitelson’s photographs ask travelers barreling down roads both to locate…    read more

March 19 - June 13, 2016

flow-MOTION: Michael Sacca

Deftly balancing the clarity of great documentary photography with distinctive artistic expression, Sacca’s images possess their own internal, pictorial logic and materiality.

March 19 - June 13, 2016

Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters: Homage, Battle, Reclamation

The artists in this exhibit confront acknowledged masterpieces and translate them anew.

March 19 - June 13, 2016

Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) 2016

Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) is an annual juried exhibit organized by BMAC that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media, who live in New York and New England. Please…    read more

January 9 - March 12, 2016

Recovering the Body

We began discussing a collaboration after Jon attended an exhibit of Craig’s in 2013. We are of different generations and work in diverse styles and techniques: Jon is a young…    read more

January 9 - February 8, 2016

Shedding Light on the Working Forest

A collaboration between painter Kathleen Kolb and poet Verandah Porche, this exhibit celebrates the working forest and the voices of those who have honed their skills and made a living there.

October 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Stories in Color: Linn Bruce

Linn Bruce’s vibrant paintings reveal a mastery of color. Bruce exploits the ability of color to evoke emotional and symbolic associations as well as to describe the world. Each work…    read more

October 30, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Drawing On, In, Out

I love the experience of looking at drawings. They have an immediacy that is often masked in paintings and sculptures. The hand of the artist is readily apparent in a…    read more

October 30, 2015 - February 8, 2016

Penumbra: Evan Coronis

Glass is a material intimately connected with the ways in which human beings experience the world. Perhaps because it is so common, or because it is usually transparent, we often…    read more

October 30, 2015 - March 12, 2016

Boxcars: Railroad Imagery in Contemporary Realism

For over 150 years, railroads have stirred the artistic imagination. This intimate show explores a sampling of contemporary realist painters utilizing the power of the rails in their work.

October 30, 2015 - March 12, 2016

Threaded Dances: Debra Bermingham

Mist emanating from a snow-covered meadow or obscuring a ridgeline view as it falls down to the river adds mystery to the fields and valleys we call home. Mist is…    read more

June 26 - October 25, 2015

Expanded Forms: Rodrigo Nava

Rodrigo Nava begins his sculptural process by creating an enclosed space fashioned from welded steel. His forms are fairly straightforward: a cone attached to a half dome, two intersecting pills,…    read more

June 26 - October 25, 2015

Jim Dine: People, Places, Things

This exhibit explores three themes that have preoccupied Jim Dine from his earliest art-making endeavors. From portraits and nudes; to gardens and flowers; to tools, hearts, and robes; and even…    read more

June 26 - October 25, 2015

Art + Computer / Time

In only a few decades, computers have radically altered how we perceive the world, others, and ourselves. Many of us now carry fully functioning computers in our pockets, interlocking all…    read more

June 26 - September 27, 2015

Close to Home: New Pastels by Ray Ruseckas

The hillsides, forests, and glades of the Connecticut River valley are Ray Ruseckas’s stomping grounds and inspiration. Ruseckas renders the changing dynamics of land in all seasons, deftly capturing fleeting…    read more

June 26 - October 25, 2015

Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art

A survey of work by artists pushing the boundaries of traditional textile techniques into innovative, hybridized forms, affording viewers a chance to explore myriad ways in which fiber can be exploited for its vast emotional and symbolic potential.

March 14 - May 3, 2015

Dialogue: Lindenfeld + Lindenfeld

Ceramics by Naomi Lindenfeld inspired by and exhibited alongside textiles by her mother, Lore Kadden Lindenfeld, a second-generation Bauhaus artist who studied at Black Mountain College.

March 14 - May 3, 2015

Love, Labor, Worship: The People of Basin Farm

Photographs from Basin Farm, a Twelve Tribes community in Bellows Falls, Vermont, whose members live simply and devote themselves to their Messiah and master, Yahshua.

March 14 - May 3, 2015

Children of the Oasis

Tapestries created by current and former students of the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre near Giza, Egypt, a unique experiment in weaving and creative education.

March 14 - June 21, 2015

Donald Saaf: Contemporary Folk Tales

The first thing one might notice about Donald Saaf’s recent mixed media paintings is the distorted scale and proportion of many of the figures, buildings, and landscapes in relation to one another…

March 14 - June 21, 2015

Hand Towel Project: Elizabeth Billings and Andrea Wasserman

A forest canopy of images and text, made from 365 hand-dyed, hand-printed, and hand-woven hand towels, creates a feeling of deep woods.

May 9 - June 21, 2015

Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.: The Drag Queens of Dummerston, Vermont

Intimate photographs and animated audio interviews with the Ladies of the Rainbow Lounge, a drag troupe who performed in Dummerston from 1998 to 2005.

May 9 - June 21, 2015

Point at Infinity: Gregory Miguel Gómez

Connections, as well as representations of connectivity, fascinate me. Telephone lines, power lines, cable lines sweep across the landscape from pole to pole to pole. Schematic representations organize my understanding…    read more

May 9 - June 21, 2015

Open Call NNE (North Northeast)

I approached curating the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s 2014 Open Call NNE (North Northeast) with an open mind and no expectations of assembling an exhibition based on any specific themes, other than one: quality…

January 10 - February 7, 2015

Your Space: Portraits

For much of history, only those of high social rank and affluence could afford to commission artists to create their portraits. But artists themselves have been creating self-portraits regularly since…    read more

November 1, 2014 - March 7, 2015

Portraits, Expanded

Portraits, Expanded is a multi-gallery exhibit featuring work by artists who extend the traditional concept of portraiture to include language, voice, time, history, community, and culture.

November 1, 2014 - March 7, 2015 *

World Leaders & Global Citizens: Photographs by Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator

Organized in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Patrick Leahy’s service in the U.S. Senate, this exhibit reveals the photographer’s unique perspective on global events and players, from ordinary citizens to presidents.

November 1, 2014 - March 7, 2015
Roadtrip: The American Landscape through the Windshield

Road Trip: America Through the Windshield

Through imagery ranging from urban street scenes to national parks and highway tourist attractions, the artists in this exhibit explore the ways in which the road has transformed our relationship to the American landscape.

June 27 - October 26, 2014
A World Transformed: The Art of Jessica Park

A World Transformed: The Art of Jessica Park

Enter Park’s visionary world of imagination and creativity, which has emerged from a combination of artistry and her lifelong struggle with autism.

June 27 - October 26, 2014
Spotlight on Small

Spotlight on Small

Small works by five artists — Laura Christensen, Adrienne Ginter, Elizabeth Sheppell, Altoon Sultan, and Jen Violette — who delve into the question of scale and whether or not size matters in the world of art.

June 27 - October 26, 2014