Past Exhibits

Robert DuGrenier: Handle With Care

Glass artist Robert DuGrenier is best known for complex chandeliers and large architectural installations fashioned from exuberant, colorful organic forms. The work in this exhibit radically departs from his prior…    read more

June 22 - September 24, 2018

Best of “Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys”

We are delighted to bring to Brattleboro the most recent installation by pack-rat extraordinaire, artist, and inventor Steve Gerberich. Influenced by Duchamp, Calder, and Rauschenberg, among many others, Gerberich transforms…    read more

March 17 - September 24, 2018

Roz Chast: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

My cartoons tell the story of things that have happened in my life.  —Roz Chast This exhibit consists of 139 original illustrations from Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a…    read more

June 22 - September 24, 2018

David Rios Ferreira: And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up

This exhibit and related programming are supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through…    read more

June 22 - September 24, 2018

Debra Ramsay: Painting Time

You might be surprised to learn that this installation—comprising a profusion of colorfully painted and curled strips that pile, unfurl, and tumble across the floor—is a landscape. Yes, a landscape. Debra…    read more

June 22 - September 24, 2018

3D Color: Gloria Garfinkel

There is something expansive and generous about an artist who is willing to include a place for the viewer in the work. No longer a detached observer, you feel empowered…    read more

March 17 - June 17, 2018

Selections from “100 Views Along the Road”

100 Views Along The Road is a series of elegant black-and-white watercolors of American scenes that Alfred Leslie made between 1981 and 1983. They were all painted in Leslie’s studio…    read more

March 17 - June 17, 2018

Hereandafter: Susan von Glahn Calabria

For more than a decade, Susan von Glahn Calabria created immersive activity spaces as well as art exhibitions at BMAC. Throughout her tenure as the museum’s Education Curator, she maintained…    read more

March 17 - June 17, 2018

Bottle in the River: Richard Klein

Glass is a material intimately connected with the ways in which humans experience the world. Perhaps because it is so common, or because it is usually transparent, we often don’t…    read more

March 17 - June 17, 2018

We Walk in Their Shadows: Gowri Savoor

Our sense of place is linked to our sense of belonging. Close your eyes for a moment and think about a favorite place from childhood. Be swept into its intimate…    read more

March 17 - June 17, 2018

Shona Macdonald: Terrestrial Vale

Terrestrial Vale is my ongoing series of silverpoint and graphite works on paper depicting fledgling plants prepared for winter with veils of garden netting. These utilitarian protective coverings, found within…    read more

June 22 - September 24, 2018

2018 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Calling Vermont Teens – The Scholastic Art and Writing awards submission deadline is just around the corner.

February 17 - March 10, 2018

OPEN CALL NXNE 2018

The underlying theme of this exhibition is paper, its inherent properties, and the range of possibilities it offers in the hands of an artist. My primary objective as juror was…    read more

January 13 - March 10, 2018

Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art

Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth. — Francis of Assisi The inspiration for this exhibit dates back to the 2004 BMAC exhibit Andy…    read more

October 13, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Shimmering Mirage: Anila Quayyum Agha

Calligraphy and geometric patterns are hallmarks of Islamic art and architecture. In the Middle East the interiors of mosques, the windows of homes, and the walls of gardens and terraces…    read more

October 13, 2017 - March 10, 2018

The Scarf: Joan O’Beirne

Bright orange industrial extension cords are the basis of an ongoing series of works by Joan O’Beirne. The Scarf comprises photographs, video, and sculpture, as well as a performance: at…    read more

October 13, 2017 - February 11, 2018

In-Sight Exposed

In-Sight Exposed showcases work by students in Brattleboro’s In-Sight Photography Project. To compile the exhibition, I sorted through thousands of images made over the years by In-Sight students. In this…    read more

October 13, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Your Space: Flights of Fancy

Artists have always looked to nature for inspiration, and birds have been a particular source of fascination throughout the ages. In Greek mythology Icarus embedded feathers in wax to make wings with which…    read more

October 13, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Constellations: Roger Sandes

The colorful, rigorously patterned paintings of Roger Sandes, featuring flora, fauna, and art historical references, fall squarely within the Pattern & Decoration movement of the 1970s. Reacting against Minimalism, P&D…    read more

September 1, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Wolf Kahn: Density & Transparency

Wolf Kahn refers to himself as a “scrubber.” “I scrub, scrub, scrub,” he says, describing the way in which he builds his compositions with multiple layers of thinned paint applied…    read more

June 23 - October 8, 2017

Lost Porches: Nathalie Miebach

It’s no accident that visitors to Nathalie Miebach’s studio often mistake it for a toy shop. “I want to confront the viewer with the visual and aesthetic language associated with…    read more

June 23 - October 8, 2017

The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

In partnership with AARP and the Newseum, BMAC presents an exhibition of 19 large-format portraits of some of the most fascinating members of the influential baby boom generation — one born each…    read more

June 23 - August 27, 2017

2017 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

BMAC is proud to serve as the Vermont affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national program that offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships to young artists and writers. From February 18 through March…    read more

February 18 - March 5, 2017

Luminous Muqarna: Soo Sunny Park

An immersive installation inspired by Islamic architecture.

March 18 - June 18, 2017

Luscious

A celebration of paint, Luscious investigates the myriad ways in which artists make conscious statements of painterly intent. Fully in command of their medium, these artists believe in the beauty…    read more

October 28, 2016 - February 6, 2017

Rust Work: Paul Bowen

In the museum world’s concept of the “resonance of things,” touchstone objects—Lincoln’s top hat, a deck chair from the Titanic, a centuries-old cooking pot or chalice—retain the energy of their…    read more

October 28, 2016 - February 6, 2017

Eyes Toward Heaven: Chris Page

Recently, on a Vermont hillside, my four-year-old grandniece plopped herself on the ground, patted the space next to her, and invited me to lie down to watch the clouds. I…    read more

October 28, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Printographs: Collaged Images by Stan Sherer

Stan Sherer continues to reinvent himself, venturing beyond the safety of his proven methods of making art into new territories of risk and vulnerability. Over 45 years, Sherer’s work has…    read more

October 28, 2016 - January 8, 2017

From Luminous Shade

From Luminous Shade is a moving testament to the restorative power of art. Three artists mourn the untimely passing of their sons: Vermont painter Margaret Kannenstine, Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti,…    read more

October 28, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Windows to Creative Expression

In his famous poem “Friendly Song,” the late Brazilian poet, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, wrote, “I am working on a song / that will awaken men / and make children…    read more

September 30, 2016 - February 6, 2017

OPEN CALL NXNE 2017

OPEN CALL NXNE 2017 showcases artists working in photography, video, and digital art.

January 14 - March 5, 2017

GLASSTASTIC 2017

A celebration of imagination and ingenuity featuring kids’ drawings turned into glass sculptures.

March 18 - June 18, 2017

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

Free Fall: Barbara Garber

Reflecting an expanded conception of drawing, Barbara Garber’s work plays on the boundary between two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation, while also exploring the temporal nature of seeing and experiencing art in…    read more

June 23 - October 8, 2017