Past Exhibits

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The colorful, rigorously patterned paintings of Roger Sandes, featuring flora, fauna, and art historical references, fall squarely within the Pattern & Decoration movement of the 1970s.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

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

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

Appearances & Reality: Mary Welsh

Intricate collages explore the concepts of house and home as experienced in life, memory, and a world of imagination and fancy.

March 18 - June 18, 2017

Seriously Funny: Ed Koren

Ed Koren is one of those cartoonists whose sense of humor and draftsmanship are immediately recognizable as his own. And in Koren’s case, his uniqueness is not the result of…    read more

March 18 - June 18, 2017

Ghost Mesa: Claire Van Vliet

The power and presence of giant rock formations isolated against the sky are palpable in these magnificent lithographs.

March 18 - June 18, 2017

Drawn Home: Paul Shore

Inspired by Audubon’s heroic project to draw all the birds of North America, Paul Shore looked at his home and drew every object in it. His four-year undertaking comprises 792…    read more

March 18 - June 18, 2017

Spaceship of Dreams: William Chambers

Spaceship of Dreams is an interactive public art project conceived by artist William Chambers. The project was first realized in a storefront in York, Pennsylvania, where Chambers built a “spaceship”…    read more

June 23 - October 8, 2017