Explore the visual language of form, color, and line in the work of 48 of America’s leading nonobjective artists.
Steam trains, foggy nights, and the golden glow of monumental Beaux-Arts interiors are the settings of this evocative and mysterious new work inspired by film noir.
Enter Red Grooms’s world and experience the joy of the circus and hurly-burly of the Big Apple.
Terry Slade creates a site-specific sculpture of found metal referencing the museum building’s history as the Union Railroad Station.
Liu Bolin’s photographs of his clothed body, painted so as to disappear into various surroundings, inspired this exhibit about camouflage in nature. Liu chooses camouflage as a metaphor for individuals… read more
Click here for a slideshow of selected images from this exhibit. As China undergoes widespread, thorough transformations to become a highly developed twenty-first century nation, it is confronted with the… read more
Click here for a slideshow of selected images from this exhibit. Click here to read a great review by Artscope Magazine. Hot pot is a communal dish of broth, meat,… read more
Click here for a slideshow of selected images from this exhibit. Read Art New England’s review of this exhibit. As BMAC’s chief curator I travel throughout New England, make regular trips… read more
Your Space is a newly designed interactive area that focuses on a particular medium or artistic concept and offers hands-on materials for visitors of all ages to make and exhibit… read more
“Luminous” is a word often employed in describing Stephen Hannock’s landscape paintings, which appear to glow from within, as though the light were gathering in real time as the viewer contemplates the scene. Hannock has a way of seeing and painting…
When I first knew Ric, he was young and full of ambition to create. He studied architecture at Columbia University and then art at Keene State College. His 1978 lithograph Buffalo Sofa is a fine example of how well he had mastered the contemporary application of line, form, …
Vermont Collects is an occasional series of exhibits showcasing the diverse aesthetic and cultural sensibilities within our community. For George and Laura Heller, collecting is largely a family affair. The Hellers are multi-generational alumni…
Stacked wood — lining porches, tucked into sheds, sheltered by eaves, or snaking along the edges of forested parcels — is a familiar sight, almost iconic in the long history… read more
The word ‘sylvan’ — relating to or characteristic of the woods or forest; made, shaped, or formed of woods or trees — describes the congruence of the apparently divergent work… read more
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old… read more
The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the… read more
“Witness trees,” designated as such by the National Park Service, are venerable specimens on Park Service properties, trees that have “witnessed” key events and people in American history. These might… read more
Julia Zanes’s recent paintings are imbued with gold, both literally and figuratively. Zanes says that fairy tales, psycholanalyst Carl Jung’s writings on art and alchemy, and board game designs influenced… read more
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through… read more
The work of painter Cathy Osman, sculptor Tim Segar, ceramicist Martina Lantin, and photographer John Willis is not linked formally, stylistically, or thematically. Rather, the artists’ shared experience is that… read more
Serious travel photography is a genre that dates back to within a few years of the invention of the camera. By the early 1840s, photographs of the outskirts of Paris,… read more
Wolf Kahn spends much of his summer sketching in pastel in and around Brattleboro, Vermont, later refining the sketches in his hilltop studio. BMAC is honored to present a portion… read more
VT Kids Design Glass is a collaboration that brings kids’ drawings of “imaginary creatures” to life with the help of a group of New England glass artists. The exhibit was… read more
The artists in Glass in All Senses investigate the ways in which glass can enhance or alter our perceptions. As the exhibition’s title suggests, the focus is not just on… read more
Most artists make works on paper; Claire Van Vliet makes works with paper. She exploits its soft, supple, yielding qualities as she builds the surfaces and edges of her pulp… read more
Continued growth is a necessary component in art making, as it is in most endeavors in life. Stretching yourself in order to explore a new idea, in a medium over… read more
For her site-specific installation at BMAC, ceramic artist Martina Lantin turned her eye to the Union Railroad Station’s decorative period details, which over the years have been fractured and painted… read more
Encountering Stephen Procter’s vessels is a full body experience. They have a sentinel-like presence, muscular and strong-shouldered. When viewed in groupings, their body types are striking—burly, lithe, brawny, strapping. Authoritative,… read more
In the Activity Gallery we display art that supports BMAC’s education program and connects to elementary curricula. Many of the artists who have exhibited here have illustrated books for young… read more
Marlboro Music is more than a school, more than a tourist attraction or a place of entertainment; it is a retreat for personal exploration of musical thoughts and the human… read more
I can’t think of a material used in art making that provides a more immediate response than fabric. The desire to touch textiles, even in a museum setting, is overwhelming… read more
Judging the work of 270 artists in one day by looking at slides is a daunting task. That was my assignment as the guest juror for the 2011 edition of… read more
Marco Abarca, of Oaxaca, Mexico, tells a unique tale in each of his lyrical wood constructions. Some, such as The Brave Little Tailor: Seven with One Blow, are accompanied by… read more
It has been said that opposites attract… and we are certainly opposites, held together like magnetic poles in check. This frisson can produce wonderfully unexpected yet seemingly familiar results when… read more
Most of us spend some part of our day looking at a computer screen. This now common experience became a key element of our painting project, Wherever You Are is… read more
Have you ever thought how much fun it would be if, when you reached the end of a picture book, you could turn it upside down and magically read all the way back to the front? Wouldn’t it be amazing if the pictures made sense right side up AND upside down?
A travel memoir can be created in myriad ways. Paper Trails artists, Susan Bonthron, Carol Hendrickson, and Linda Rubinstein invite us to explore the diversity of the world’s landscapes, cultures, and lifestyles. This variety lends itself to the originality and creativity brimming from the pages of these beautifully crafted keepsakes.
In the midst of a discussion about Richard Serra’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Paul Shore and Nicole Root had an idea: Why not make a Serra sculpture out of candy? Something about the extreme shift in scale and material appealed to both the artist (Shore) and the art historian (Root).
A pack-rat extraordinaire, artist and inventor Steve Gerberich recycles long-overlooked materials to create elaborate clanking, clanging, whirring, buzzing sculptures. His whimsical take on popular culture engages viewers on multiple levels.
As a child, Eric Sealine’s interest in making precise things began with “the usual model airplanes and boats, all of which eventually crashed, sank, or met with ‘accidents,’” as he recalls. In 1976 Sealine built radio-controlled sailing boat models from scratch; then he designed and built two real sailboats.