The Living Room

March 16 - June 16, 2024

Welcome to The Living Room! This spring, we’ve temporarily transformed the museum’s Mary Sommer Room into a comfy space for visitors to hang out, read, chat, and enjoy rotating displays of community artwork.

In-Sight Photography Project Youth Photo Contest 2023
March 16 – May 12, 2024

In-Sight Photography Project’s first annual Youth Photo Contest & Fair empowered young photographers to share their artwork with the community and professionals in the field. Photographers ages 11-18 living within an hour of Brattleboro were invited to submit images in a variety of categories. A jury of esteemed photographers, both local and national, selected the images to receive the top honors and awards.

Since 1992 In-Sight has been creating opportunities for youth to use photography as an expressive and technical medium for artistic and personal growth. This contest is an embodiment of In-Sight’s core values of belonging, community, and youth empowerment through the photographic arts.

Installation Views

BMAC ARTravel: Art, Craft, and Nature in Costa Rica
May 15 – June 16, 2024

For the past three years, BMAC has led an arts-focused trip to the popular eco-tourism destination of Costa Rica. Our annual excursion explores the vibrant contemporary arts, crafts, and culinary scenes of Costa Rica’s capital city, and then heads into the countryside to sample the natural wonders of the Pacific coast and the cloud forests of the central highlands. Our next trip to Costa Rica is scheduled for January 2025. Visit to learn more.

The artwork on view in The Living Room is by Costa Rican artists involved with our trip, and by some of the travelers. We are deeply grateful to Ken Klothen for developing BMAC’s ARTravel trip to Costa Rica and for assisting with this display.

To learn more and register for the January 2025 trip, click here.

Installation views 

Do you have a community-based art project you’d like to see showcased in a future iteration of The Living Room? If so, contact Director of Exhibitions Sarah Freeman at