Past Events

February 25, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Unboxed: A Cultural History of Sneakers

Elizabeth Semmelhack of the Bata Shoe Museum explores how sneakers became cultural icons.

February 13-28, 2021

Artful Ice Shanties Design-Build Competition

Visit this outdoor display of wild, wonderful Artful Ice Shanties at Retreat Farm.

February 18, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Trashed Inspiration: Oceans, Pollution, and Art

Andy Yoder moderates an online panel of artists whose work focuses on ocean pollution.

February 16, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Ice Fishing: Culture, Community, and Conservation

This online panel discussion explores an ancient and lasting aspect of New England heritage.

February 11, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Erik Hoffner: Seeing the Story

Erik Hoffner discusses approaches and strategies for visual storytelling through photography.

February 4, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Film Screening: Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.

A showing of the documentary “Remembering the Artist, Robert DeNiro, Sr.,” with a Q&A by Karen Wilkin.

January 27, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Ned Castle and Federico Pardo

Ned Castle and Federico Pardo discuss their work documenting Brattleboro’s ice shanties.

January 23 & 30, Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Workshop: Mini Upcycled Ice Shanties

Create mini ice shanties out of repurposed and recycled materials in this online workshop.

Deadline: ASAP; first come, first served

Artful Ice Shanties Design-Build Competition

Artists, ice fishers, tiny house fans: Build your own Artful Ice Shanty and display it at Retreat Farm!

January 21, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Tintype Photography Demonstration with Rachel Portesi

Rachel Portesi speaks via Zoom about the tintype process she used for the exhibit Hair Portraits.

January 19, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

A Conversation with Lois Dodd

Lois Dodd joins artist Eric Aho in an online conversation about her life and work.

January 14, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Linking Us Fondly: Hairwork in 19th Century America

A talk by Helen Sheumaker, author of Love Entwined: The Curious History of Hairwork in America.

December 10, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Andy Yoder

Andy Yoder discusses Overboard, which consists of replicas of Nike shoes made out of recycled materials.

DEADLINE: December 8

Call for Creatures: GLASSTASTIC 2021

Your imaginary creature could be turned into a glass sculpture and exhibited at BMAC.

December 3, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Resisting Abstract Expressionism

Curator Karen Wilkin discusses Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-1970.

November 18, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Rachel Portesi

Rachel Portesi discusses her tintype photographs of women.

November 14, Saturday, 5 p.m.

LEGO Contest & Exhibit Awards Ceremony

Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as we honor this year’s LEGO Contest winners.

November 13-16

13th Annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit

Design and build an original LEGO structure, and display it at BMAC!

November 6, Friday, 4-8 p.m.

Gallery Walk

Stop by to see current exhibits during extended hours for Brattleboro’s monthly Gallery Walk. 

November 4, Wednesday, 3 p.m.

Be a LEGO Master with Jessica “Ragzy” Ewud

Brick artist Jessica “Ragzy” Ewud presents an online LEGO workshops for ages 4-12.

October 18, Sunday 5:30 p.m.

13th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza

This iconic annual spectacle and crowd favorite returns to BMAC for the thirteenth year in a row.

October 7, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

No Place Like Home: Housing in Windham County

This panel discussion considers shortages in affordable, workforce, and market-rate housing in Windham County.

October 1, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Roger Clark Miller: Four Dream Interpretations

Roger Clark Miller presents his dream-inspired “solo electric guitar ensemble,” followed by a Q&A.

September 23, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Homelessness: The Big Picture

Professor Dennis Culhane speaks about the large-scale forces contributing to homelessness in the United States.

September 10, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

In Sight: What the Unseen are Holding for Society

Therapist Kurt White discusses why we avert our eyes when we see someone living on the street.

September 4, Friday, 9:45 a.m.

Benefit Auction

BMAC’s annual Benefit Auction moves online, with works by Wolf Kahn, Emily Mason, Petria Mitchell, Julia Jensen, and many more!

August 30, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

Benefit Auction Preview

Pour yourself a drink and join us on Zoom for a guided preview of our upcoming Online Benefit Auction!

August 13, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Studio Visit: John Gibson

Visit the studio of painter John Gibson via Zoom.

July 30, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Interview with Michael Christopher Brown

Curator Katherine Gass Stowe interviews photographer Michael Christopher Brown.

July 1, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting of the Membership

BMAC members convene to review the past year and elect new trustees.

June 25, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Grit and Grace: The Empowerment of Women at Work in Global Communities

Documentary photographer Alison Wright discusses her images of resilient working women in developing countries.

June 11, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk: Steven Rose

Steven Rose discusses his immersive installation For/While (2020.01)

June 5, Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Talking Mail Art with Shmuel during Gallery Walk

Mail artist Stuart Copans (“Shmuel”) will chat with Museum visitors during Gallery Walk.

May 26, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

Food for Thought: Homelessness in Brattleboro

A casual supper at which staff of Groundworks and others will share information about homelessness.

May 20, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Surprise! You’ve Got Mail Art

A panel discussion with mail artists Chuck Welch (CrackerJack Kid), Stuart Copans (Shmuel), and Gabrielle Dietzel.

May 15, Friday, 7 p.m.

An Evening of Tibetan Music with Migmar Tsering

Musician and storyteller Migmar Tsering, a Tibetan refugee, plays traditional music on the dramyin.

May 9, Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Workshop: Bugs and Blooms

Join us for this drop-in family workshop to make art inspired by Wesley Fleming’s glass wildflowers and insects!

May 1, Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Talking Mail Art with Shmuel during Gallery Walk

Mail artist Stuart Copans (“Shmuel”) will chat with Museum visitors during Gallery Walk.

April 23, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

In Pursuit of Disobedient Women

Dionne Searcey discusses her work as West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times.

April 18, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Curator Tour: Katherine Gass Stowe

Katherine Gass Stowe leads a tour of “Steven Kinder: 552,830” and “Alison Wright: Grit and Grace, Women at Work.”

April 8, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Roger Clark Miller

Roger Clark Miller discusses his multimedia installation and performs ambient “dream-state guitar.”

April 3, Friday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Day Trip: Louise Bourgeois at Vassar College

Join Education Curator Linda Whelihan on this excursion to Vassar College to see textiles and prints by Louise Bourgeois.

April 3, Friday, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

XOX! Share the Love: Artful Tic-Tac-Toe during Gallery Walk

Experience artist Lynn Herring’s XOX! Share the Love, a re-engineered tic-tac-toe game designed to “Make America Relate Again.”

March 29, Sunday, 2 p.m.

BMAC Members Tour: First Proof Press

Take a guided tour of First Proof Press, Brattleboro’s new collaborative fine art printmaking studio.

March 17-27, 2020

ARTravel: Art, Craft, and Nature in Costa Rica

Take part in the first small-group trip to explore Costa Rica’s vibrant arts scene.

March 21, Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Workshop: The Art of Pysanky (Ukrainian Eggs)

Hands-on workshop in the traditional Ukrainian folk art of egg decoration.

March 14, Saturday 3-5 p.m.

Opening of New Exhibits

Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of new exhibits.

March 14, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Grit and Grace: The Empowerment of Women at Work in Global Communities

Documentary photographer Alison Wright discusses her images of resilient working women in developing countries.

March 7, Saturday, 12 p.m.

2020 VT Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony

Recognizing outstanding young visual artists and writers from all across Vermont.