Past Events

September 20, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Four Decades of Queer Activism in Vermont

A look at the key individuals, organizations, and moments in the history of queer activism in southern Vermont.

September 12, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Back to the Land Redux: Vermont’s New Generation of Artist-Farmers

Working Vermont artist-farmers discuss the intersection and interchange between their art and their farm work.

September 10, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

Fun With Food & Art

Kids of all ages are invited to this fun collaboration with the Brattleboro Food Co-op!

September 7, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Author Talk & Book Signing: We Are Everywhere

Co-author Matthew Riemer discusses We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation.

September 6, Friday, 8 p.m.

Art Raffle: Wolf Kahn

Take a chance at winning an original pastel painting by Wolf Kahn.

September 6, Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Circus at the Museum

Aerialists and acrobats from New England Center for Circus Arts perform at the museum during Gallery Walk.

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

Stories Behind the Photographs

Take a guided tour of Performative Acts with photographer Dona Ann McAdams and curator John Killacky.

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

Artist Talk: Barbara Takenaga

Artist Barbara Takenaga discusses Looking at Blue, on view from June 22 through September 23.

August 4, Sunday, 4:30 p.m.

Summer Garden Party

Join us for a summer garden party featuring farm-to-table fare, fine wine, and live music in a picturesque setting.

August 2, Friday, 8 p.m.

Karen Finley: Grabbing Pussy / Parts Known

A rare evening with the celebrated performance artist, who performs two provocative new works.

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

Artist Talk: Timothy Segar

Artist Timothy Segar discusses Character Development, a selection of his steel sculptures and works on paper.

July 27, Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Workshop: Color Splash

Create cards and colorful flags using a simplified batik technique.

July 20, Saturday, 11-8

Free Family Day

Watch art being made, make your own artwork, enjoy snacks and live music, and view the current exhibits. Free all day!

July 18, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Author Talk & Book Signing: Water Connections

James Rousmaniere discusses Water Connections, which explores what fresh water means to us and what we mean to water.

July 16, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Dona Ann McAdams

Marlboro College professor Kate Ratcliff interviews social documentary photographer Dona Ann McAdams.

July 11, Thursday, 5-7 p.m.


A workshop exploring resonance and vibration through touching, listening, and collaborative creation.

June 22, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Opening of Six New Exhibits

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

June 6, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Jewish Mysticism: Teachings of the Kabbalah

Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener shares fundamental ideas from Jewish mysticism.

June 2, Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

Hidden in the Hills: Jen Violette Glass Studio

BMAC members are invited to visit the studio of glass artist and painter Jen Violette. 

May 30, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Illustrated Lecture: “What is art?”

Professor David Mills explores ways of encountering art based on an ongoing conversation with the world around us.

Deadline: May 17, 2019

Call for Printmakers: BIG INK @BMAC

Calling all printmakers! Sign up to participate in BIG INK @ BMAC.

May 9, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Book Launch: Identifying Ferns the Easy Way

Forester and author Lynn Levine and artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs unfurl their newly published guide to ferns of the Northeast.

April 24, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Jackie Abrams & Deidre Scherer

Jackie Abrams and Deidre Scherer discuss the exhibit Connections on view through June 16.

April 15-23, 2019

Contemporary Art in Cuba: The Havana Art Biennial

This exciting new program offers a dynamic insider’s exploration of the “real” Cuba beyond the well-known tourist sites with a special focus on Cuba’s vibrant contemporary art scene, and participation in the world-famous Havana Art Biennial.

April 16, Tuesday, 11 a.m.

Workshop: Creative Creatures

Taking inspiration from the creatures of Glasstastic, we’ll transform everyday materials into fanciful beasts.

April 12, Friday, 6 p.m.

2019 Spring Gala & Benefit Auction

Celebrate spring and support BMAC’s youth and education programs!

April 6, Saturday, 2 p.m.

International Slow Art Day

This worldwide initiative encourages viewers to slow down and take a long look at a handful of works of art.

April 5, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Adventures with Super Bee: Night at the Museum

A magical evening of live dance performance, storytelling, and interactive creative play for the whole family.

March 30, 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 21, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Joey Morgan

Joey Morgan and Chief Curator Mara Williams discuss Morgan’s latest body of work, as seen in the exhibit Catch + Release (2) Précis.

March 14, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting of the Membership

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

March 9, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Opening of Six New Exhibits

Join us for a brunch reception as we celebrate the opening of six new exhibits.

March 2, Saturday, 12 p.m.

2019 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony

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

February 17, Sunday, 1 p.m.

Lunar New Year Festival & Potluck

Festival and potluck in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Activities for all ages.

February 2, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

16th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert

This popular annual event returns to the Latchis Theater in downtown Brattleboro.

February 1, Friday, 8 p.m.

High School A Cappella Warm-up Concert @ BMAC

Local high school a cappella groups perform at the museum during Gallery Walk.

January 29, Tuesday, 10-3

Workshop: Color and Light STEAM

Jill Dawson leads a workshop for teachers in creative uses of electronic circuitry.

January 27, Sunday, 2 p.m.

Curator Tour with Mara Williams

BMAC Chief Curator Mara Williams gives a tour of the current exhibits.

January 19, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Orly Cogan

Orly Cogan and Chief Curator Mara Williams discuss the exhibit Don’t Call Me Princess.

January 17, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Panel: Food as Artistic Expression

Five local culinary artists discuss the aesthetics of food preparation.

January 12, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Opening of Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint

All are welcome to a brunch reception celebrating the opening of Open Call NXNE 2019: Paint.

December 13, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Panel: Addiction and Recovery in our Community

Community members on the front lines of the addiction crisis discuss recovery resources in the Brattleboro area.

December 4, Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Celebrating Recovery

Join us in celebrating those who help make recovery from addiction possible.

December 1, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Concert: UMass Percussion Ensemble

The UMass Percussion Ensemble performs contemporary works for percussion.

November 29, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Michael Poster

Photographer Michael Poster and Chief Curator Mara Williams discuss the exhibit “If she has a pulse, she has a chance.”

Deadline: November 12

Call for Entries: OPEN CALL NXNE 2019

BMAC is now accepting submissions from artists in New England and New York for our annual juried exhibit, Open Call NXNE.

November 8-11, 2018

11th Annual LEGO Contest and Exhibit

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

October 25, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Robert Perkins

In connection with the exhibit Every Day, Robert Perkins discusses his work.

October 23, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Ruggles & Hunt Fall Fashion Show

Local models strut their stuff in Ruggles & Hunt’s Fall Fashion Show at BMAC.

October 19, Friday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Emily Mason

In connection with the exhibit To Another Place, painter Emily Mason reflects on six decades of art making.