Past Events

July 17, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Concert: Starlighter

String quartet Brooklyn Rider, Kinan Azmeh, and Mathias Kunzli perform a collaborative program that expands the notion of the clarinet quintet.

June 19, Saturday, 5 p.m.

Opening of New Exhibits

All are welcome to a reception celebrating summer exhibits.

June 14-18, 2021


BMAC will be closed June 14-18 for the installation of all new exhibits.

June 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Artist & Curator Conversation: All Flowers Keep the Light

Mara Williams leads a virtual tour of All Flowers Keep the Light and a discussion with the exhibiting artists.

May 28, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk: Anna Schuleit Haber

Anna Schuleit Haber discusses her wide-ranging work, including BLOOM, documentation of which is featured in All Flowers Keep the Light.

May 19, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Illuminating History: The Vermont African American Heritage Trail

Curtiss Reed, Jr., founder of the Vermont African American Heritage Trail, discusses the history and future of the trail.

May 15, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Celebration of Spring Exhibits

All are welcome to a reception celebrating spring exhibits.

May 12, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

An Introduction to NFT Art

Anne Spalter explains what non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are and how they contribute to new art forms.

May 5, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Costa Rica & Covid-19

In connection with a BMAC ARTtravel program, Dra. Marisol Flores discusses Costa Rica’s response to Covid-19.

May 4, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Black Representation in Children’s Literature

Rio Cortez, Daniel Minter, and Javaka Steptoe discuss Black representation in children’s literature.

May 1, Saturday, 10-12

Caring Creatures Pop-Up Card Workshop

Create creature themed animated pop-up cards in this online workshop.

April 29, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Art Talk: Kenny Rivero, Charles Moffett & Michael Jevon Demps

Kenny Rivero, Charles Moffett, and Michael Jevon Demps discuss the exhibit Palm Oil, Rum, Honey, Yellow Flowers.

April 28, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Holding Space: Reflections on Children of the Sun

Jennifer Mack-Watkins, Daricia Mia DeMarr, and Novella Ford discuss positive representation of Black Americans.

April 21, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Artist & Curator Conversation: Children of the Sun

Artist Jennifer Mack-Watkins, curator David Rios Ferreira, and poet fayemi shakur discuss Children of the Sun.

Drawing: March 7

Ice Shanty Quilt Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for an Ice Shanty Quilt.

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 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.