Past Events

February 17-25, 2024

Artful Ice Shanties

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

February 19, Monday, 10-4

Open

BMAC is open on Presidents Day, Monday, February 19, 10-4.

February 10, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Lunar New Year Festival & Potluck

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

February 8, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Hannah Morris

Hannah Morris discusses her career and current exhibition at BMAC.

February 1, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Fawn Krieger and David B. Smith

Fawn Krieger and David B. Smith discuss their interests in attachment, relation, and embodiment.

January 27, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Workshop: Creating Cardboard Sculptures

Create whimsical cardboard sculptures based on deep-sea creatures with artist Art Costa.

January 9-19, 2024

ARTravel: Art, Craft, and Nature in Costa Rica

Take part in an exciting small-group trip exploring Costa Rica’s vibrant arts scene.

Registration deadline: December 15

Call for Artful Ice Shanties

Register to build an Artful Ice Shanty to display at Retreat Farm in February 2024.

December 14, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist & Curator Conversation: Art Costa and Sarah Freeman

Artist Art Costa and curator Sarah Freeman discuss Costa’s career and current exhibition at BMAC. 

December 9 & 10, 2023

Workshop: Gelli-Plate Printmaking

2023 Climate Change Artist in Residence, Lia Rothstein, leads a two-day printmaking workshop with a focus on sustainability.

December 1, Friday, 5-8 p.m.

Gallery Walk

We’re open late for the first-Friday community celebration of all things artful. 

November 30, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Exploring Bioplastics as Art Materials

BMAC’s 2023 Climate Change Artist in Residence, Lia Rothstein, discusses the use of bioplastics in artmaking.

November 18, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Aurora Robson

Artist Aurora Robson talks about her practice and the work on view in her current BMAC exhibition.

November 15, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Curator Tour: Paper Made

Curator Michelle Samour discusses the exhibit Paper Made, focusing on the stories behind the art.

November 12, Sunday, 2 p.m.

Workshop: Printmaking with LEGOs

Make art prints with LEGOs in a workshop at First Proof Press.

November 9-12

16th Annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit

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

November 5, Sunday, 2 p.m.

Workshop: Poetry and Art from The Poetry Studio

Ann and Tony Gengarelly host a poetry-writing workshop that includes illustration and bookmaking.

November 4, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Workshop: Relief Printmaking

Explore relief printmaking in a workshop with artist Michael Smoot.

October 22, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Bob Boemig: Land Lift at 30

Bob Boemig gives a talk in connection with the 30th anniversary of his iconic sculpture Land Lift, which graces BMAC’s front lawn.

October 21, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Hidden in the Hills: Julia Jensen

Painter Julia Jensen offers a visit to her studio in Westminster West, Vermont, including a short talk and tour.

October 14, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Opening of Four New Exhibits

Celebrate the opening of four new exhibits. Free and open to all!

October 8, Sunday, 5:30 p.m.

16th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza

An annual spectacle and crowd favorite, the Domino Toppling Extravaganza returns to Brattleboro for the 16th year in a row.

October 7, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

Dinner on Glass

Dinner on Glass combines fine dining, glass blowing, and performance art into a memorable feast for all the senses.

October 6, Friday, 5 p.m.

Exhibit Closing Party: I Land Therefore I Am

Celebrate Anina Major: I Land Therefore I Am and a BrattRock Unplugged performance at a closing party during Gallery Walk.

October 1, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Forage to Feast

Melany Kahn leads a group foraging edible mushrooms and making mushroom-topped wood-fired pizzas.

September 30, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Found Materials Sculpture Workshop

Update as of 9/25/23: This workshop has been cancelled. Kate Milliken leads a sculpture-making workshop using cleaned trash collected from the Connecticut River.

September 23, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Source to Sea River Cleanup

All are invited to help clean the Connecticut River and collect the trash for use in a sculpture workshop.

September 23, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Remembering Andrews Inn & Queer Archives Collection

Learn about Vermont’s legendary gay bar, Andrews Inn, and celebrate its legacy at a pop-up, 1970s-themed party at the museum.

September 14, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Ayano Kataoka in Concert

Renowned percussionist Ayano Kataoka performs an hour-long work for solo vibraphone by Stuart Saunders Smith.

September 10, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Hidden in the Hills: The Stone Trust

Master dry stone waller Jared Flynn gives a tour of Stone Wall Park at historic Scott Farm.

August 2–27

Tape Art 

Tape Art duo Michael Townsend and Leah Smith invite the public to help create temporary murals on BMAC’s facade.

August 26, Saturday, 6 p.m.

Food as Art: Dinner by Chef Erin Bevan

Enjoy a fine dining experience by award-winning chef Erin Bevan and inspired by Alec Egan’s Drawing Room.

August 19, Saturday, 6 p.m.

BMAC GALA: IMAGINE

An inspiring evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and the inaugural BMAC Award for Service to Art & Humanity.

August 13, Sunday, 11 a.m.

Outdoor Art Studio: Printmaking in Nature

Explore the ways art and nature interact through family-focused art making activities at Retreat Farm.

August 10, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Lela Jaacks

Artist Lela Jaacks gives a talk in BMAC’s sculpture garden, where her work is on view.

August 6, Sunday, 11 a.m.

Outdoor Art Studio: Cyanotypes! Collaboration with the Sun

Explore the ways art and nature interact through family-focused art making activities at Retreat Farm.

July 28, Friday, 7 p.m.

Queer Dance Party

Queer Dance Party comes to BMAC with a pop-up exhibition of photographs of the southern Vermont drag scene.

July 27, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist & Curator Conversation: Anina Major and Sadaf Padder

Artist Anina Major and curator Sadaf Padder discuss Major’s artistic practice and current exhibition.

July 20, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist & Curator Conversation: Roberley Bell and Sarah Freeman

Artist Roberley Bell and curator Sarah Freeman discuss Bell’s artistic practice and current exhibition.

July 15, Saturday, 2 p.m.

River Cleanup and Cyanotype Workshop

Madge Evers leads a river cleanup walk and cyanotype-making workshop.

June 24, Saturday 5 p.m.

Opening of Eight New Exhibits

All are welcome to a celebration of new exhibits.

June 17, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Vermont Blown Away

Artists from the Vermont Glass Guild create glass art inspired by children’s drawings.

June 2, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Pride Prom at Gallery Walk

To celebrate Pride month, BMAC and partners host a prom-themed dance party.

May 21, Sunday, 8 p.m.

Film Screening: Hilma

Lasse Hallström’s new film Hilma screens at Epsilon Spires.

May 11, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist & Curator Conversation: Cathy Cone and Sarah Freeman

Artist Cathy Cone talks about her photographic practice and her work on view in Portals and Portraits.

May 4, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Storytelling Roundtable 

Artist Juan Hinojosa leads an evening of storytelling and mini-collage-making.

April 29, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Mail Art Workshop: Remembrance Postcards

BMAC and Brattleboro Area Hospice lead a workshop on creating mail art or a letter to a loved one who has passed on.

April 22, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Workshop: MassQing 

Learn Daniel Callahan’s technique for using the human face as a canvas, then create your own MassQ.

April 21, Friday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Daniel Callahan

Artist Daniel Callahan discusses the themes, influences, and evolutions of his multidisciplinary work.