Past Events

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 8-13


BMAC will be closed March 8-13 for the installation of new exhibits.

March 7, Saturday, 12 p.m.

2020 VT Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony

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

February 29, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Concert: UMass Percussion Ensemble

The UMass Percussion Ensemble performs contemporary works for percussion.

February 27, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Ask the River: Imagine the Answers

Join Kathy Urffer, Rich Holschuh, and Ask the River artists for a free-form discussion of the Connecticut River.

February 23, Sunday, 6 p.m.

EAT! Micro-Grant Dinner

Enjoy dinner with fellow art lovers, then vote on which local art projects to fund via the evening’s admission fees.

February 15, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Opening Celebration: Ask the River

Join us for the opening of this community art project, designed to empower viewers to reconnect with the Connecticut River.

February 8, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

17th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert

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

February 7, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

High School A Cappella Warm-up Concert

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

January 26, Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Lunar New Year Festival & Potluck

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

January 21, Tuesday, 10-5

Workshop: Slow and Mindful Stitch

Eva Camacho-Sanchez leads this contemplative exploration of line, color, and stitch for sewers, embroiderers, and felters.

January 16, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Doug Trump

Doug Trump discusses his work, which is on view through February 9 in the exhibit By Rail. 

December 18, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Fafnir Adamites

Fafnir Adamites discusses the installation Interfere (with) and the ways in which the sculptures address trauma.

December 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!

November 12, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Legacies of Trauma

Holocaust scholar Dr. Hank Knight explores the concept of “historical trauma.”

November 7-11, 2019

12th Annual LEGO Contest and Exhibit

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

November 2, Saturday, 10-1 p.m.

In the Eye of the Beholder: A Writing Workshop for Teachers – CANCELLED

Elayne Clift leads teachers in a series of writing prompts based on current exhibits.

October 30, Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.

Introduction to Tarot

Learn the basics of reading tarot cards from Margaret Shipman and Stacy Salpietro-Babb, the creators of the Wayfarer Tarot.

October 24, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Bark! Get to Know Your Trees

Michael Wojtech, author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast, leads this tree identification workshop.

October 19, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Trio Sefardi

A concert of Sephardic music sung in Ladino, followed by a post-concert Q&A with the performers.

October 17, Thursday, 3:30-7 p.m.

Open House for Educators

Teachers are invited to an informational gathering with Education Curator Linda Whelihan and local organizations that host field trips.

October 14, Monday, 2-4 p.m.

Hidden in the Hills: Applewoods Studio & Gallery

BMAC members are invited to a private tour of Applewoods Studio & Gallery.

October 4, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Opening of Five New Exhibits

Join us during Brattleboro’s monthly Gallery Walk, as we celebrate the opening of five new exhibits.

September 29, Sunday, 5:30 p.m.

12th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza

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

August 10 & September 21, Saturdays, 2–4 p.m.

Workshop(s): Dream Journals

Work with the artist and the curator of Coincidence Control to make a dream journal and learn how to use it.

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 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.