The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, located in the heart of downtown Brattleboro, also serves as the art hub for the community. Founded in 1972, BMAC contains six very active galleries in its historic Union Station building. They take pride in rotating exhibits about every three to four months. This not only keeps a visit there fresh and exciting but adds up to 15 to 20 art shows a year. In addition to showcasing works of talented artist, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center also hosts dozens of concerts, art talks, workshops and film screenings. When visiting charming Brattleboro for a vacation, be sure to check out the fascinating art and events at the museum.
The current exhibits display the wide range of styles and materials used to create an interesting art experience. The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center shows opening in the new year will immerse you in installation creations, sculptural abstract paintings, and a retrospective of an ever evolving landscape artists. Open your eyes and mind to some truly intriguing exhibits:
- María Elena González’s Tree Talk – The gallery is transformed into a multimedia experience using video, sound, drawings, and collage that celebrates the graceful birch tree.
- Doug Trump’s By Rail – A local Vermont artist repurposed window trim and sash boards into layered and textured abstract paintings with sculptural elements.
- Fafnir Adamites’s Interfere – Another installation piece, but created by sculpting textiles of felted wool and burlap. The large dark and weighty art conveys a sense of overwhelming oppression.
- Gordon Meinhard’s The Lives of Tables – While this is a series of still life paintings, done in an expressive style, the subjects come to life, vibrating with energy and personality.
- Observed/Abstract – This retrospective of painter Thelma Appel, a founder of the Bennington College Summer Painting Workshop, takes visitors on a journey through her artistic progression.
Brattleboro loves its “artsy” reputation and there’s no better place to see this creative culture than the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Whether you’re visiting to ski, hike, or bike while staying at our lovely New England town, the BMAC is a must see during your stay. The elegant Inn on Putney Road bed and breakfast offers superior accommodations within walking distance of Brattleboro’s lively downtown. Wake each morning to a gourmet breakfast with views of our serene wooded setting. Reserve your beautiful guest suite with us today for a picture perfect Vermont vacation in 2020.
Check out the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Upcoming Events and Exhibits
If you missed the current exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, don’t worry the year is full of interesting shows to enjoy. No matter when you plan your Brattleboro vacation the museum will have a show or fun event. See what’s on the horizon at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center:
- Ask the River – The community comes together for this art project celebrating the Connecticut River.
- Alison Wright: Grit and Grace – A National Geographic Traveler of the Year showcases women at work in photographs from around the world.
- Steven Kinder: 552,830 – The exhibit name represents the people who experienced homelessness in the US during 2018 and the portraits put faces to the number.
- Wesley Fleming: Silvestris, Wild and Untamed – Marvel at this artist’s highly detailed glass sculptures of flowers and insects.
- Steven Rose: For/While (2020.01) – Step into this immersive art environment that was inspired by the artist’s experience in 2011 with a 5.8 magnitude earthquake.
- Postcards from Brattleboro: 40 Years of Mail Art – A 40 year project in the making comes together with a display of books, cartoons and postcards.
- Coffee & Conversation: Stories of Homelessness – This multimedia project also brings the viewer face-to-face with the homeless people of our country.
- Roger Clark Miller: Transmuting the Prosaic – As a musician and visual artist, Miller incorporates video, sound, and vinyl records in this installation piece.
- Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Paintings – This retrospective includes the works of a group of artists that rejected the pure abstract movement from 1950 to 1970.
- A Cappella Concerts – High School and Collegiate a cappella groups fill the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center with song
- University of Massachusetts Concert – The UMass Percussion Ensemble will shake things up during their energizing performance.
- Artist Discussions – Several of the artists with upcoming exhibits talk about their creative process and inspirations.
The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and the creative Brattleboro community invites you to visit this very special town on your next vacation. Restore your soul on long walks or bike rides through the idyllic countryside, then enjoy great dining, art and entertainment in the vibrant town center. Book your Brattleboro getaway for 2020 and see the very best of Vermont.