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What's On View at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center?

Brattleboro, Vermont

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is located at 10 Vernon Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. Photo courtesy of museum

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1972, with a mission to present art and ideas in ways that inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages. Compelling new exhibits by regional and internationally acclaimed artists are shown each season. Located in the former Union Station, BMAC is a non-collecting museum with six galleries. Our exhibits change three times a year. 

The museum is often described by visitors as "a gem." Situated at the south end of the town's historic Main Street, we participate along with at least 35 other venues in "Gallery Walk," the first Friday evening of every month. Complementing the changing exhibits of contemporary art, BMAC offers unique programming and events for all ages, including film screenings, lectures and artist presentations, annual LEGO contests, Domino Toppling events, A Cappella Concerts, and other special events and outreach. Our extensive education program regularly serves more than 700 students of all ages, including 15 Head Start sites. 

Detail from In Transit (From Hand to Hand, Pillar to Post) by Laura Baring-Gould, one of the artists featured in Reshaping Reality. Image courtesy Laura Baring-Gould Studio

One of our current exhibits is Reshaping Reality. Curated by Carol Seitchik---and on view through October 24---Reshaping Reality features the work of 11 artists associated with the Boston Sculptors Gallery. It is about elevating the ordinary to the level of art---recycling and articulating materials into layers of meaning, whether social, political, or cultural in theme. The exhibit consists of objects, installations, and multimedia installations that transform the image---and the viewer’s understanding—of the everyday familiar.

A cooperative gallery, Boston Sculptors was founded in 1992. Its roster currently includes 34 artists who have exhibited individually and as a group throughout the United States and abroad. Artists featured in Reshaping Reality are Laura Baring-Gould, Benjamin S. Cariens, Rosalyn Driscoll, Laura Evans, Christopher Frost, Peter DeCamp Haines, Michelle Lougee, Nancy Selvage, Jessica Straus, Leslie Wilcox, and Andy Zimmermann.

You can visit the BMAC website to learn more current exhibitions and upcoming activities.


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