BRATTLEBORO >> Sunday marks the final day to view four exhibits currently at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC). The museum will then be closed Oct.r 24 through 28, while curators and staff install new exhibits opening to the public on Saturday, Oct. 29. A members-only preview of the new exhibits will take place Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to become a BMAC member, visit brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124.
The four exhibits closing on Sunday are "Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns," "House/Home, A Work in Progress: John Willis," "Chaos and Light: Jamie Young," and "Union Station: Gateway to the World." According to BMAC Director Danny Lichtenfeld, these exhibits, which have been on view for several months, have been favorably received and well attended.
"'Up in Arms' and John Willis' 'House/Home' deal with timely and difficult subject matter," Lichtenfeld said. "We weren't sure at the outset how they would be received, but the responses have been overwhelmingly positive, and attendance is up 21% compared to the same period a year ago."
The four closing exhibits will be replaced by five new ones, including "Luscious," a group show featuring 14 artists exploring the nature of paint itself, "From Luminous Shade," a collaboration between painter Margaret Lampe Kannenstine and poet Ann McGarrell prompted by the deaths of their sons, "Rust Work: Paul Bowen," "Printographs: Collaged Images by Stan Sherer," and "Eyes Toward Heaven: Chris Page." The exhibit "Windows to Creative Expression: Young Poets and Artists from the Poetry Studio," which opened on September 30, remains on view in the museum's Ticket Gallery.
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. The museum's exhibits and gift shop are open every day except Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Admission is free to all on Thursdays after 2 p.m. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.
Major support for BMAC is provided by its members and C&S Wholesale Grocers, Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, People's United Bank, David F. Walter Goldsmith & Platinumsmith, Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery, and Allen Brothers Oil.