Mara Williams to lead BMAC tour

Thursday January 17, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- Chief Curator Mara Williams will lead a guided tour of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center exhibits on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Current exhibits include the New England Biennial 2012, which features the work of 13 artists in various disciplines from around New England. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, free for BMAC members and children under 6.

During the tour, Williams will provide an overview of the exhibit process and themes, encouraging group discussion as the tour moves through the gallery and analyzes each artists’ work and its relation to the central themes. This interactive experience allows curious art hounds the opportunity to gain insights, ask questions and share their impressions of current exhibits.

Williams received her MFA from Syracuse University and pursued doctoral course work at NYU before taking her first position with BMAC as director/curator, which she held for nine years. Williams is a former chairwoman of the Vermont Arts Council and a former board member of the New England Museum Association. She owns Arts Bridge, LLC, a small curatorial and exhibition consulting firm, and serves as the chief curator at BMAC where she has curated more than 300 exhibits in the past 23 years and lectures several times a year.

The museum’s exhibits and gift shop are open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in historic Union Station 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


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