Video artist gives talk tonight at Brattleboro Museum


BRATTLEBORO -- Anne Morgan Spalter is a new media artist based in Pawtucket, R.I., and Brattleboro. She is the author of the widely used textbook, "The Computer in the Visual Arts." Her art, writing, and teaching all reflect her longstanding goal of integrating art and technology. Spalter will give a multimedia presentation on her work on Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Admission is free.

Spalter’s presentation coincides with BMAC’s latest exhibit, "Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art," which includes two of Spalter’s digital videos. Drawing inspiration from painting, mathematics and Buddhist and Islamic art, Spalter shoots original video footage around the world and uses customized software to develop patterned compositions that explore the concept of the "modern landscape."

She shows widely, and her work is included in leading contemporary collections in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, as well as in such museums as the Albright-Knox (Buffalo, N.Y.), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London). Spalter created and taught the first fine art digital media courses at both RISD and Brown University. Roger Mandle, former executive director of the Qatar Museums Authority, described Spalter’s book, "The Computer in the Visual Arts," as "a seductively articulate and illuminating introduction to the rapidly expanding world of the computer and art, design, and animation."

The museum’s exhibits and gift shop are open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and 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. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Members and children under 6 are admitted free. Located in Union Station at the junction of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair-accessible. For information, call 802-257-0124 or visit


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