About the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

In 1959, passenger train service was discontinued at Brattleboro’s Union Station. The station was sold to the town and soon fell into disrepair. When it was threatened by demolition in the mid-1960s, a determined group of residents rescued the station in the hope of transforming it into a community art center and history museum. Their foresight, determination, and creativity paid off in the grand opening of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on September 10, 1972.

Today BMAC is a non-collecting museum with an emphasis on presenting the art of our time. Over the years BMAC has garnered awards for excellence from a number of national, regional, and state agencies and foundations. Recent major exhibits have included Andy Warhol: The Jon Gould Collection (2004), Wolf Kahn: Landscape of Light 1953-2006 (2006), and Jules Olitski: An Inside View, A Survey of Prints 1954-2007 (2008), which is presently on tour.

In addition to exhibiting contemporary art, BMAC works closely with local elementary schools and Head Start classrooms, and presents a range of public programs throughout the year, which contribute to the cultural vitality of southern Vermont and the tri-state region.

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