Whether showcasing regional artists in dynamic group shows, inviting guest curators to create one-of-a-kind exhibits, celebrating local fine art legends, or presenting the work of international art icons, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center produces powerful exhibits that challenge the status quo while honoring the hallowed lineage of art history.
Like many smaller institutions, the Southern Vermont Arts Center relies on the generosity of its supporters in order to build its permanent collection. We are fortunate in counting many such supporters among our members and friends, and each year we are pleased to add two or three fine works of art to the collection. The year 2007, however, was exceptional. Over the course of the year, the Arts Center received eight new pieces ranging from historic canvases by early member artists to the latest productions of contemporary painters and photographers.
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The Museum collection includes both Asian and western art from the fourth millennium B.C.E. to the present. Permanent installations of antiquities, Asian art, and American and European painting and sculpture from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century are on view at all times.
The Museum's collection of twentieth-century and contemporary art encompasses works in all mediums, with particular strength in prints and photographs. These works are frequently on view in temporary installations, often in conjunction with faculty demand and the College curriculum. A significant collection of public sculpture, overseen by the college’s Committee on Art in Public Places, is displayed throughout the campus.