Brattleboro Museum and Art Center is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located at 10 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. It serves as a link to the world of art and as a community center.
The private non-profit organization aims to present ancient art works in such a manner that entertains, educates, and inspires audiences of all ages.
Founded on September 10, 1972, the museum and art center stands as a living memorial to the ancient railroad depot - the Union Station.
In 1974, Union Station became the town's first building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the 1970s, a dedicated group of volunteers took charge of running the museum.
By 1981, the first professional director, W. Ron Foulds, was hired to run the operation.
BMAC offers high-quality exhibitions as well as several visit options for school groups and other organizations. Educational programs for life-long learning and significant school programs are also conducted by a small art school. Brattleboro Museum and Art Center also offers memberships, which provide disounts on numerous items and activities.
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center also participates in a Gallery Walk, the first Friday of every month from June through December.