Depicting cityscapes and landscapes from high above, below, and off to one side, this exhibit is guaranteed to provide viewers with such perspective-altering experiences. Featured artists include Debra Bermingham, Rudy Burckhardt, Maya Gold, Yvonne Jacquette, David Kapp, and Nicola López.
The museum’s Center Gallery is given over to an exhibit titled Egg Tempera: Contemporary Masters, which showcases paintings by eight contemporary artists working in the medium of egg tempera. An ancient technique that uses egg yolk to bind pigments, egg tempera is commonly associated with iconography. Several of the artists in this exhibit make explicit visual reference to that history, while others put the medium to use in the service of purely contemporary imagery. Two of the featured artists will give presentations on their work later this spring: Fred Wessel, May 6 and Koo Schadler, June 10.
Visitors to the museum’s Activity Gallery will be treated to Symmetries, an exhibit of original artwork by Vermont–based artist Ellen Dorn Levitt. Inspired by quilt designs and symmetrical game boards, Levitt’s shimmering paintings and drawings are variations on simple geometric structures. Levitt begins with points generated by compass and ruler within a square and then develops each design intuitively, so that no two creations are alike. As usual, the Activity Gallery will contain supplies for visitors to partake in art activities related to the exhibit.
The museum’s exhibits and gift shop are open 11 am to 5 pm, except Tuesday and Wednesday. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students. Members and children 5 and under are admitted free of charge. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information call (802) 257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.