Explore BMAC’s first-ever exhibition of NFTs
BRATTLEBORO- The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center will present two free online talks in connection with the NFT art exhibit “Anne Spalter: The Wonder of It All,” which features AI-generated digital videos of fantastical, morphing spaceships. Register at brattleboromuseum.org.
“Spaceships and Art: A Match Made in the Imagination” is a Zoom presentation by Ron Miller on the history of spaceships in art, on Thursday, April 28, at 7 pm.
The author of “Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined,” Miller will discuss how the idea of traveling into space and to other worlds was visualized by artists decades before the reality of space flight, how the development of rocketry and spacecraft influenced artists, and how the arts have sometimes influenced the scientists and engineers behind space travel.
“Pay No Attention to the Artist Behind the Curtain: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Artificial Intelligence and NFTs” is a talk by digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter and programmer Todd Dailey on Monday, May 2, at 7 pm via Zoom.
“The Wonder of It All” is BMAC’s first-ever exhibition of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, a medium that has exploded in popularity in the past two years.
Spalter is a digital mixed media artist who founded the original digital fine arts courses at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design in the 1990s and authored the internationally taught textbook “The Computer in the Visual Arts.” Spalter’s work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and The Museum of CryptoArt.
BMAC is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is on a “pay-as-you-wish” basis. Located in historic Union Station, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call (802) 257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.