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The Vermont Arts Calendar is statewide, crowdsourced, and embeddable. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. The calendar is on the Council's website, and is shared by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing as well as Vermont Public Radio. Find virtual and in-person events of every kind, and search by event category, region, and date.

Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that in person events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

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Monday, January 18, 2021
Jan
18
2021

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Lucy Pullen

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Lucy Pullen

Lucy Pullen will do an artist talk via zoom.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to secure your spot as a private Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the event.

Lucy Pullen is a Canadian artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited widely, in solo and group exhibitions, across Canada and the US. Pullen holds degrees from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (BFA, 1994) and Tyler School of Art, Temple University, (MFA, 2001) and is formerly an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria in Canada. Current work includes spatial analysis and interdisciplinary collaboration artists, scientists and architects.

1/18/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

online, Johnson

Jan
18
2021

SciFi+ Book Club: Life Among the Terranauts

SciFi+ Book Club: Life Among the Terranauts

The January meeting of Bear Pond's SciFi+ (Plus) book club includes a virtual visit & discussion with the author, Caitlin Horrocks!
You must RSVP at our website to get the login link for the virtual meeting. Free and open to the public.

Caitlin Horrocks is author of the story collections Life Among the Terranauts (forthcoming January 2021) and This is Not Your City. Her novel The Vexations was named one of the 10 best books of 2019 by the Wall Street Journal. Her stories and essays appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Paris Review, Tin House, One Story and elsewhere. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

https://www.bearpondbooks.com/event/scifi-book-club-life-among-terranauts

1/18/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Zoom, Montpelier

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Jan
19
2021

Behind The Mask: Meet The Creators Of Shelter In Place Gallery And Tiny Pricks Project--ONLINE

Behind The Mask: Meet The Creators Of Shelter In Place Gallery And Tiny Pricks Project--ONLINE

Panel: Diana Weymar, Eben Haines and Delaney Dameron
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member $5; Non-member $10

Join SVAC Executive Director Anne Corso for a Zoom-based conversation with three of the people behind SVAC’s winter exhibition, Unmasked.

Let these panelists brighten your week with their creativity, humor and humanity. Artist and activist Diana Weymar has inspired thousands of needle-pointers to join her in stitching what she calls “the material record of the Trump presidency and the movement against it.” Now featured in international media, Diana’s Tiny Pricks Project has grown from one person’s idea into a massive collective undertaking. Tiny Pricks ends when President Trump’s term ends–18 hours after this panel. Hear Diana’s reflections, on the cusp of the project’s completion.

In the spring of 2020, Eben Haines and Delaney Dameron, founders of Shelter In Place (SIP) Gallery, created a 1:12 scale exhibition space to show artists’ work. They are always open–while traditional galleries and museums are closed, studios are often hard to access, and both monetary and social resources for artists are slim. By posting images of miniature installations on social media, Delaney and Eben have brought the public little SIPs of art–intimate, profound and playful, all at once. They have received hundreds of submissions from artists in the US and beyond.

1/19/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jan
19
2021

A Conversation with Lois Dodd

A Conversation with Lois Dodd

One of America’s most admired living artists, Lois Dodd joins artist Eric Aho in an online conversation about her life and work. This event is presented in connection with the exhibit Figuration Never Died: New York Painterly Painting, 1950-1970, which features the work of Dodd and nine of her contemporaries.

Dodd is known for her deceptively casual landscapes, figure studies, and floral studies as well as for her interior and exterior scenes. She studied art and textile design at The Cooper Union in New York in the late 1940s under the aegis of Peter Busa and Byron Thomas. After discovering plein-air painting at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Dodd began spending her summers in Penobscot Bay. She joined a wave of New York modernists who had begun to explore coastal Maine after the end of the Second World War. Dodd’s works are in permanent collections throughout the United States, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper Union. She is represented by Alexandre Gallery, New York.

BMAC has exhibited Aho’s work on numerous occasions, most recently in a 2009-2010 solo show, Ice Box. His work is in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others, and has been exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Currier Museum of Art, and American Academy of Arts and Letters.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

1/19/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Jan
21
2021

Writer to Writer: Nandi Comer & Jonah Mixon-Webster

Writer to Writer: Nandi Comer & Jonah Mixon-Webster

Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series pairs writers together to read from their work and to discuss all aspects of being a working writer. These live virtual events are a window into a writer's life and also provide access to, and a platform for, diverse voices and writing talent across genres. Conversations may touch on craft, literary friendship, publishing, sustaining a writing practice, and more.

Plesee register for this event. A private Zoom link will be provided.

Nandi Comer is the author of the Tapping Out (Northwestern University Press) and American Family: A Syndrome (Finishing Line Press). She is a Cave Canem Fellow, a Callaloo Fellow, and a Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, Muzzle, and Southern Indiana Review. She lives in Detroit.

Jonah Mixon-Webster is a poet-educator, scholar, and conceptual/sound artist from Flint, MI. His debut poetry collection, Stereo(TYPE), received the 2017 Sawtooth Poetry Prize from Ahsahta Press, the 2019 PEN America/Joyce Osterweil Award, and was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. He is an alumnus of Eastern Michigan University and received his Ph.D. from Illinois State University. He is the co-leader of the PEN America Detroit Chapter and the Poetry & Digital Arts Editor for Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora. He is the recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize for Poetry and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, Images & Voices of Hope, The Conversation Literary Festival, and the PEN Writing for Justice Program. His poetry and hybrid works are featured in various publications including Callaloo, Pennsound, Best New Poets 2017, and Best American Experimental Writing 2018.

1/21/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

online, Johnson

Jan
21
2021

Tintype Photography Demonstration with Rachel Portesi

Tintype Photography Demonstration with Rachel Portesi

Photographer Rachel Portesi demonstrates the process she used to create the tintype photographs in the exhibit Hair Portraits.

Each photograph is the result of a 26-second exposure directly onto a thin sheet of metal that has been painted black, then coated in emulsion to make it light-sensitive. The plate is immediately developed and placed in fixer, where the image appears. This archaic way of making “instant pictures” appealed to Portesi after she spent many years of shooting Polaroids, until the film became unavailable. (Now, thanks to The Impossible Project, Polaroid film is once again a possibility, though Portesi’s beloved Polaroid 667 black and white film has yet to be remade.)

This demonstration, followed by a Q&A will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

1/21/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Jan
26
2021

Virtual Writing Craft Talk with Jess Row

Virtual Writing Craft Talk with Jess Row

Jess Row will give a writing craft talk via Zoom. Register to secure your spot. A private Zoom link will be provided.

Jess Row is the author of the novel Your Face in Mine, two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost, and a collection of essays, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Atlantic, and The Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York City and Plainfield, Vermont.

1/26/21 10:00am - 11:00am

Online, Johnson

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Jan
27
2021

Artist Talk: Ned Castle and Federico Pardo

Artist Talk: Ned Castle and Federico Pardo

Vermont Folklife Center researcher Ned Castle and photographer Federico Pardo discuss Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture, their exhibit documenting the ice shanties on Brattleboro’s Retreat Meadows. This talk takes place via Zoom and Facebook Live.

In 2016, Pardo began documenting the shanties that appear each winter on the West River in Brattleboro. Over the course of two years, Pardo photographed the shanties using long-duration exposures, beginning his work after sunset and continuing long into the night. The resulting images, lit by both sunset and moonlight, carry a surreal quality of blended night and day. Many of the photographs are paired with audio recordings of the ice shanties’ owners, who were interviewed by Castle.

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture is a production of the Vermont Folklife Center.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

1/27/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Thursday, February 4, 2021
Feb
4
2021

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: T.J. Dedeaux-Norris

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: T.J. Dedeaux-Norris

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris will do an artist talk via zoom.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to secure your spot as a private Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the event.

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris fka Tameka Jenean Norris was born in Guam and received their undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles before graduating with an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Dedeaux-Norris has recently participated in numerous exhibitions and festivals including at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; Yerba Buena Museum, San Francisco, CA; Prospect.3 Biennial, New Orleans, LA; The Walker Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Performa 13; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam,Netherlands; Sundance Film Festival, New York, NY; Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA among many others. Dedeaux-Norris has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Fountainhead Residency, Grant Wood Colony Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center and Yaddo. They are the 2017 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a 2018 National Endowment for the arts fellowship, a 2019-2020 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grantee and is currently tenure track Assistant Professor at University of Iowa.

2/4/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

online, Johnson

Sunday, February 7, 2021
Feb
7
2021

Writer to Writer: Tommye Blount & Nathan McClain

Writer to Writer: Tommye Blount & Nathan McClain

Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series pairs writers together to read from their work and to discuss all aspects of being a working writer. These live virtual events are a window into a writer's life and also provide access to, and a platform for, diverse voices and writing talent across genres. Conversations may touch on craft, literary friendship, publishing, sustaining a writing practice, and more.

Register required for this event. A private Zoom link will be provided.

Tommye Blount is the author of Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Four Way Books, 2020), a finalist for the National Book Award, and the chapbook What Are We Not For (Bull City Press, 2016). A Cave Canem alumnus and graduate from Warren Wilson College, he has been the recipient of a fellowship from Kresge Arts in Detroit and a scholarship from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Born and raised in Detroit, Tommye now lives in the nearby suburb of Novi, Michigan.

Nathan McClain is the author of Scale (Four Way Books, 2017), a recipient of fellowships from Sewanee Writers' Conference, The Frost Place, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a graduate of Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers. A Cave Canem fellow, his poems and prose have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Green Mountains Review, Zocalo Public Square, Poem-a-Day, and The Critical Flame, among others. He teaches at Hampshire College.

2/7/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

online, Johnson

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Feb
11
2021

Erik Hoffner: Seeing the Story

Erik Hoffner: Seeing the Story

Edgar Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Similarly, a story can be seen, as well as read or told. Visual storytelling brings the viewer into other lives, scenes, and events. In this online talk for novice and experienced photographers alike, Erik Hoffner will explore topics related to documentary photography and visual storytelling, including composition, shot selection, and strategies for creating high-quality images. He will also discuss lenses and general photography concepts.

Erik Hoffner is an editor for the global environmental media outlet Mongabay.com. He’s a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and his writings and photojournalism projects have appeared in The Guardian, the Washington Post, Yale Environment 360, National Geographic News Watch, Northern Woodlands, and The Sun, among others. Hoffner has exhibited in galleries regionally and as far away as the New Mexico State Capitol, and in 2019, his work was the subject of a two-decade retrospective solo exhibit at the Linden Street Gallery. He is also a longtime exhibiting member of the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

2/11/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Monday, February 15, 2021
Feb
15
2021

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Clintel Steed

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Clintel Steed

Clintel Steed will do an artist talk via zoom. This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to secure your spot as a private Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the event.

Clintel Steed (b. 1977, Salt Lake City) received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from Indiana University, and completed Advanced Studies at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently Clintel Steel: Endymion at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York; Emoji Show at Klaus von Nichtsagend, New York, and So Much, So Little, All At Once at Regina Rex, New York, among others. He is the recipient of the John Koch Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and recent press includes Hyperallergic, Artcritical, and The New York Sun.

Steed’s political subject matter is an important component of his work. His images are drawn from the recent Baltimore uprisings, the war in Afghanistan and a host of other charged political events. Steed’s paintings explore and expose the oppressive power structures that constrict his America, considering socioeconomic immobility, racial prejudice and the experience of being black in this country. As he puts it, reflecting on his childhood and upbringing, “the battle between good and evil, heaven and hell was preached all the time. This struggle is still within me, the lust for money and the battle for power. Painting these ideas and icons, in a way, helps me meditate upon the emotions they conjure in a more contemplative way.”

2/15/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

online, Johnson

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Feb
16
2021

Ice Fishing: Culture, Community, and Conservation

Ice Fishing: Culture, Community, and Conservation

Ice fishing has a long, rich history in Vermont, having played an important role in both the livelihood of native peoples and the recreation of sport fishers. It is a sport that has greatly evolved over time, from outdoor fishing with simple hand-augered holes in the ice to fishing in heated shanties equipped with sonar fish finders and cell phone chargers. Technology isn’t the only thing that has changed ice fishing over the years. Climate change and warming temperatures mean fewer days on the ice each year and fewer fishing options.

This three-member online panel will look at the cultural, social, and environmental issues surrounding ice fishing, what it means to those who participate in it, and how it may continue to evolve and change in the future. This event is presented in connection with Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture, and Erik Hoffner: Ice Visions

PANELISTS

Rich Holschuh, Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs

Rich is a resident of Wantastegok (Brattleboro, Vermont) and an independent historic and cultural researcher. He has served on the Vermont Commission for Native American Affairs and is a public liaison and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Elnu Abenaki within the contemporary Abenaki community. His presentations draw upon indigenous history, linguistics, geography, and culture to share other ways of seeing and being in relationship with place.

Roy Gangloff, Multi-generational Ice Fisherman

Roy writes:

So I’m 60 years old and have been fishing as long as I can remember. Lucky for me, my dad and grandfather were fishermen, as were many of their friends and my extended family. It was a big part of our lives in the early days, as it provided many a meal and kept the freezer full. But even more importantly, it was quality time spent with my dad and his friends, where I not only learned how to fish but also how to be a guy.

Some of my fondest memories are of my ice fishing adventures. We always had fun, good food, and lots of laughs and almost always caught fish. Those early days probably have made me who and what I am today.

Paige Blaker, Fish Production Supervisor, Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Paige Blaker is the fish production supervisor for the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle, Vermont, where she manages several species of trout as well as landlocked Atlantic salmon and walleye. She previously raised trout and salmon for the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and Chum, Pink, Coho, and King salmon for Prince William Sound Aquaculture in Alaska. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and ecology from Unity College.

As a college student, Blaker’s falls were filled with deer and waterfowl hunting, winters with ice fishing, and summers fishing up and down the rivers of Maine. She spent many days ice fishing for browns and splake in Maine and shifted her focus to cutthroats and walleye in Wyoming. This year, Blaker says she will be targeting Lake Champlain perch and pike—”maybe a little lake trout if the ice is thick enough.”

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

2/16/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Feb
18
2021

Trashed Inspiration: Oceans, Pollution, and Art

Trashed Inspiration: Oceans, Pollution, and Art

Andy Yoder moderates a panel of artists whose work focuses on ocean pollution. Yoder, Alejandro Durán, Pam Longobardi, and Aurora Robson will share their work and discuss the ways they draw inspiration from the crisis happening in our oceans, particularly around plastic trash.

PARTICIPANTS

Andy Yoder‘s BMAC installation, Overboard, was inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990,” an incident in which 61,820 Nike Air Jordan 5s spilled into the Pacific Ocean.

Yoder is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. His work has been exhibited at the International Print Center New York, the Saatchi Gallery, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Reykjavik Art Museum, among many others. He has been commissioned to create work for numerous public installations, including for the Columbus Museum of Art, the ESPN Zone in New York, and Hilltop Montessori School in Brattleboro. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

Alejandro Durán collects trash on the Caribbean coast of Mexico and transforms it through an ongoing environmental installation and photography project designed to raise awareness about plastic pollution. He also engages audiences through community-based environmental art-making and speaking engagements.

Durán received an M.A. in Teaching from Tufts University and an M.F.A. in poetry from the New School for Social Research. His work has been featured at the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival in Japan, the Fotografie Forum in Germany, and Basta con la Plastica, Italy’s first Ocean Awareness Week. Images from his project “Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape” have been published in National Geographic, Time, and The Huffington Post as well as the books Art & Ecology Now, Unexpected Art, and Photo Viz, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Sian Ka’an, México.

Pam Longobardi’s parents, an ocean lifeguard and the Delaware state diving champion, connected her to the ocean at an early age. After discovering mountains of plastic on remote Hawaiian shores in 2006, she founded the Drifters Project. Now a global collaborative entity, Drifters Project has removed tens of thousands of pounds of material from the natural environment and re-situated it in social space.

Winner of the Hudgens Prize and Regent’s Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Longobardi has been featured in National Geographic, SIERRA, and in exhibitions in galleries, museums, and public spaces around the world. As Oceanic Society’s Artist-In-Nature, she co-leads expeditions to remote and beautiful places, working with participants and communities in addressing plastic and its environmental impact. Longobardi’s work has been shown across the U.S and in Wales, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Germany, Finland, Slovakia, China, Japan, Spain, Belgium, Poland and the UK.

Aurora Robson is a multimedia artist known predominantly for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Robson grew up in Hawaii, lived and worked in New York City for over two decades, and now lives in the Hudson Valley.

Robson has exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries and non-traditional spaces since 2002. She is also the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who work in innovative ways with plastic debris. Robson is passionate about developing integrative methods for artists and designers to utilize plastic debris as a raw material. Since 2014, Robson has been developing and assisting with the implementation of a coursework designed to foster creative stewardship through academia at colleges, universities, and high schools around the world.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

2/18/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Feb
18
2021

Virtual Gallery Talk and Tour: Ascension by Matt Neckers

Virtual Gallery Talk and Tour: Ascension by Matt Neckers

Matt Neckers is a visual artist and teaching artist who works in a variety of media including sculpture, photography, painting and installation. Matt’s work has been featured by Hyperallergic, Art New England, Vermont Public Radio, the Whitefish Review, Seven Days, and Vermont Art Guide. Take Magazine named him a “2017 Artist to Watch”. Matt received a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, for his Mobile Museum Project, The Vermont International Museum of Contemporary Art + Design, which toured multiple locations in Vermont including the Kent Museum, an abandoned asbestos mine, a remote pond, the Museum of Everyday Life, Burlington City Arts, the Fairbanks Museum. He also created an interactive museum inside of a 1940s refrigerator which was installed at the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vermont in February of 2019.

Matt previously received a Learning in Art and Culture Fellowship through the Vermont Studio Center, culminating in a solo exhibition of his work, which was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Arts Council. For his teaching, Matt was named Vermont’s 2016 Lead PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. This national honor is given to one educator from each state. He was named a Juried Teaching Artist by the Vermont Arts Council. He was also given a Distinguished Arts Education Leader Award by The Vermont Alliance for Arts Education (Affiliated with the Kennedy Center Alliance for Art Education).

Matt studied painting at Evergreen State College, in Olympia, WA, and received his M.Ed. Arts in Education from St. Michael’s College, in Colchester, Vermont. Matt has taught for a variety of schools including St. Michael’s College and Green Mountain Tech.

Matt lives in Northern Vermont with his family.

This Show will be on view in the Red Mill Gallery from 1/31 - 2/25

2/18/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

online, Johnson

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Feb
25
2021

Unboxed: A Cultural History of Sneakers

Unboxed: A Cultural History of Sneakers

Elizabeth Semmelhack interlaces the history of sneakers with fascinating stories of cutting-edge technological innovation, complex cultural politics, and shifting ideas of gender, tracing how these influences transformed sneakers into the cultural icons they are today.

This presentation will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Elizabeth Semmelhack is the creative director and senior curator of the Bata Shoe Museum and has curated over 30 exhibitions, including the blockbuster traveling exhibition “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.” Her most recent books include Collab: Sneakers x Culture, Dior by Roger Vivier, Shoes: The Meaning of Style, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, and Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels. Other recent publications include “From Lawn Tennis to Eugenics: A History of Women and Sneakers” and “Playing Nice: The Making of Out of the Box.” Her work focuses on the intersections of fashion, economics, and gender with a particular interest in the history of footwear, and she is widely quoted in the media, from The New York Times to Vogue.

This event is presented in conjunction with Andy Yoder: Overboard, an exhibit of 240 replicas of Air Jordan 5s (size 13), each one handmade from recycled and repurposed packaging materials, inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990.”

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

2/25/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro