Thursday, June 17, 2010

once the train station

now a place of inspiration

25 comments:

Malyss said...

Is it a museum about history of Brattleboro, or a museum for art?I like this horse!

Birdman said...

Yes, do tell us more...Interesting design of this building.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful facade, I love those bricks and so gorgeous horse sculpture!Cool Museum!
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

A beautiful restoration of a fantastic old station! I wonder what it looks like inside ...

brattcat said...

It's a wonderful, though rather small, museum of art. We even had a world class Andy Warhol exhibit here a couple of years ago. The museum has a main room (where my eldest daughter married), another largish room, and then several smaller rooms. Exhibits change about four times a year and are often fabulous...do you remember the light painting I showed awhile back? There are also lectures here (mostly about art and artists but sometimes the talks use the art as a jumping off point for other subjects...like social history.) Hope this helps.

Halcyon said...

I like the horsie. Neigh!!

Sharon said...

Looks like a successful transformation.

Sharon Creech said...

Great to see this building kept and restored. Charming building. Chahhrrming.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This is beautiful.

Small City Scenes said...

What a great use of an old and unsed building. The transformation is wonderful. Got for you, good for me and good for Art---whoever he may be. LOL MB

Magpie said...

What a wonderful building. I love that it's been transformed and still being enjoyed. What's up with the piece of lawn?

tapirgal said...

What a perfect use for a charming old building.

Amin said...

Beautiful photos!

Amin said...

Excuse me-----------
Beautiful photo!

cieldequimper said...

Sounds great Brattcat. Any chance of seeing the inside?

You have strange lawns in B., Vermont. :-)

VP said...

I remember this wonderful building from another post, They had a very good idea transforming the old station in a museum,

Jacob said...

It doth look like a Vermont museum should look!

The horse is fascinating...great energy wrapped up in all that metal and the sculptor certainly captured its "horseness."

Rambling Round said...

Train stations make great museums. Selma has one too!

Au and Target said...

The US looks so pretty. And clean! Don't you guys have litter?

Kate said...

What a wonderful way to reuse a building. I maxed the photo to see that wonderful horse! Terrific sculpture

Tash said...

Clever building reuse...Musee D'Orsay ala Brattleboro. The horse sculpture seems alive - quite a feat.
(PS - thx for you comment on the girlfriends. I have a really hard time cropping INTO people, so I am so glad that this one seems OK.)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

This is the type of place I love going to. Lovely historic building and that horse is something special.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, but that curved piece of turf is bizarre. Sculpture? If so, very subtle.

Serge Cornillet said...

Nice pictures I like museums, and this horse is beautiful!
Bye,
Serge

JM said...

I tried to enlarge the photo but it didn't show... Would love to see the horse in detail!