Brattleboro Museum & Art Center elects new trustees and officers

The trustees of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center recently elected five new members to three-year terms on the board. They are:

  • Bill Anton of Dover, VT — Anton has served as superintendent of Windham Central Supervisory Union since 2016. Before that, he was principal of Whitingham Elementary, Twin Valley Middle School and the Dover School. In 2014, he was recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as one of the top 50 principals in the country.
  • Kim Benzel of Brattleboro, VT, and New York City — Benzel previously served on the BMAC board of trustees from 2015 to 2021. She is curator in charge of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She holds a doctorate in art history and archaeology from Columbia University.
  • Linda Blumberg of Putney, VT — Blumberg was a co-founder and the first program director of the radical art laboratory PS1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1) in Long Island City, NY. She later served as executive director of Capp Street Project in San Francisco, arts director of the American Academy in Rome and assistant commissioner for the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • Jennifer Mack-Watkins of Savannah, GA — Mack-Watkins is an artist and educator originally from Charleston, SC. She taught art for six years at The Pingry School in New Jersey before accepting an adjunct faculty position at Savannah State University in Georgia. Mack-Watkins is a graduate of Atlanta’s Morris Brown College and holds a master’s in art education and secondary art education from Tufts University and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Pratt Institute.
  • Edward McCatty of Walpole, NH — McCatty is a retired teacher of British and American literature at Choate Rosemary Hall, a co-educational boarding and day school in Wallingford, CT, where he also served as crew coach and faculty adviser to the school’s Judicial Committee. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holds a Master of Divinity from Yale University and a master’s in modernist literature from University College in London.

In addition to electing new trustees, the board also elected the following officers to one-year terms: Christina Herbert, president; Daniel Goldstein, vice president; Christophe Gagne, treasurer; and Christopher Sink, secretary.

Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs.