BMAC presents sensory observation workshop with artist Roberley Bell

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents “Walking as Learning to See,” a sensory observation workshop with artist Roberley Bell, on Sunday, September 25, at 2 p.m.

Bell says sight is the dominant sense with which most people take in the world around them. She will lead exercises designed to amplify the other senses: hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Participants will explore the physical characteristics of place.

The aims of the workshop are to provide participants with a method for learning to perceive the world around them through all their senses, a way to record this information, and the means to use the information as a tool for developing creative projects.

Bell has led sensory observation workshops for over a decade in cities around the world and at home in Rochester, New York. Her 2017 book, Do You Know This Tree? is the culmination of a 10-year walking project in Istanbul.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Alan Gallery in Istanbul, and Medea Gallery in Malmö, Sweden. She has completed public art projects in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cambridge, Cleveland, Istanbul, and Kaliningrad, Russia.

This workshop is presented in connection with “Roberley Bell: The Landscape Stares Back,” an outdoor installation on view in BMAC's Sculpture Garden through November 2022.

Admission for this event is $10 (free for BMAC members). Space is limited. Register at or 802-257-0124 x101.

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