Date(s) - 05/12/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have taken the art world by storm. In February 2021, collectors and speculators spent more than $200 million on NFT-based artwork, memes, and GIFs, and that was before digital artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, sold a piece for $69 million at famed auction house Christie’s on March 11 — the third highest price ever fetched by a living artist, after Jeff Koons and David Hockney. But what exactly are NFTs, why are they commanding such astronomical prices, and what effect are they having on the broader art world? Digital artist and scholar Anne Spalter will answer these questions and more in a Zoom presentation titled “An Introduction to NFT Art,” hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Admission is free; to register, visit brattleboromuseum.org.