Press Office

We highly value our relationship with local writers, editors, and members of the press, and want to keep you, along with the public, up to date on the latest museum news, exhibitions, events, and programs.  If you are not receiving our press releases or calendar and would like to, please contact the museum’s press office to be added to the group.  Press releases, hi-resolution images for editorial publicity, and other materials may be obtained by sending an e-mail to  press@benningtonmuseum.org or by calling 802-447-1571 extension 204.

Members of the media are always granted free admission to the museum.  Upon arrival, ask for the Public Relations Director and simply present your business card or media badge.  You and a guest can visit for free.  If you would like to schedule an interview or photo shoot, please contact us at the number or email above.

Press Releases

From Beethoven to Bennington (and back again!)

February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on From Beethoven to Bennington (and back again!)

Bennington Museum is pleased to begin the 2017 Music at the Museum concert series with “From Beethoven to Bennington (and back again!)”, a performance by cellist Maxine Neuman and friends. Included in the musical offering is Josef Bodin de Boismortier’s, Duo in d, Op. 14, No. 3; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonatina (Op. post.); Allen Shawn’s Serenade (1990); Lionel Nowak’s, Suite for Two Cellos (1980); and Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1. Sponsored by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane, all concerts are free and open to the public.

Kicking off the Year Has Never Been Better and it’s FREE

January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Kicking off the Year Has Never Been Better and it’s FREE

The Bennington Museum invites everyone to Community Day on February 4 when admission is FREE. Explore the permanent galleries including Gilded Age Vermont, Bennington Modernism, Battle of Bennington along with our Cabinet of Curiosities, the original Museum dating to 1855. Opening the year in the one of the Museum’s main floor galleries is Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen, featuring works by one of the most dynamic artists working in the medium of ceramics from the late 1950s to today. Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection of glass plate negatives opens the 2017 Regional Artist gallery. On view for the year, a selection from the thousands of recently catalogued images with the first installation focusing on shops, commerce, and to some extent manufacturing. On view through March 19 is the Annual Student Art Show bringing artwork of the region’s elementary, middle and high school students to the Museum in a display ranging from whimsical projects by the young students to more advanced work of older students. RELATED EVENTS: March 11, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Artist Reception with Stanley Rosen for Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen. Free and open to the public.

Talk with Photographer Duane Michals at the Bennington Museum

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Talk with Photographer Duane Michals at the Bennington Museum

On Saturday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. join Duane Michals in the Works on Paper Gallery of the Bennington Museum for an artist’s reception which is followed at 7:00 p.m. with "Photography and Reality," a discussion with this engaging artist and speaker. Talk with him about the work he began in the 1950s and continued right through today, and enjoy one of his most recent short films followed by a Q&A. Engaging and delightful, you will want to visit with Michals who is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century.

Jane Stickle Quilt on Display at the Bennington Museum

September 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Jane Stickle Quilt on Display at the Bennington Museum

From September 3 through October 10 the quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum. Brought to the museum 60 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year due to the fragility of the fabric; Quilters from around the country and world plan trips during that time to see the 1863 quilt. RELATED EVENTS: September 24, 3 p.m. – Lynne Bassett: “Herstory” in Civil War Quilts

First Friday Celebrates ART!!!

August 29th, 2016|Comments Off on First Friday Celebrates ART!!!

First Friday is “Pay-What-You-Wish” after 5:00 p.m. Join us on September 2 and celebrate the birthday of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses with a slice of birthday cake and at 5:30 p.m. a guided tour of the Moses Gallery. At 6:30 p.m., join Independent Critic and Scholar of American Modernism, Karen Wilkin, and Curator at Bennington Museum, Jamie Franklin for a conversation about Milton Avery and his work.

Jay Craven Screens “Peter and John”

August 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Jay Craven Screens “Peter and John”

Jay Craven’s new seaside film drama, “Peter and John,” screens at the Bennington Museum in the Ada Paresky Education Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. Director Jay Craven will introduce the film and lead a post-screening Q & A. “Peter and John” marks Craven’s eighth narrative film based in New England – and it was recently nominated for a 2016 New England Emmy.

Duane Michals: Photographs from the Floating World

July 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Duane Michals: Photographs from the Floating World

Duane Michals: Photographs from the Floating World On view at the Bennington Museum from August 6 through October 30 is a remarkable photography exhibition of works by Duane Michals, known by many as one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text.

Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry

June 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry

Opening Saturday, July 16 and on view through October 2 in the Regional Artists Gallery of Bennington Museum is a vibrant exhibition of recent paintings by Baltimore and North Bennington painter Mark Barry. Please join us in the gallery at 3:00 p.m. to meet the artist. Mark describes his work as “Painting the seemingly ordinary moments in life that aren’t ordinary at all.”

Bennington Museum presents its major 2016 exhibition Milton Avery’s Vermont

June 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Bennington Museum presents its major 2016 exhibition Milton Avery’s Vermont

Vermont through Milton Avery’s Eyes - Bennington Museum presents its major 2016 exhibition Milton Avery’s Vermont, the first focused look at the work this great American modernist created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont, 1935 through 1943.

Sally Gil’s Talk

May 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Sally Gil’s Talk

Join in the conversation on June 25 at 3:00 p.m. when artist Sally Gil, guest curator Sophie Brech-West, and Bennington Museum curator Jamie Franklin gather in the Regional Artists’ Gallery to talk about the works in Out of This World, Lush Abstract Landscapes by Sally Gil.

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