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Inspiring Quilters Around the World

It began last summer. Telephone calls and emails from Australia, England, California, Texas; the calls kept coming. “When will the quilt be on display?” Quilters from around the country and world were planning trips to the region to be here when the 1863 Sampler Quilt created by Jane A. Stickle was on view. From August 31 through October 14, the quilt that inspires quilters from all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum.

August 15th, 2019|Press Releases|

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont and Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

This summer and into the fall, Bennington Museum presents two exhibitions that together tell the story of the changes that took place in the 1960s in the Green Mountain state. These changes helped to define the state’s artistic, social, political, and cultural landscape as we know it today. Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont is on view June 29 through November 3. Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism is on view through December 30.

July 24th, 2019|Press Releases|

Three Authors on the Counterculture Legacy

On Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 pm, Bennington Museum presents Three Vermont Authors on the Counterculture Legacy. Tom Fels, Yvonne Daley, and Verandah Porche engage the audience with stories and passages from their books on the communal experience along with its social dynamics and challenges. Hear firsthand how the young migrants from the city and suburbs moved to the backwoods of Vermont where they would have an historic impact a conservative state with their lifestyles, politics, sexuality and more, literally shaping the Vermont we know today.

July 3rd, 2019|Press Releases|

Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont 1810-1860

Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont, 1810-1860, brings to light the widespread and growing interest in rural New England for printed matter that could spread knowledge during the development of the American Republic. The belief was held that through rationalism, scientific reasoning, and exploration, and most importantly, in this context, the distribution of that knowledge via printed matter, humans could harness the world that they lived in and turn it to their benefit.

June 14th, 2019|Press Releases|