The Board of Trustees of Bennington Museum, a premier regional museum in New England, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Campbell Torrance as the Museum’s new Executive Director. This leadership appointment will take effect January 20.
The fall, 2019 installment of the Bennington Museum’s Walloomsack Review marks its 25th issue. The first printing, published in October, 2008, featured on the cover a picture of Mary Sanford. Inside was a story by Anthony Marro of Mary Sanford’s Two Worlds. This copy also addressed Why Walloomsack? written by Bill Budde who was the editor at the time.
On Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm, Bennington Museum presents Bread and Puppet Theater’s Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis, a show that examines the current precariously diagonal condition –on the verge of collapse, yet always capable of uprising. Held in the Ada Paresky Education Center, this free event is made possible by the generous support of Alison Nowak and Robert Cane through the Music at the Museum series. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Go to breadandpuppet-bennmuse.eventbrite.com to reserve and print your ticket or call 802-447-1571 ext. 203.
This fall on view in the Regional Artists Gallery of the Bennington Museum is the meticulous work of print maker Asa Cheffetz (1896-1965). His wood engravings served as printing plates and from those came beautiful prints. During the 1930s and 40s, Cheffetz produced most of his highly detailed wood engravings. Inspired by the Vermont countryside, his landscapes portray his strong affection for the land and his simple yet detailed blends of the hills, sky and water. On view through December 30.
On Saturday, September 28 from 10 am to 5 pm admission to the Bennington Museum is FREE for all visitors and the lineup for engagement is outstanding. The day’s events focus on issues of Civil Rights and Diversity in Vermont in connection with Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont, Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices, and Bennington Museum’s participation in the 2019 Vermont Reads Program.
Bennington Museum is proud to announce its participation in Museums for All offering access for families of all backgrounds to visit the Museum often and begin their enjoyment of art, history, and innovation. Through this program, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 300 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card and photo ID.
Every year Bennington Museum honors people who have shown great dedication to the Museum, the Bennington community, and surrounding towns. This year, the Fall Social and Awards Presentation will be held on Friday, October 4 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come together, recognize and honor people who have made, and continue to make, major contributions to the region. There will be food and drink and plenty of time to socialize. Reservations are required by September 27 and can be made by calling 802-447-1571 ext. 200 or by going online to store.benningtonmuseum.org. $20/Museum Members; $30/Not-Yet-Members. Become a Museum member the evening of this event (in person) and save 10% on the first year of any membership. For Monument Society Members, this event is free!
Natural History is a one-of-a-kind ensemble. With a world of sound at their fingertips, this trio of eclectic multi-instrumentalists has been breaking sound barriers since 1973, weaving rhythms, instruments, and styles from every corner of the globe, and every period of human evolution, into an intricate and spontaneous musical tapestry. Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm, when Barry Hyman, Jared Shapiro, and Derrik Jordan (Natural History) shake up the house at Bennington Museum.
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.
Located in the Sloane Gallery at Bennington Museum which features the Battle of Bennington and Vermont Firearms, is the original bronze cannon that was captured by American forces in the Battle of Bennington. While the cannon is amazing to look at, local woodworker Charles Dewey, a descendant of the Dewey family who fought at the Battle of Bennington in 1777, thought it would be amazing to provide visitors the opportunity to get up close with an historically accurate reproduction of both the cannon and the carriage which carried it.