Folk & Outsider Art
Bennington Museum has an extensive collection of historic folk art from the 18th and 19th centuries. A recent collecting focus has been to acquire work by modern and contemporary self-taught or outsider artists which gives context to the folk art collection. Examples of folk art can also be found in other sections including Grandma Moses, Vermont History, Vermont Furniture, Pottery, and Fashion and Textiles.
Click on the Vimeo video for a discussion hosted by the Outsider Art Fair on 2/1/2021 between Museum curator, Jamie Franklin, and Gregg Blasdel, Ray Materson, and Kathy Stark, who have all played a role in the collection’s development.