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Art at Lunch: Curator’s Choice – Images of Winter

with Bennington Museum curator, Jamie Franklin

Just in time for the cold winter months, Bennington Museum is launching a new series of lunchtime art programs. On the first Tuesday of every month, we will introduce you to an artist, explore a painting, or engage in conversations about the amazing and diverse art present in Vermont and in the greater Bennington area.

On Tuesday February 2nd, grab your lunch and join Bennington Museum curator Jamie Franklin as he shares some of his favorite winter scenes from the collection, focusing on the paintings of long-time Benningtonian Patsy Santo. His presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Jamie has been curator at the Bennington Museum since 2005. His scholarship has focused on American art of the early to mid-20th century, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of modernism and self-taught art. He has organized exhibitions and written books, essays and articles featuring artists and topics including Erastus Salisbury Field, Grassroots Art, Impressionism, Rockwell Kent, Anna Mary Robertson Grandma Moses, and Alice Neel. His 2014 exhibition Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the most memorable exhibitions of the year and his 2016 exhibition Milton Avery’s Vermont was lauded as being “as close to a perfect show as mere mortals can mount.”

Art at Lunch is offered at no charge to Bennington Museum members (follow the “Get Tickets Here” link to register) and on a pay-what-you-wish basis to Not-Yet-Members.