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Art at Lunch: Northeast Historic Film

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 March 2nd, grab your lunch and join David Weiss, executive director of Northeast Historic Film. David will talk about his organization’s mission to collect, preserve, and share northern New England’s moving image heritage and share some rarely seen Vermont footage.

Northeast Historic Film’s collections contain ten million feet of film and more than 8,000 hours of video; most of these materials are unique and irreplaceable. NHF cares for film from hundreds of northern New England places in a three-story temperature and humidity controlled vault building, which also provides state-of-the-art storage for institutions from throughout the east coast. Collectively NHF’s holdings constitute a record of 20th century regional culture seen from countless angles: the factory floor and the farm, in the woods and at sea, at home with our families and on the streets of our hometowns. David is the founding director of NHF and has led the organization since its beginnings in the mid 1980s.

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.


David Weiss at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport.