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Discover Marion Huse’s Pownal

a driving tour

While not well-know today, Marion Huse was an artist who achieved a degree of success unusual for a woman of her day, founding and operating the Springfield Art School from 1925 to 1940 and serving as supervisor of WPA art projects for western Massachusetts from 1936 to 1938.

Beginning the mid 1930s, Huse spent much of her time painting in Pownal, Vermont where she first spent summers and weekends, and then eventually lived full time until the early 1960s. This tour, which complements the Museum’s exhibition Marion Huse: Painting Pownal (on view April 1 – June 22) will take you to several of the locations that served as inspiration for her paintings. Your guides will share information about Huse and point out the views and landscapes that she painted.

We will be exploring the narrow back roads of Pownal where Huse found some of the beautiful spots for her paintings. With this in mind, we must limit the number of cars on the tour. We ask you to consider carpooling so we may accommodate all who would like to join us.

Advance registration is required and must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday June 3. Information about parking and other instructions will be sent following your registration.

Your guides are Warren Broderick, independent scholar and art connoisseur and guest curator; Joyce Held, an officer of the Pownal Historical Society; and Jamie Franklin, curator at Bennington Museum.

How to Participate

Register Here

Fee is $12/person for Bennington Museum members and $15/person for non-members.
Car pooling will be necessary with 4 individuals in each vehicle.