Young America Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1909
Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
Lent by the Kelly Collection of American Illustration Art


July 13 through August 5

Author, innovator, and educator Dorothy Canfield Fisher stated “The Vermont tradition grapples energetically with the basic problem of human conduct… how to reconcile the needs of the group… with the craving for individual freedom.” Inspired by this quote, world-renowned illustration expert, Roger Reed, curated a special “pop-up” exhibition at the Bennington Museum focusing on the delicate balance of individual liberty and community responsibility. The exhibition features works by the Arlington illustrators (Rockwell, Atherton, Pelham, Schaeffer, and Hughes) as well as other celebrated artists.