Project Description

NBOSS at the Museum,

June 18 – November 2022

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show. Originally known as the North Bennington Art Park, the exhibition debuted in 1998 on the lawn in front of what was then Joe McGovern’s masonry shop, adjacent to the post office, in the village of North Bennington. Over the last 25 years NBOSS (pronounced “N”-Boss), as it is now lovingly known, has become one of the region’s premiere arts events of the summer/fall season, featuring work by some of the best artists from the Bennington area, the state of Vermont, and throughout the northeast region. Bennington Museum is pleased to host NBOSS at the Museum for the third year. In addition to sculptures by over 40 artists scattered throughout the village of North Bennington, the museum is hosting an additional 24 artists on our beautiful 10-acre property in Old Bennington. This year NBOSS at the Museum will feature work by a number of artists who have contributed to NBOSS since the exhibition’s early years. While some of the works will be displayed near the Museum building’s entrance and adjacent parking lot, many of the works are displayed in the beautiful natural settings of our back meadow and along the Jennings Brook Trail, accessible via the George Aiken Wildflower Trails.

The Museum grounds are accessible free of charge, sunrise to dusk every day. Postcards with the map and artist info can be picked up at the Museum desk.

Save the Date! There will be a NBOSS 25th Anniversary Celebration here at the museum on Thursday, August 25, 5:00-7:00. This event will include a screening of a short documentary film celebrating NBOSS’ past, present, and future, and a live performance by John Umphlett, Flipping One Over a Bush, first performed 22 years ago at the 3rd NBOSS in 2000.

Artists List: Amy Anselmo, Willard Boepple, Bill Botzow, BOUNDScollective, Joann Brody, Joe Chirchirillo, Charlet Davenport, Rita Dee, Renee Greenlee, Brian Johnston, Harlan Mack, Pat Musick, Matthew Perry, Anna Radocchia, Rhonda Ratray, Daniel Richmond, Erika Senft-Miller, Mariam Shah, Teru Simon, Patrick Todd, Gerald Tuckman, John Umphlett, Lee Williams, Max Yawney

The museum grounds are accessible free of charge, sunrise to dusk every day. Postcards with the map and artist info can be picked up at the Museum desk.