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Press Office

We highly value our relationship with local writers, editors, and members of the press, and want to keep you, along with the public, up to date on the latest museum news, exhibitions, events, and programs.  If you are not receiving our press releases or calendar and would like to, please contact the museum’s press office to be added to the group.  Press releases, hi-resolution images for editorial publicity, and other materials may be obtained by sending an e-mail to or by calling 802-447-1571 extension 204.

Members of the media are always granted free admission to the museum.  Upon arrival, ask for the Public Relations Director and simply present your business card or media badge.  You and a guest can visit for free.  If you would like to schedule an interview or photo shoot, please contact us at the number or email above.

Press Releases

Old Vermont Sheet Music: A Parlor Song Performance

May 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Old Vermont Sheet Music: A Parlor Song Performance

Bennington Museum is pleased to present Old Vermont Sheet Music: A Parlor Song Performance featuring Linda Radtke, mezzo-soprano and Arthur Zorn on keyboards. This concert is part of the Music at the Museum series now in its third year. Held on Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm in the Ada Paresky Education Center and Paul Paresky Court of the Bennington Museum, this concert is free and open to the public thanks to the support of Alison Nowak and Robert Cane. Reservations are not required. Admission to the galleries is not included, but is always free for Museum members.

Join Artist Edward Koren on Community Day

May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Join Artist Edward Koren on Community Day

On Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 5 pm admission to the Bennington Museum is free for all visitors. Among the activities planned for you is a visit by the Vermont Arts Exchange Art Bus from noon to 4:00 pm where you can become creative with arts and crafts. Stepping into the Museum, art and history are all around, and “creative collisions” can be found around almost every corner. Join us at 3:00 pm to welcome Vermont artist Edward Koren as he opens his exhibition Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren on view through September 9.

Jessica Park – Her Story Told

April 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Jessica Park – Her Story Told

Oliver Sacks, M.D. (1933-2015) was a physician, best-selling author, and a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He has been referred to as the “poet laureate of medicine” by the New York Times. In his film, “Rage for Order,” Sacks meets and tells the story of Jessica Park – an artist who lives with autism. It explores his encounter with her which offers profound insights into the nature of autism, a condition characterized by the abnormal social interactions with an inability to communicate easily.

Back by Popular Demand – Tattoo 3

April 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Back by Popular Demand – Tattoo 3

Back by popular demand, it’s Bennington Museum’s one-night-only, living exhibition of tattoo body art: Tattoo 3. Join us on Saturday, April 28 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm to see some of the area’s best tattoo art and meet some of the artists who create it. Talk with artists from Body Blend Studio, Shaftsbury and Raz-A-Tat Tattoo, Bennington. Traveling in from New York is Lucky Sinz Tattoo Parlour, Troy, NY and all the way from the eastern side of Vermont, Strange Brew Tattoo and Ink Dog, both from Brattleboro. See their work and discuss with them their art. Your chance to get a one-on-one about your next tattoo.

Bennington Collects Returns to Bennington Museum

March 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Bennington Collects Returns to Bennington Museum

Collectors are as diverse as the objects they collect. While some people began collecting when they were very young, others took an interest in a particular collection upon retirement. There are so many reasons for collecting and they range from vocational interest to associations with objects that evoke memories of a particular person, place, or event. Oftentimes, it is the sheer interest of the objects themselves and the various “stories” they have to tell, that provide a glimpse into the life and personality of the collector while also telling us about the time, place, and even the people who made the objects.

Music through the Centuries for Flute and Harp- Free Concert at Bennington Museum

March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Music through the Centuries for Flute and Harp- Free Concert at Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum is pleased to begin the 2018 Music at the Museum concert series with Music through the Centuries for Flute and Harp, an engaging program performed by flutist Sue Ann Kahn and harpist Susan Jolles. Included in the concert is Sonata in Bb, BWV 1020 by J. S. Bach; Triple Rondo, 1961 by Henry Cowell; Toward the Sea III, for alto flute and harp, 1989 by Toru Takemitsu; Friendly Frolic for flute solo, 1981 composed by Lionel Nowak; and Serenade No.10, Op. 79 by Vincent Persichetti. It is with great pleasure that we present the premiere performance of Sonatina for Flute and Harp, 2017, a new composition by Bennington composer Allen Shawn (b.1948).

“Creative Collisions” at Bennington Museum

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on “Creative Collisions” at Bennington Museum

The Bennington Museum invites everyone to Community Day on February 3 when admission is FREE and the “Creative Collisions” among the galleries are explosive. Explore the newly installed Grandma Moses Gallery with paintings like Thunderstorm, 1948, which has not been at the Museum in over two decades. On loan from a private collector, this iconic painting enhances the walls of the gallery along with Old Oaken Bucket, 1946, which has never been installed at Bennington Museum. “We are thrilled to have such iconic works here at the Museum,” states Jamie Franklin, curator at the Museum. “These are joined by other masterworks from the Museum’s collection as well as Deep Snow, 1959, and A Christmas Gift, 1946, both from the private collection of the Zarnegin family, Beverly Hills, California. Any person who admires Moses’ work and wants to get another perspective on what she created, must be sure to visit in 2018.” But there is so much more.

Musical Interlude – Free Concert at Bennington Museum

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Musical Interlude – Free Concert at Bennington Museum

Join us on Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. for a FREE concert at Bennington Museum’s Paresky Wing. Escape the hectic pace often found this time of year as you sit back and enjoy A Musical Interlude performed by the Taconic Chamber Players featuring Joana Genova on violin, Deanna Baasch on violin, Ariel Rudiakov on the viola, and Nathaniel Parke on the cello. This varied program includes music by Vivaldi and Bach as well as Duke Ellington, and many others. The free concert is part of the Music at the Museum series that is sponsored by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane. Admission to the museum galleries is not included.

The Festival – Time for the Holidays!

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on The Festival – Time for the Holidays!

Each year the Bennington Museum’s Festival draws its inspiration from one of the objects in the Museum’s outstanding collection, and this year is no exception. For 2017, the annual festival of the season celebrates the creativity of a wide range of regional artists as they respond to Nichols Goddard’s Musical Tall Case Clock, ca. 1810, one of the centerpieces of the Museum’s newest exhibition, Early Vermont. This remarkable piece lends itself to wonderful interpretations such as collage art, paintings, woodwork, textiles, sculpture, and more. The exhibition is open November 24 through December 29. The original artwork created by the regional artists is available to own through a closed-bid auction taking place November 24 through December 28, 4pm. Stop in early and often at no charge to bid on that special gift while supporting the museum’s largest annual fundraiser. Gala on December 1 and on Family Day on December 9.

Early Vermont Gallery Opens at Bennington Museum

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Early Vermont Gallery Opens at Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the Early Vermont Gallery. A permanent installation with rotating textiles, this gallery presents life in Vermont from the time when the earliest European settlers arrived in 1761 with only the bare necessities to the early 1800s when Vermont craftsmen achieved a level of sophistication rivaling Boston and New York. (1760s to early-1800s) Explored through stories and vignettes, this gallery showcases over 85 major pieces and smaller items from the Museum’s extensive historical collection of over 30,000 objects.