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  press@benningtonmuseum.org 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

Bread and Puppet Theater presents Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis

October 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Bread and Puppet Theater presents Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis

On Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm, Bennington Museum presents Bread and Puppet Theater’s Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis, a show that examines the current precariously diagonal condition –on the verge of collapse, yet always capable of uprising. Held in the Ada Paresky Education Center, this free event is made possible by the generous support of Alison Nowak and Robert Cane through the Music at the Museum series. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Go to breadandpuppet-bennmuse.eventbrite.com to reserve and print your ticket or call 802-447-1571 ext. 203.

Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings

October 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings

This fall on view in the Regional Artists Gallery of the Bennington Museum is the meticulous work of print maker Asa Cheffetz (1896-1965). His wood engravings served as printing plates and from those came beautiful prints. During the 1930s and 40s, Cheffetz produced most of his highly detailed wood engravings. Inspired by the Vermont countryside, his landscapes portray his strong affection for the land and his simple yet detailed blends of the hills, sky and water. On view through December 30.

Community Day – September 28 – FREE Admission for All

September 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Community Day – September 28 – FREE Admission for All

On Saturday, September 28 from 10 am to 5 pm admission to the Bennington Museum is FREE for all visitors and the lineup for engagement is outstanding. The day’s events focus on issues of Civil Rights and Diversity in Vermont in connection with Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont, Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices, and Bennington Museum’s participation in the 2019 Vermont Reads Program.

Bennington Museum Expands Free Admission

September 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Bennington Museum Expands Free Admission

Bennington Museum is proud to announce its participation in Museums for All offering access for families of all backgrounds to visit the Museum often and begin their enjoyment of art, history, and innovation. Through this program, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 300 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card and photo ID.

Fall Social and Awards Presentation

September 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Fall Social and Awards Presentation

Every year Bennington Museum honors people who have shown great dedication to the Museum, the Bennington community, and surrounding towns. This year, the Fall Social and Awards Presentation will be held on Friday, October 4 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come together, recognize and honor people who have made, and continue to make, major contributions to the region. There will be food and drink and plenty of time to socialize. Reservations are required by September 27 and can be made by calling 802-447-1571 ext. 200 or by going online to store.benningtonmuseum.org. $20/Museum Members; $30/Not-Yet-Members. Become a Museum member the evening of this event (in person) and save 10% on the first year of any membership. For Monument Society Members, this event is free!

Music at the Museum presents Natural History, a one-of-a-kind Ensemble

September 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Music at the Museum presents Natural History, a one-of-a-kind Ensemble

Natural History is a one-of-a-kind ensemble. With a world of sound at their fingertips, this trio of eclectic multi-instrumentalists has been breaking sound barriers since 1973, weaving rhythms, instruments, and styles from every corner of the globe, and every period of human evolution, into an intricate and spontaneous musical tapestry. Join us on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm, when Barry Hyman, Jared Shapiro, and Derrik Jordan (Natural History) shake up the house at Bennington Museum.

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices

August 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices

This summer and into the fall, Bennington Museum presents two exhibitions that together tell the story of the changes that took place in the 1960s in the Green Mountain state. These changes helped to define the state’s artistic, social, political, and cultural landscape as we know it today. Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont is on view June 29 through November 3. Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism is on view through December 30.

History You Can Touch

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on History You Can Touch

Located in the Sloane Gallery at Bennington Museum which features the Battle of Bennington and Vermont Firearms, is the original bronze cannon that was captured by American forces in the Battle of Bennington. While the cannon is amazing to look at, local woodworker Charles Dewey, a descendant of the Dewey family who fought at the Battle of Bennington in 1777, thought it would be amazing to provide visitors the opportunity to get up close with an historically accurate reproduction of both the cannon and the carriage which carried it.

Inspiring Quilters Around the World

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Inspiring Quilters Around the World

It began last summer. Telephone calls and emails from Australia, England, California, Texas; the calls kept coming. “When will the quilt be on display?” Quilters from around the country and world were planning trips to the region to be here when the 1863 Sampler Quilt created by Jane A. Stickle was on view. From August 31 through October 14, the quilt that inspires quilters from all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum.

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont and Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont and Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

This summer and into the fall, Bennington Museum presents two exhibitions that together tell the story of the changes that took place in the 1960s in the Green Mountain state. These changes helped to define the state’s artistic, social, political, and cultural landscape as we know it today. Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont is on view June 29 through November 3. Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism is on view through December 30.