Press/Media 2016-10-25T14:47:44+00:00

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

Grandma Moses: American Modern

June 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Grandma Moses: American Modern

Grandma Moses: American Modern has a subversive goal, for it will upset your expectations and get you to look at this beloved American artist with fresh eyes. It is a long-overdue exhibition that will reestablish her place in the mid-century art world that was embracing modern art at the same time. By putting her paintings side-by-side with works by such iconic Modernists as Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Fernand Léger, and Andy Warhol, and folk artists such as Edward Hicks and Joseph Pickett, the exhibition allows visitors to discover for themselves how all these artists drew on found images, color, collage, memory, and their own innate artistic sensibility to create original masterpieces. Like any trained artist, Moses used thought, planning, and intuition to create works of enormous vitality and imagination.

Between Past and Future: Clemens Kalischer’s Vermont

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Between Past and Future: Clemens Kalischer’s Vermont

Kalischer often came to Vermont seeking material and in this exhibition - Between Past and Future: Clemens Kalischer’s Vermont – the viewer is treated to over thirty images including some taken during six decades of photographing the Marlboro Music Festival including images of such icons in the music industry as Van Cliburn, Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals, among others. Some are from his Peacham series in which people are documented in their daily struggles on the land or in the factory. His Vermont work is deep and varied, comprising thousands of images traversing more than six decades.

Songs of Peace – from Vermont and around the World

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Songs of Peace – from Vermont and around the World

Bennington Museum is pleased present Songs of Peace from Vermont and around the World performed by Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble. This a cappella concert includes over twenty songs including favorites by Pete Seeger. Inspired by the 125th anniversary of the Bennington Battle Monument and the 100th anniversary of WWI, this concert includes songs of peace written during times of war. The twelve singers in Counterpoint perform under the direction of Nathaniel G. Lew.

Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams, April 1 – June 18, 2017

April 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams, April 1 – June 18, 2017

Pat Adams has been creating rich, lovingly wrought abstract paintings for more than six decades. On view at the Bennington Museum from April 1 to June 18, 2017, Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams presents a selection of twenty-nine works surveying her entire career. Championed for decades by notable critics, collectors, and her New York art dealer Virginia Zabriskie, Adams pursues her persistent vision and evolving creative process.

Artist Pat Adams Joins Us for Community Day and It’s Free!

April 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Artist Pat Adams Joins Us for Community Day and It’s Free!

On Saturday, April 8 from 10 am to 5 pm admission to the Bennington Museum is free for all visitors. Join us for a day of Celebrating ART as you enjoy Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams; Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen; Buy Local: Images from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection, plus activities both inside the Museum and out on the George Aiken Wildflower Trail. So much to do for the whole family.

Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculptures by Stanley Rosen, through May 21

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculptures by Stanley Rosen, through May 21

In the late 1950s, through the 1960s, Stanley Rosen rose to prominence, alongside the likes of Peter Voulkos, John Mason and Ken Price, as one of the most dynamic artists working in the media of ceramics, which was experiencing nothing short of a revolution. During the last 40-plus years he has focused on his role as teacher (Bennington College 1960-1991) and maker of a unique, evocative body of abstract ceramic sculptures, rarely exhibiting or publishing his work. As a result, his important body of abstract ceramic sculptures have been seen by few.

From Beethoven to Bennington (and back again!)

February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on From Beethoven to Bennington (and back again!)

Bennington Museum is pleased to begin the 2017 Music at the Museum concert series with “From Beethoven to Bennington (and back again!)”, a performance by cellist Maxine Neuman and friends. Included in the musical offering is Josef Bodin de Boismortier’s, Duo in d, Op. 14, No. 3; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonatina (Op. post.); Allen Shawn’s Serenade (1990); Lionel Nowak’s, Suite for Two Cellos (1980); and Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1. Sponsored by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane, all concerts are free and open to the public.

Kicking off the Year Has Never Been Better and it’s FREE

January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Kicking off the Year Has Never Been Better and it’s FREE

The Bennington Museum invites everyone to Community Day on February 4 when admission is FREE. Explore the permanent galleries including Gilded Age Vermont, Bennington Modernism, Battle of Bennington along with our Cabinet of Curiosities, the original Museum dating to 1855. Opening the year in the one of the Museum’s main floor galleries is Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen, featuring works by one of the most dynamic artists working in the medium of ceramics from the late 1950s to today. Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection of glass plate negatives opens the 2017 Regional Artist gallery. On view for the year, a selection from the thousands of recently catalogued images with the first installation focusing on shops, commerce, and to some extent manufacturing. On view through March 19 is the Annual Student Art Show bringing artwork of the region’s elementary, middle and high school students to the Museum in a display ranging from whimsical projects by the young students to more advanced work of older students. RELATED EVENTS: March 11, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Artist Reception with Stanley Rosen for Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen. Free and open to the public.

Talk with Photographer Duane Michals at the Bennington Museum

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Talk with Photographer Duane Michals at the Bennington Museum

On Saturday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. join Duane Michals in the Works on Paper Gallery of the Bennington Museum for an artist’s reception which is followed at 7:00 p.m. with "Photography and Reality," a discussion with this engaging artist and speaker. Talk with him about the work he began in the 1950s and continued right through today, and enjoy one of his most recent short films followed by a Q&A. Engaging and delightful, you will want to visit with Michals who is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century.

Jane Stickle Quilt on Display at the Bennington Museum

September 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Jane Stickle Quilt on Display at the Bennington Museum

From September 3 through October 10 the quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum. Brought to the museum 60 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year due to the fragility of the fabric; Quilters from around the country and world plan trips during that time to see the 1863 quilt. RELATED EVENTS: September 24, 3 p.m. – Lynne Bassett: “Herstory” in Civil War Quilts

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