On Saturday, October 24th, Bennington Museum’s courtyard will be busy with music, food, and artists as the Museum marks the end of a fantastic season of outdoor community programming.

The day will begin with a “Music at the Museum” concert in the courtyard (weather permitting) from 11am to 12:30pm presented by musicians Angus McCullough, Jake Nussbaum, and Adam Tinkle who co-curated the Museum’s (re)Sounding exhibit, and collectively form the performing ensemble, Seven Count. For this concert, Seven Count will bring the historic instruments on display into their performance, breathing new life into them to create a mélange of modern sounds. Attendees should bring their own chairs, and for those who prefer not to attend in person, the performance will be live-streamed on the Museum Facebook page. Music at the Museum concerts are always presented free of charge courtesy of a gift by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane.

From 1pm to 6pm, R&D Island Taste will serve their trademark home-cooked Jamaican food for a final weekend. If you haven’t tasted their oxtail soup, spicy jerk chicken, or goat curry yet, don’t miss the chance to expand your palate with some Caribbean flavors washed down with authentic ginger beer. Popular local DJ “Dr. Paine” will provide an upbeat mix of reggae, ska, and dancehall music to set the mood. Claim a picnic table or bring a blanket to enjoy the last of the fall foliage!

In the afternoon on October 24th, the Museum will host a closing reception for the NBOSS at the Museum outdoor sculpture exhibit. The North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show has been one of the premiere arts events of the summer/fall season in our region for the last 23 years, featuring work by some of the best artists from southern Vermont. This year Bennington Museum has been pleased to host an extension of this exhibit featuring 20 sculptures by 18 artists installed across the beautiful 10-acre property. Between 3pm and 5pm, rain or shine, come enjoy a PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon, an NBOSS tradition, donations welcomed), speak with some of the artists about their work, and tour the sculptures set amongst the glorious autumnal forest, meadow, and brook on the Museum’s property before the sculptures come down for the winter on November 2nd.

For all courtyard events, attendees must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth, and maintain appropriate social distance.

About the Museum
Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT and features fourteen galleries dedicated to presenting the culture of this region, as well as in-person and virtual events, programs and workshops for children and adults year-round.
Regular admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students over 17.
Youth aged 17 and under are admitted for free.
Open Friday 1-8pm, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 1-6pm.
Visit benningtonmuseum.org or email info@benningtonmuseum.org for more information.