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Bennington Museum

75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
+1 802-447-1571
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Provincially Wonderful

On July 5th,I visited this fine,cozy art museum with a delightful provincial ambience.I was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
margatemensch2016
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Coconut Creek, Florida
Interesting and informative

After having driven by many times, we finally made it a point to visit. So glad we did. My... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Turner58
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Corry, Pennsylvania
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Celebrating Vermont art, culture, and history with the largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings and 19th-century Bennington Pottery, Battle of Bennington memorabilia and weaponry, and more. New in 2013 - Gilded Age Vermont Gallery highlights the industrial and cultural innovation of the late 1800s to the 1920s through objects that were made or owned in Bennington and the surrounding region, or created by artists with connections to the area. The items on view, all from the Bennington Museum's collection,include the 1924 Wasp Touring Car, elaborate Renaissance Revival furnishings, a stylish parlor organ manufactured by the Estey Organ Company of Brattleboro, Vermont, Frederick MacMonnies' sumptuous portrait of May Suydam Palmer, and paintings by William Morris Hunt. Glass and metal works by Lewis Comfort Tiffany add to the gallery. The art found in the new Bennington Modernism Gallery celebrates the art created from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, a group of avant-garde artists working in and around Bennington who led the nation in artistic thought and innovation. Among the artists of national and international stature with local ties were Pat Adams, Willard Boepple, Anthony Caro, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Patricia Johanson, Vincent Longo, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Dan Shapiro, David Smith and Tony Smith. Changing exhibits all year.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On July 5th,I visited this fine,cozy art museum with a delightful provincial ambience.I was enamored with its fine,copious collection of paintings by Grandma Moses.I especially liked Grandma Moses'"Haying Time","Bennington",and "Checkered House"which depicted the joys and beauty of Vermont and Central New York State communities.I was...More

Thank margatemensch2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

After having driven by many times, we finally made it a point to visit. So glad we did. My husband who does not like museums, thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. We will definitely be back as there appeared to be more displays coming in the...More

Thank Turner58
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely staff and thoughtfully curated exhibits makes this a jewel of a museum. The largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings are held here.

Thank T. H. F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were spending time in Massachusetts and decided to visit Bennington, just for one night. If I would have known how lovely and charming this town is I would have stayed longer! We went to the Robert Frost grave, and the monument, and several other...More

Thank mrsfriz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The collection at this local museum includes both local artifacts as well as art. There are two important art exhibits. One is of Grandma Moses' work. The other is of local modern artists, a group including David Feeley. The exhibits are well-curated. As for the...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Enjoyed this museum very much. Has a lot in it from Grandma Moses exhibit, Great revolutionary War artifacts & history in the area, and a lot more. Go see it is you are there, it's worth it.

Thank Donald W
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This is the Bennington Museum, not the Bennington HISTORY Museum. The web site clearly portrays what you will encounter when you arrive. The museum displays many facets of Americana and local culture. Clearly the centerpiece is an extensive collection of painting by Grandma Moses that...More

2  Thank BearTraveler69
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It is basically an art museum. Although, I am not much of an art aficionado, I went to see the famous works of Grandma Moses. They had one room filled with her work, and then a mockup of a 1-room schoolhouse to show how she...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Historic building has everything from colonial and later period furniture, Grandma Moses, a 1950s automobile, Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington info, and a three season walking woods. There is a strange outdoor statue of a seated Abraham Lincoln with mythical figures at his feet to...More

1  Thank Lucy I
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This small jewel of a museum has a generous collection of Grandma Moses art spanning most of her creative years. The museum is full of Americana craftwork, a recreated early American school room and general store as well as several beautifully preserved belle epoque pieces...More

Thank Carmen R
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Claire S
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Response from Susan S | Property representative |
We had our re-opening on February 14 after being closed for 6 weeks. In that time, we built a new Works on Paper Gallery, reconfigured our museum shop and more. The museum is now open Thursday through Tuesday, 10 am to 5... More
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