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The Bennington Center for the Arts

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A wonderful experience of a broad range of art. Eric Sloane, Native American Art , bird carver... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Impressive Large Native American Art Collection, Covered Bridge Museum and Unique Special Exhibit

My husband and I visited the Laumeister Art Center at Southern Vermont College in Bennington... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Windsor, Connecticut
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The Bennington Center for the Arts continually exhibits the work of many of the finest representational artists from around the country. In addition to the artwork in the Center's temporary exhibitions, all of which is for sale, The Bennington also...more
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44 Gypsy Ln, Bennington, VT 05201-9692
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

A wonderful experience of a broad range of art. Eric Sloane, Native American Art , bird carver (Capturerer actually, as the bird's being comes through) Floyd Scholz, covered bridge museum and other rotating exhibits. Your soul will feel better for exploring this place...

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

My husband and I visited the Laumeister Art Center at Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont, previously the Bennington Center for the Arts Museum, on Saturday, August 18, 2018. We visited the Bennington Center for the Arts Museum multiple times and have enjoyed both the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We very much enjoyed this museum. It is in a lovely country setting and features some impressive and lifelike wildlife art. The wooden sculptures of birds are fascinating. There is a gallery ]of contemporary Native American crafts and pottery, but my favorite collection was the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 303janetf
Reviewed 8 November 2017

When we visited on a Saturday Afternoon the place was almost deserted. I have no idea why. The animal carvings by Floyd Scholz were amazing, and the Native American art was the sort of thing that is rarely seen. Add in the interesting section on...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

THE museum includes an eclective collection of paintings, sculptures and history of covered bridges. In the covered bridge section one can use the research content to search by state for covered bridge info. That section also celebrates Eric Sloan, his art and literary work surrounding...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This made for really fun afternoon. Even the permanent exhibits of Native American art, bird carvings and covered bridges are quite interesting and well done. Make sure to take time to walk around the grounds to see the various sculptures.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Patswife2
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Driven by here lots, saw the sign for "Eric Sloan" out front, but never stopped here until today. Am I glad I did. They display 8 Sloan paintings including "October Cloudscape" that knocked my socks off!! Also available is a video about Sloan that is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank marko18745
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have visited the Bennington Center for the Arts Museum multiple times and have enjoyed both the permanent and temporary collections each time. Most recently we visited the museum on July 23rd. The large collection of Native American Art, featuring multiple rooms of paintings and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The wildlife art is impressive . The Covered Bridges exhibit was informative. The exhibit that most struck me is the Native Amerian collection. Most of the pieces are from the West....Navajo and Hopi. Exquisite!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is the proverbial diamond in the rough. We stopped on a lark and saw some of the most incredible animal carvings, paintings, sculpture and Native American art and artifacts that we have ever seen. The video at the Covered Bridge Museum was informative and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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