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The Bennington Center for the Arts

Vermont Route 9 at Gypsy Lane, P.O. Box 260, Bennington, VT 05201
802-442-7158
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Bennington
Type: Museums, History Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The Bennington Center for the Arts continually exhibits the work of many of the finest representational artists from around the country. In addition... more » Owner description: 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 has a very impressive permanent collection of Native American art (Navajo rugs, pots, katsinas, paintings of and by Native Americans) as well as bird carvings by Master Carver Floyd Scholz. The Bennington is also home to the Covered Bridge Museum. Visitors of all ages enjoy the exhibits and videos and use the information gathered to better enjoy their travels through these famous structures as they travel through Vermont. « less
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Frazer
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Bruce usually writes but I'm his wife......Thoroughly enjoyed the variety of galleries to view. Went to see the covered bridge exhibit and the carved birds, both were very good. In addition saw art, sculptures, quilts, hat boxes, miniature rooms etc. I'm wheelchair bound but all levels were accessible via small open lift. Well carpeted throughout which my husband told me... More

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A great collection of art - modern, old and ethnic. Enjoyed the Bob Kuhn wildlife collection. The museum also has the Covered Bridges Museum with an interesting video,,images and anecdotes.

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Staunton, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

One side of the museum was devoted to fine art display and the other side was devoted to the history of the covered bridge. There was a show of the juried exhibit for the Oil Painters of America. This was excellent and we got to vote for our favorite painting. The covered bridge section was quite interesting but someone on... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

something for everyone, not overly pricey. place for holiday shopping. close to dining opportunities, go do Madisons cafe.

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New York City, New York
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529 reviews 529 reviews
158 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The covered bridges portion of this musuem is excellent. It is just one room, but it is a display worthy of bridge lovers. I do not exactly fall into that category, but I found myself getting sucked in just giving the displays a quick visit. I came to the museum to see the animal art exhibit. It was maybe 25%... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a gem of an art gallery! The show of the National Oil Painters of America and the wildlife art exhibit were terrific, and the gallery asked for a vote on best painting, which made it even more fun. The Eric Sloane's in the Covered Bridge Museum there were also wonderful.

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Haneyville, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We just happen to visit while the National Oil Painters of America Exhibition was being shown. It was unreal. Their Center is huge, it's laid out perfect. Elevators are available. They have a very nice permanent collect that matches their shows. We absolutely loved the place!

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Potsdam, New York
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288 reviews 288 reviews
69 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For a smaller venue stuck in a rural setting, the Bennington CA is really a gem, nicely polished. This OPA annual show is well displayed in several of their galleries, and other than a few hanging miscues, done very nicely. I can say that the varied room lends itself well to breaking up the show to avoid monotony, and lighting... More

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Homer, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very well organized and informative Arts Center. The artist exhibits were organized to provide maximum opportunity to view, compare and digest. I will return there on my next visit to the Bennington/Manchester area and look forward to a new exhibit.

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na
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

In an area with so many other art resources, paying $9 admission for this gallery makes no sense. Go to the Clark, MassMoCA, or the Williams College Art Museum instead.

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