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Bennington Museum

75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
+1 802-447-1571
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Ancestry Research and Revolutionary and Civil War

Very enjoyable visit. Research library was open and the gentleman was very helpful. So many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruth H
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the museum is very clean and nice. It takes you back in time in vermont. If you are on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Therese D
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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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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable visit. Research library was open and the gentleman was very helpful. So many interesting other things to see. Grandma Moses exhibit was a wonderful surprise!

Thank Ruth H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the museum is very clean and nice. It takes you back in time in vermont. If you are on a leisurely day taking your time to see home style things like old sewing machines; tools; pottery from the 1700's and 1800's. Very cool display of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk staff was snarky. One in our party was deaf. 30 days prior notice was needed to be given for written transcript of audios, which is rather ridiculous. Not sure why copies couldn’t just be available. They offered no discount for him. Bennington...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a hot July weekend and the museum was not crowded and a pleasure to walk through. I had not seen many of Grandma Moses works before and this museum has the largest collection of her folk-art paintings with descriptive information accompanying each...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Welcoming staff at ticket sales, lots of Grandma Moses paintings and video interview with her, the old school classroom exhibit is well done, excellent selection of Bennington Pottery and a beautiful Tiffany plum lamp. Outdoor displays in front of the museum are well thought out....More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

The Bennington reflects the community well. From Grandma Moses to an old car and some interesting displays of local artists. It’s definitely worth a visit if you are In the area.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Went to see the Grandma Moses paintings on display. This exhibit waswas amazing. The number of paintings on display where terrific. Who knows how many paintings she had done before she was discovered. This woman's art shows that you paint what you feel and they...More

1  Thank Bruno Z
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Well maintained museum and easy access for young and elderly. Loved Grandma Moses exhibit. No photos taken at this exhibit only. Covered outside pavilion for families to rest or eat a bagged lunch. Museum gift shop well maintained and reasonably priced items. Friendly staff. Multiple...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The main claim to fame for this museum is the original Bennington 76 flag, which is so faded you can barely see it, but if you're interested in seeing that sort of thing, you have to go. The Grandma Moses exhibit is also good and...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This museum has about 10 galleries with everything from Gramma Moses to contemporary art. We came for the Moses works but enjoyed every room. The pottery and colonial furniture were beautiful and the historical information was interesting and educational. The gift shop had an exc...More

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Claire S
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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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