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Bennington Museum

75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
+1 802-447-1571
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Great experience!

It was great to be able to step into history. The paintings and exhibits were great! My teenaged... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2016
nicoledE7591QF
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Utica, New York
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Small New England Gem

Recently visited Bennington VT and stumbled upon the Bennington Museum. What a great little... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2016
zecco1260
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

It was great to be able to step into history. The paintings and exhibits were great! My teenaged daughter really loved the museum. We were lucky enough to visit while the grandma Moses exhibit is there. The man at the front desk takes his time...More

Thank nicoledE7591QF
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Recently visited Bennington VT and stumbled upon the Bennington Museum. What a great little museum. A tremendous amount of history is captured there across a broad spectrum of subject matter. This place is worth a visit if you're in the area. It's not a huge...More

Thank zecco1260
Reviewed June 23, 2016

If you like colonial furniture, glassware and pewter objects, this might be for you. If you are expecting Revolutionary War history items, it's disappointing considering Bennington's place in that era.

Thank dberiau
Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stopped by this great facility on a whim and were glad we took the time for the visit. The Museum is currently offering a great display of works by Grandma Moses and even though I wasn't that familiar with her works, I enjoyed them...More

Thank IndyTraveler070
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little gem of a museum featuring Grandma Moses works (she lived in nearby Hoosick Falls, NY) as well as a nice collection of colonial furniture pieces. We are about to go to a lecture on Canada-US relations at this museum offered by GMALL (Green...More

Thank davidhnichols
Reviewed May 29, 2016

The Bennington Museum has everything from artifacts from the 1700s to the latest in three-dimensional art coming out of Bennington College. The staff is friendly and informative. There is a library in the back of the second floor that is a step back in time.

Thank smlpig
Reviewed May 23, 2016

What a gem! Fantastic exhibits, enthusiastic staff and a pleasant walking trail ... what more can one say to recommend a stop here?

Thank Geoff D
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Pretty neat museum, there were a few exhibits closed but all in all its worth seeing. The staff was friendly

Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed May 22, 2016

This museum focuses on Vermont life, history, and art. The exhibit of masterworks by Anna Mary Robertson, known as Grandma Moses, and “3D Digital: Here and Now” alone are worth the price of admission. I particularly liked her paintings titled “Sugaring Off” and “Over the...More

2  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent staff. Helpful, knowledgeable and willing to assist my wife with her research. Tyler is a wealth of knowledge. Thank you very much.

Thank Joe T
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Claire S
What are your hours and days that you are opened?
February 15, 2015|
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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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