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“more interesting than we expected”
Review of Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

this is a nice small museum. two things which are particularly noteworthy: 1) the largest collection of art by Grandma Moses and 2) a 1924 WASP (automobile).

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Highly recommend this museum. It has a wonderful Grandma Moses collection and a variety of other Vermont based collections of art as well as very interesting military memorabilia and furniture. Do not miss this little museum! You will not be disappointed.

Thank DaphneInnes
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Is attached to an art museum , which has VERY expensive items , which was a little scarey. Interesting film about the history of covered bridges ,, was okay but nothing special Cost was $8 so not outrageous.

Thank rosalie t
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I enjoy art museums and are fond of Grandma Moses. What was especially nice was the display of some personal items of hers in addition to her paintings plus a description of her life. There was also an old TV interview playing on a continuous loop. Well worth the visit

Thank dhustead
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

If you have time, visit the Bennington Museum. There is a very interesting collection of a variety of art including a very large and very well curated collection of work by Grandma Moses. Even if you are not otherwise a fan of her work, it is fascinating.

Thank AnAnthropologist
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