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“Grandma Moses”
Review of Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Bennington
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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 October 26, 2013

The museum is small but held plenty of fascinating exhibits.One room was dedicated to Grandma Moses and that was mainly why I went here. There was a video of an interview of Grandma Moses that was very interesting. Even though the quality was bad, I could still make out what she was saying. I was not allowed to photograph any of Grandma Moses artwork, but was allowed to photograph other exhibits. There is a room dedicated to war memorabilia. Upstairs held portraits, paintings, and pottery exhibits. There is a very nice gift shop. The children's area was great - housed in an old schoolhouse. The people who work there are helpful and friendly.

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Beautiful building and really interesting area exhibits and a robust collection of Grandma Moses. A great stop when in Bennington.

Thank Jamie H
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Worth a stop for history's sake. Setting is very beautiful, especially this time of year with all the fall colors.

Thank dniv67
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Have always been fascinated with Grandma Moses, so was happy to have the opportunity to see more of her work and learn about her. Totally enjoyed her exhibit. The rest of the museum presents a variety of art and artifacts about Bennington, including Bennington pottery, some beautiful antique furniture and a stunning Martin Wasp, a luxury antique automobile made in Benningtonn. There is something to interest everyone. It's a small museum but with a great variety of art and objects.

Thank kpter
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

There Is Always something interesting going on at the Bennington Museum. unique displays Special Collections activities for children are usually held in the Grandma Moses school house. this museum is a great asset to the Bennington area.

Thank thegardencottage
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