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Bennington Museum

75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
+1 802-447-1571
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Loved this quaint museum. My favorite was the exhibit of Grandma Moses' art. I had heard of her... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cindy T
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Northampton, Massachusetts
Something for Everyone!

This museum has an eclectic collection of art, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, musical instruments... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
303janetf
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Rome, New York
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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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  • Average6%
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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this quaint museum. My favorite was the exhibit of Grandma Moses' art. I had heard of her before but didn't know the story. Such a fascinating life - and I loved her art. It showed me that you are never too old to start...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has an eclectic collection of art, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, musical instruments, and much more. Allow about an hour and a half to fully appreciate it's variety of galleries. The centerpiece of the museum is the Grandma Moses collection, but there is also an...More

Thank 303janetf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect- what we found were three galleries dedicated to exhibits featuring the work (and life story) of Grandma Moses- and that isn't including the school she attended that was moved from NYS to be part of the museum. While obviously the...More

Thank tektektek
Reviewed 1 November 2017

If you like history, then this is for you. It is mostly about the local history, which is very rich in the revolutionary war. It also has local industry history. It had a display of Grandma Moses paintings. My wife and I found this to...More

Thank Gregory C
Reviewed 31 October 2017

What a treasure this place is. It is a very well run, organized, & maintained small museum. The best part of the collection is the rooms dedicated to Grandma Moses and her paintings. They don't allow photos, which is sad, but we nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Jdeppman
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Not only did they have their standard display of Grandma Moses' paintings, which in itself was very good; but also, the touring display of her works. We didn't realize how prolific an artist she was. Lots + lots of her original work on display. Most...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Like all the previous reviewers, we loved this museum. The main attraction is its extensive collection of paintings by Grandma Moses with its supplementary exhibits describing her life, including an interview with Ed Morrow. A remarkable woman. The museum also has other exhibits relevant to...More

Thank GreyPoundLondon
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent for a small town museum. Lots of grandma Moses paintings and info about local history. Enjoyable.

Thank cloverato
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very nice museum highlighted by an extensive collection of Grandma Moses paintings (some of these are part of an exhibit that only runs until early November). Several other exhibits were also nice as was the building itself. Worth the stop.

Thank Wtrav77
Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a nice little museum this was. There is of course the Grandma Moses element which was excellent, plenty of other things as well including a room covering the Battle of Bennington which was very informative. Well worth a visit.

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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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