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The Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Ln, Bennington, VT 05201-9692
+1 802-442-7158
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Well Worth a Visit

We very much enjoyed this museum. It is in a lovely country setting and features some impressive... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Rome, New York
Why Don't More People Visit?

When we visited on a Saturday Afternoon the place was almost deserted. I have no idea why. The... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
London, United Kingdom
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The Bennington Center for the Arts continually exhibits the work of many of the finest representational artists from around the country. In addition to the artwork in the Center's temporary exhibitions, all of which is for sale, The Bennington also has a very impressive permanent collection of Native American art (Navajo rugs, pots, katsinas, paintings of and by Native Americans) as well as bird carvings by Master Carver Floyd Scholz. The Bennington is also home to the Covered Bridge Museum. Visitors of all ages enjoy the exhibits and videos and use the information gathered to better enjoy their travels through these famous structures as they travel through Vermont.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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44 Gypsy Ln, Bennington, VT 05201-9692
+1 802-442-7158
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We very much enjoyed this museum. It is in a lovely country setting and features some impressive and lifelike wildlife art. The wooden sculptures of birds are fascinating. There is a gallery ]of contemporary Native American crafts and pottery, but my favorite collection was the...More

Thank 303janetf
Reviewed 8 November 2017

When we visited on a Saturday Afternoon the place was almost deserted. I have no idea why. The animal carvings by Floyd Scholz were amazing, and the Native American art was the sort of thing that is rarely seen. Add in the interesting section on...More

Thank Jerryr59
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

THE museum includes an eclective collection of paintings, sculptures and history of covered bridges. In the covered bridge section one can use the research content to search by state for covered bridge info. That section also celebrates Eric Sloan, his art and literary work surrounding...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This made for really fun afternoon. Even the permanent exhibits of Native American art, bird carvings and covered bridges are quite interesting and well done. Make sure to take time to walk around the grounds to see the various sculptures.

Thank Patswife2
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Driven by here lots, saw the sign for "Eric Sloan" out front, but never stopped here until today. Am I glad I did. They display 8 Sloan paintings including "October Cloudscape" that knocked my socks off!! Also available is a video about Sloan that is...More

Thank marko18745
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have visited the Bennington Center for the Arts Museum multiple times and have enjoyed both the permanent and temporary collections each time. Most recently we visited the museum on July 23rd. The large collection of Native American Art, featuring multiple rooms of paintings and...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The wildlife art is impressive . The Covered Bridges exhibit was informative. The exhibit that most struck me is the Native Amerian collection. Most of the pieces are from the West....Navajo and Hopi. Exquisite!

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is the proverbial diamond in the rough. We stopped on a lark and saw some of the most incredible animal carvings, paintings, sculpture and Native American art and artifacts that we have ever seen. The video at the Covered Bridge Museum was informative and...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I want one of those coloured mooses for my backyard !! The spiral mobiles at around $1700 that were the property were very interesting.

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Interesting museum and worth a stop. Loved the Covered Bridge Museum and the painted moose in the grounds.

Thank Frosty2
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