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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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Covered bridges, Native American Art and more.

A great collection of art - modern, old and ethnic. Enjoyed the Bob Kuhn wildlife collection. The... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2014
Rugeley, United Kingdom
Surprising mix

One side of the museum was devoted to fine art display and the other side was devoted to the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2014
Staunton, Virginia
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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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44 Gypsy Ln, Bennington, VT 05201-9692
+1 802-442-7158
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Reviewed 10 October 2014

A great collection of art - modern, old and ethnic. Enjoyed the Bob Kuhn wildlife collection. The museum also has the Covered Bridges Museum with an interesting video,,images and anecdotes.

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Reviewed 3 September 2014

One side of the museum was devoted to fine art display and the other side was devoted to the history of the covered bridge. There was a show of the juried exhibit for the Oil Painters of America. This was excellent and we got to...More

1  Thank 4Foggydame
Reviewed 19 August 2014

something for everyone, not overly pricey. place for holiday shopping. close to dining opportunities, go do Madisons cafe.

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The covered bridges portion of this musuem is excellent. It is just one room, but it is a display worthy of bridge lovers. I do not exactly fall into that category, but I found myself getting sucked in just giving the displays a quick visit....More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is a gem of an art gallery! The show of the National Oil Painters of America and the wildlife art exhibit were terrific, and the gallery asked for a vote on best painting, which made it even more fun. The Eric Sloane's in the...More

Thank slphilli
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We just happen to visit while the National Oil Painters of America Exhibition was being shown. It was unreal. Their Center is huge, it's laid out perfect. Elevators are available. They have a very nice permanent collect that matches their shows. We absolutely loved the...More

Thank Wj M
Reviewed 30 June 2014

For a smaller venue stuck in a rural setting, the Bennington CA is really a gem, nicely polished. This OPA annual show is well displayed in several of their galleries, and other than a few hanging miscues, done very nicely. I can say that the...More

Thank mdkadk
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is a very well organized and informative Arts Center. The artist exhibits were organized to provide maximum opportunity to view, compare and digest. I will return there on my next visit to the Bennington/Manchester area and look forward to a new exhibit.

Thank Iadmit
Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

In an area with so many other art resources, paying $9 admission for this gallery makes no sense. Go to the Clark, MassMoCA, or the Williams College Art Museum instead.

2  Thank M M
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Very nice art with a great covered bridge museum. Learned a lot. Would visit again. Wish the model train had been working.

2  Thank John T
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