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“Bit expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.
Walton on Thames
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“Bit expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

Museum was OK but expensive for what there was. Big deal made about Grandma Moses but we were not very impressed. Perhaps you need to be from Vermont to appreciate them.

Visited May 2012
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Kent, Connecticut
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“First Class”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

A fine small museum. The Grandma Moses paintings by themselves would make this museum worth a stop, but it has much more. I found the Military Gallery to be especially interesting. The grave of Robert Frost is in the Old First Church's grave yard nearby.

Visited June 2011
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Williamstown, MA
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“Little Gem of a Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

What's not to like? Lots of Grandma Moses paintings, plus antique glassware and pottery, history of the area, etc. etc. Also a wonderful little museum store filled with interesting gift items.

Visited February 2012
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USA
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“Good source of local history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

Good collection of Grandma Moses art. Also, lots of local history to be found here.

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Venice, Florida
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“Just 40 minutes from Latham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

I could not believe al the displays and artifacts in this little museum. LOVED seeing all that Grandma Moses painted. An easy day trip from the ALbany area in this quaint little town.

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