The way Vermonters are devoted to their own culture would be provincial if it weren't accompanied by two things--an inherent modesty and the quality of the things they pride. This museum is a case in point, the collection and special exhibits are pure Vermont, and that's a good thing.
The major attraction here is the extensive Grandma Moses gallery. Also, there's a Grandma Moses schoolhouse wing, which contains lots of hands-on activities that parents with school-age children in tow might consider gratefully.
The rest of the museum is a mixed bag, with a somewhat modest collection of varying quality. I genuinely appeciated the Frankenthaler works in their postmodern room, and there was a very odd video piece running on continuous loop in one corner--I could not find an identification plaque and the video had no title screen.
If you're in Bennington or just passing through, this is a worthwile stop.
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