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“A Gem in the Green Mountains!”
Review of Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We have a vacation home up the mountain from Bennington and had never visited this museum. So we decided to take in the local sights. I do not know why we had not visited because it is really a gem of local history and culture. The display of Grandma Moses art is wonderful. It is worth a stop!

Thank Maureen L
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

The Grandma Moses exhibit was excellent. Came to Vermont just to see it. All the rest was frosting on the cake.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

There are some works of art, old furniture, antique car, organ etc. This is a small museum that only requires a short visit.

Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Super collection of Grandma Moses art plus very clever and tasteful exhibitions of their other collections. A nice surprise in this little town!

Thank RGJP1967
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We spent about three hours here on a rainy day--just a perfect way to spend the morning. They have a wonderful Grandma Moses collection and several other artists. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Virginia F
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