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“A pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bennington Center for the Arts

The Bennington Center for the Arts
Ranked #11 of 25 things to do in Bennington
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Owner description: 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.
Schenectady, New York
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

We went there just to check it out and see the covered bridge museum, but it was much more. A very nice series of artists, focusing on nature and local art. Some very nice works. The covered bridge area was actually less interesting that the discovery of the art (it helped that they were having an opening that day).

Visited June 2012
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Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Bennington Center for the Arts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

I have been to the Bennington Art Center as a guest, as an instructor and as an artist. I have been to the center theater and sat in the audience as the audience roared with laughter. I have enjoyed the Covered Bridge museum and especially the Fine Art Collection. This Center should be on everyones stop if in Vermont for any reason. It is wonderfully maintained and very informing.

Visited October 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“New England Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

The rotating exhibitions are tops, showing works by internationally respected artists in a great range of varied genres of art. Always something interesting and thought provoking on view.

Visited October 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

I was very surprised at the size and wealth of art at the Bennington Center for the Arts. It's a lovely museum with a variety of different exhibits. There was a great exhibit on up and coming young artists from around the country. And the covered bridge exhibit was a wealth of information. Kids would love this one! Don't miss the video!

Visited June 2012
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Bennington, VT
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Very Uneventful.......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

I was not impressed with this place....found it a bit staid..... Not too exciting.

Visited September 2011
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Shirley H, Gallery Director at The Bennington Center for the Arts, responded to this review, 17 September 2012
I am sorry that you found our exhibits a bit serious for your taste. We are always very fortunate to have the support of many of the finest artists in the country but perhaps representational art is not what you were looking for. I do hope you were able to visit the Covered Bridge Museum and enjoy the bird carvings and Native American art as well. If you have any specific comments that we could address, know we would love the opportunity to do that.
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