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Bennington Museum

75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
+1 802-447-1571
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Gramma Moses and so much more

This museum has about 10 galleries with everything from Gramma Moses to contemporary art. We came... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mauncha
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Summit, NJ
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Grandma Moses exhibit

I went because of the Grandma Moses exhibit. Loved it! Information about her life as well as a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Teresa K
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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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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.
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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum has about 10 galleries with everything from Gramma Moses to contemporary art. We came for the Moses works but enjoyed every room. The pottery and colonial furniture were beautiful and the historical information was interesting and educational. The gift shop had an exc...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went because of the Grandma Moses exhibit. Loved it! Information about her life as well as a sizeable exhibit of her paintings. I enjoyed the rest of the museum also. The exhibits on the history of the area were very good.

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main attraction is the paintings and history of Mary Anna Robertson Moses known as Grandma. The detail of the landscape painting is amazing. The figures in the paintings looks like clothed stick figures but then again I am no art critic. The next attraction...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides the rotating shows they provide- do not miss the wonderful Grandma Moses exhibit for which this museum is most famous

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have visited the Bennington Museum on multiple occasions, most recently on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The museum had a very good mixture of both Vermont and other local area history and art work. It had undergone multiple changes since our visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was easy to find and was clean and easy to access. The Grandma Mosses portion was easy to understand and very informative. The collection of items on the second floor was very impressive.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the monument we visited the local museum and enjoyed it. My favorite part were the paintings by "Grandma Moses", real name Ana Mary Robinson. Over 50 original paintings. A 10 minute interview by Edward R. Murrow. 13 other rooms with very interesting exhibits. After...More

Thank backhoe409
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This eclectic museum is widely known for its collection of Grandma Moses art. It also houses antique firearms, Vermont artworks, an automobile built in Vermont and household and business articles from local people. There is something to enjoy for all ages.

Thank M_Freedley
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The best parts of this museum were the Grandma Moses, Battle of Bennington, and Bennington Pottery exhibits. Other than those three exhibits, I didn't find the others interesting enough to spend much time in. Overall, its a decent museum, but I thought it was a...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

If you love history it’s a must, I love history it has plenty of information Grama Moses exhibit is a must very informative, There is a shop and staff are very helpful enjoy a couple of hours wandering and relaxing.

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Claire S
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We had our re-opening on February 14 after being closed for 6 weeks. In that time, we built a new Works on Paper Gallery, reconfigured our museum shop and more. The museum is now open Thursday through Tuesday, 10 am to 5... More
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