At the Museums

Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington
10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon), 802 442-7158
Thru Dec 21: Small Works Show, with figuratives, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, still-life’s and more.
Thru Dec 21: Portraying the Human Spirit exhibit, a small show of 26 pieces that capture the essence of
the human spirit. Thru Dec 21: The Laumeister Fine Art Competition. Thru Dec 21: Small Works Show.
Thru Dec 21: Impressions of New England XIV. Ongoing: Permanent collection, featuring Native
American and Southwestern artwork, with 300 paintings, 50 bronzes, 50 Hop Kachinas, 85 hand-woven
Navajo rugs and numerous pieces of pottery, jewelry and baskets.

Bennington Museum
75 Main St, Rte. 9, Bennington
10a to 5p (Closed Wed), 802 477-1571
Thru Dec 30: Patsy Santo: A Growing Collection. This exhibition celebrates the recent gift to the museum
of six of Santo’s paintings. Thru Dec 30: Nocturnes: Variations on a Theme. Artist Margaret Lampe
Kannenstine has always had a profound interest in darkness, night skies in particular. “I am interested in
what we see at night-and what we cannot see. Both are important in conveying the sense of darkness.”
Thru-Dec 30: Reflections at the Festival of Trees. The museum is pleased to present a wonderful exhibit
of Uniquely Designed and Decorated Holiday Trees created by artists, businesses, and non-profit entities
throughout the area. Ongoing: The museum’s permanent collection includes the Grandma Moses
Gallery, the Gilded Age of Vermont, Bennington Modernism, the Fine Art Gallery, Bennington Pottery
Gallery & Study Center, and the Military Gallery.


Paul Hunter, “Siren #T” (2013), aluminum, mylar, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. From the exhibit “Portraits, Expanded,” on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center 11/1/14 – 3/7/15.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St, Brattleboro
11a to 5p (Closed Tues), 802 257-0124
Thru March 7: Your Space: Portraits. For much of history, only those of high social rank and affluence
could afford to commission artists to create their portraits. But artists themselves have been creating
self-portraits regularly since the Renaissance period, when mirrors became common and affordable to
many. Thru March 7: Portraits, Expanded. Portraits, Expanded is a multi-gallery exhibit featuring work
by artists who extend the traditional concept of portraiture to include language, voice, time, history,
community, and culture. Thru March 7: World Leaders & Global Citizens: Photographs by Patrick Leahy,
Senator. Organized in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Patrick Leahy’s service in the U.S. Senate,
this exhibit reveals the photographer’s unique perspective on global events and players, from ordinary
citizens to presidents.

The Clark Art Institute
225 South St, Williamstown, Mass
10a to 5p Tuesday thru Sunday, 413 458-2303
Thru Feb 15: Monet – Kelly Exhibition. This exhibition focuses on the significant role Claude Monet’s
motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings have played in the work of American painter Ellsworth
Kelly. This exhibition brings together two paintings and eighteen unpublished drawings selected by Kelly, together with nine paintings by Monet from his Belle-Île series and from his garden in Giverny. Ongoing:
The collection of the Clark Art Institute features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints,
drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The
collection is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches,
drawings, and silver.

Hildene Estate
Route 7A, Manchester, 802 362-1788
Ongoing: His father was born in a log cabin and called from the humblest rank in life to preside over our
nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Todd Lincoln, the
only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood, became Chairman of the Pullman
Company, the largest manufacturing corporation at the turn of the 20th century. He built his Georgian
Revival mansion in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester. It became home to only Lincoln
descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is the Great American Story.

Great Hall
One Hundred River Street
Springfield, VT
The Great Hall, Vermont’s newest showcase for the arts in Springfield, presents its fifth exhibition,
Fibrations! New England Fiber Art & Mixed-Media Invitational Exhibition Fibrations! features renowned
New England artists from Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut including Frances Holiday
Alford (Grafton, VT), Susan Damone Balch (Reading, VT), Carolyn Enz Hack (Thetford Center, VT), Karen
Kamenetsky (Brattleboro, VT), Judith Reilly, Brandon, VT), Tafi Brown (Alstead, NH), Judy B. Dales
(Greensboro, VT), Liz Alpert Fay (Sandy Hook, CT), Christine Fries (Barre, VT), Marilyn Gillis (Burlington,
VT), Rae Reynolds Harrell (Hinesburg, VT), Susan Perrine (Woolwich, ME), Wen Redmond (Strafford, NH),
Kate Themel (Cheshire, CT), Nancy Pulliam Weis (Castleton, VT). Fiber Art is no longer a craft of the
homemaker. Fibrations! showcases the beauty, art and skill of modern fiber artists and displays a wide
range of fiber art and artists from all over New England.

Norman Rockwell Museum
Route 4 East, Rutland, 802 773-6095
Ongoing: Unique museum commemorates the works of artist and illustrator Norman Rockwell. More
than 2000 works cover Rockwell’s 65 year career.

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Yester House Gallery
West Road, Manchester
10a to 5p Tues-Sat, 12 to 5p Sun, 802 362-2522, 362-1405
Thru-Jan 11: Winter Members’ Exhibition, with an opening reception on Dec 6 from 2-4p, Yester House
Galleries. Dec 20: Winter Cocktail Party, 5-7p. Join us for a festive evening with cocktails and hors
d’oeuvres catered by TED Cafe, and live holiday music by a string quartet. Jan 6-March 20: Artrageous!
Students will explore a variety of materials and art forms, including painting, drawing, printmaking,
sculpture, clay and mixed media. Jan 17: Opening reception for the Winter Solo Show, 2-4p. Ongoing:
The Museum’s permanent collection is housed in the Wilson Museum, and includes an exhibit of nearly 800 pieces of 19th and 20th century works, including George Kalinsky, Series of Rock and Roll Hall of
Famers photographs, 1960 – 2001, Lorenzo J. Hatch, Mother, (Portrait of Grace Hatch), c. 1880-90, Luigi
Lucioni, Victorian Souvenir, 1948, oil on canvas, Robert Indiana, The American LOVE, enamel on metal,
Gail LeBof, Two Swans in Meadow Stream, photograph, Hermann Gross, Legionaire [sic], oil on paper,
1971, Leonebel Jacobs, Portrait of Jay Connaway, nd, pastel, and Felicia Meyer Marsh, Still Life, oil on
canvas, c.1950.

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