At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington

10a–5p, Mon–Sun (Closed Mon)

http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158

Ongoing: Exhibitions by many of the country’s most prestigious groups, along with artists chosen to participate in shows that we annually curate, have given the Bennington a reputation of a venue that exhibits only world-class art in an elegant, state-of-the-art facility. At the Covered Bridge Museum, discover the history and legends of covered bridges in the world’s only museum dedicated to their preservation. Also see a variety of wind sculptures, some up to 27 feet tall.

Jessica Park, “Las Vegas” (2016), 
Acrylic on paper, 20 in. x 34 in. From “Enthusiasms: Personal Paintings by Jessica Park,” on display at the Bennington Museum Feb 1 thru May 28.

Bennington Museum

75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington

10a–5p (Closed Wed)

http://www.benningtonmuseum.org, 802 477-1571

Feb 1 – May 28: “Enthusiasm: Personal Paintings by Jessica Park.” Feb 1–March 13: Annual Student Art Exhibition. Bringing artwork of the region’s elementary, middle and high school students in a display ranging from whimsical to more advanced works of art. Sept 1–Oct 8: 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt. Ongoing: Gilded Age Vermont, Grandma Moses, Bennington Modernism, Grandma Moses Schoolhouse, Early Vermont Gallery, and more.

Robin Reynolds, “Lantana and Coleus in Blue” (2016). Oil on paper mounted on panel, 36 in. x 36 in. From Open Call NXNE 2018, on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center thru March 10.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

10 Vernon St., Brattleboro

11a–5p (Closed Tues)

http://www.brattleboromuseum.org, 802 257-0124

Thru Feb 11: Touchstones, Totems, Talismans: Animals in Contemporary Art. Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth. Inspired by Francis of Assisi. Thru March 10: The Scarf: Joan O’Beirne. Bright orange industrial extension cords are the basis of an ongoing series of works by Joan O’Beirne. The Scarf is composed of photographs, video, sculpture, and a performance. Thru April 17: Weighted Tears: Mary Admasian. Created for outdoor exhibition at BMAC with the support of a partial grant from the Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. March 17–June 17: Hereandafter: Susan von Glahn Calabria. Inspired by small assemblages of natural objects, patterns, and photographs, these detailed gouaches span 25 years and explore ideas around the permanence of things and the impermanence of being. March 17–June 17: Bottle in the River: Richard Klein. Sculptures incorporating found bottles and other vessels allude to the passage of time and the disposable nature of material culture. Thru March 10: OPEN CALL NXNE 2018. BMAC’s latest juried exhibit features work by 22 artists selected by juror Sique Spence, director of New York’s Nancy Hoffman Gallery. Feb 17–March 10: 2018 Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Calling Vermont Teens! The Scholastic Art and Writing awards submission deadline is just around the corner.

The Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

10a–5p, Tuesday thru Sunday

http://www.clarkart.edu, 413 458-2303

Feb 3–April 22: Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection. Features 150 exceptional drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection, one of the world’s finest private collections assembled over the past 50 years. Focusing on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of the art form.

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Yester House Gallery

West Road, Manchester

10a–5p Tues–Sat; noon–5p Sun

http://www.svac.org, 802 362-2522, 362-1405

Ongoing: Established in 1922, Southern Vermont Arts Center provides cultural, educational, and creative opportunities for all ages. With a rotating calendar of member and guest exhibitions, the largest sculpture park in Vermont, and a busy schedule of dynamic classes for all ages, SVAC has something for everyone.

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