At the Museums
At the Museums
Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington
10a–5p, (Closed Mondays)
Thru Sep 9: Impression of New England, including over 60 scenes in paint and bronze. Thru Sep 23: California Art Club7–Saving Paradise: The Symbiosis of Landscape Painting & Environmental Awareness. Thru Sep 23: The Laumeister Fine Art Competition, juried by Scott Christensen. Sep 29-Oct 27: Oil Painter of American Eastern Regional Exhibition.
75 Main St, Rte. 9, Bennington
10a–5p (Closed Wednesdays)
Sep 11-Oct 21: 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt on View, come see the “quilt that inspires quilters.” Sep 20: Museum “ABC’s”, focusing on the paintings of Rockwell Kent. Sep 29: Sixth Annual Southern Vermont Homebrew Competition and Festival. Thru Oct 30: Rockwell Kent’s “Egypt”: Shadow and Light in Vermont. Includes paintings from the Whitney Museum of American Art and several private collections, as well as drawings and prints not seen publicly in generations.
Nov 24: Festival of Trees kick off with Family Day. Dec 8: Around the World gala. Dec 21: Afterglow Holiday Dance Party.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St, Brattleboro
11a–5p (closed Tuesdays)
brattleboromuseum.org, 802 257-0124
Thru Oct 21: Gathering Light: The Art of Stephen Hannock. Thru Oct 21: Making is Knowing: The Art of Ric Campman. Thru Oct 21: Vermont Collects: Selections from the Heller Family. Thru Oct 21: Woodstack, featuring John Gerding’s
creative wood stacks along his country road.
Sep 2: Hidden in the Hills: Kafka Gardens, trip to see hidden and unusual artist studios, open to BMAC members only. Sept 16: Exhibit Tour with Chief Curator Mara Williams, 1p. Sept 20: Ways
in Words: An Evening of Poetry & Film inspired by Ric Campman, 7:30p. Sep 21: Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse at BMAC, 5:30-8p. Sep 23, 26 & 30:
Of Bread and Paper, puppet theater from Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains, 5:30p Sept 23 and 30, 7:30p Sept 26. Sep 26: Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects in Therapeutic Puppetry, talk by Matthew Bernier. Sep 28: Stephen Hannock: Painted VistaVisions, lecture by art historian Jason Rosenfeld. Oct 19: Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse at BMAC, 5:30-8p. Oct 26-28: Fifth Annual Lego Contest & Exhibit, people of all ages welcome to design/build an original Lego structure. Nov 2: Opening of new exhibits, The New England Biennial, 5:30-8:30p.
The Clark Art Institute
225 South St, Williamstown, Mass
10a–5p Tuesday thru Sunday
clarkart.edu, 413 458-2303
Thru 2014: Clark Remix: Paintings, sculptures and more from the permanent collection. Thru Sep 16: Through Shen-kan: Sterling Clark in China. Thru Sep 16: Then & Now: Photographs of Northern China. Thru Sep 23: In London: From Paris, a Taste for Impressionism: Paintings from the Clark. Thru Oct 21: Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China.
American Museum of Fly Fishing
4104 Main St, Manchester
10a–4p Tues thru Sat
amff.com, 802 362-3300
Thru Dec: A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Ongoing: Memories on the Water, and, Gadgets and Gear: 20th Century Innovations in Fly Fishing.
Estey Organ Museum
108 Birge St., Brattleboro
Open weekends thru Sep 30
esteyorganmuseum.org, 802 246-8366
Sep & Oct: Take classes at the Estey Labs, see Web site for schedule. Sep 9: Musical tribute to Whetstone Brook, at First Baptist Church, Brattleboro, 7p. Sep 30: Estey Day, annual celebration, 3p. Ongoing: The Estey Organ Museum tells the story of the Estey Organ Company.
Route 7A, Manchester
hildene.org, 802 362-1788
Dec: A 1912 Victorian Christmas, come see
Robert and Mary’s home, as it may have looked during 1912. Dec 1-2: Our House for the Holidays? With apple cider, fresh donuts and
more. Ongoing: The American Ideal: Abraham Lincoln and the Second Inaugural. This exhibit attempts to illuminate some of the personal
qualities that made Abraham Lincoln the indelible part of the American psyche he remains today.
One Park St, North Bennington
Open through Oct
parkmccullough.org, 802 442-5441
Sep 22: Aikido exhibition by Wassim Nehme, all day. Oct 13: Oktoberfest, with Bavarian food,
music and Oktoberfest beers, 10a-6p. Oct 21: Art auction/benefit, all day. Ongoing: At Historic Park-McCullough, you can take a guided tour and
experience the grandeur of the house often described as one of Vermont’s jewels.
Robert Frost Stone House Museum
121 Rte. 7A, South Shaftsbury
frostfriends.org, 802 447-6200
Sep 9: Lesley Lee Francis, Robert Frost’s granddaughter, will share memories and experiences, 2p. Ongoing: Robert Frost: The Poetry of Agriculture. Explores Frost’s love of rural life. He always said his poems were based on real people and real experiences.
Southern Vermont Arts Center,
Yester House Gallery
West Road, Manchester
10a–5p Tue-Sat, 12–5p Sun
svac.org, 802 362-2522, 362-1405
Sep 8-30: Vermont Contemporary Tradition, opening reception Sept 8, 2-4p. Sep 8-Oct. 23: The Vermont Barn, opening reception Sept. 8, 2-4p. Sep 29: Art on the Hill, family event, 11a-3p. Oct 6: A Night at the Hop, with David Somerville of the Diamonds and the Chiffons. Thru Oct 21: Weatherbound: The Art of Jay Hall Connaway.
Oct 28: Family Spooktacular Sunday, 1-4p.
Nov 23-24: Black Friday and Saturday Mini Art Camps, 10a-4p.
The Nature Museum at Grafton
186 Townshend Rd., Grafton
Sep 29-30: Annual Fairy House Tour, 11a-4p.
Oct 20: From Orchard to Oven: An Apple Pie Workshop, 10a-2p.
Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals
55 Pleasant St., Grafton
Open through mid-October
Ongoing: Learn about Vermont’s rich mining and mineral industries through displays on talc, soapstone, and the world-famous Vermont marble, granite and slate.