At the Museums

At the Museums


Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington
10a-5p, Tues-Sun, 802-442-7158

Thru 2013: Small Works Show. Figuratives, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists. June 15-Aug 25: Art of the Animal Kingdom, one of the country’s most prestigious wildlife exhibits, with guest artist Carel Brest van Kempen. June 8-Aug 25: “Impressions of New England” annual exhibit with more than 60 scenes captured in paint and bronze. June 22-July 21: Overlap: Art school professors at Dartmouth and Yale collaborate to bring a unique show. July 27-Sept 22: Laumeister Fine Art Competition, with artists from around the world, juried by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Art Connoisseur magazine. Opening Aug 31: Society of Animal Artists show. Opening Sept 7: Plein Air Vermont show. Opening Sept 28: American Artists Abroad show.

Bennington Museum

75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington
10a-5p (Closed Wednesdays), 802-477-1571

Thru July 30: Disappearance of the Catamount from Vermont. Thru Oct 27: “Southwestern Vermont and the Civil War, the Fabulous General Ripley: Capture of Richmond.” June 6-Sept 2: Tom Fels: Cyanotypes from the Arbor Series.” June 7-Oct 27: “Southwestern Vermont and the Civil War: Bennington Boys (and Ladies Too): The Local Civil War Experience.” July 13: “Conjuring the Civil War: Recreating History for Dorset Theatre Festival Production.” Aug-Oct: “Is the Catamount Really Gone?” Aug 24: Bringing farm-fresh goodness to the table, the Farm to Table Dinner is a Tuscan-inspired, elegantly casual, seven-course tasting dinner hosted by Bennington Museum. The dinner incorporates vegetables, fruits, cheeses, cider, honey, meats and more from farms in Bennington County and the surrounding area. Each course is specially paired with a wonderful wine. Meet the chefs, enjoy the live music accompaniment, and take home a special gift. Aug 31-Oct 14: “150th Anniversary of the 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt” exhibit.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

10 Vernon St., Brattleboro
11a-5p (Closed Tuesdays), 802-257-0124

June 29-Oct 20: “Red Grooms: What’s the Ruckus?” Meet a group of New York City characters as you walk through this madcap recreation of a Fifth Avenue bus. Entering Red Groom’s world involves embracing your inner child and experiencing the joy of the circus and hurly-burly of the Big Apple (Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Gallery, East Gallery, Mary Sommer Room, BMAC Sculpture Garden). “Dynamic Invention: American Abstract Artists at 75.” Explore the visual language of form, color, and line in the work of 45 of America’s leading nonobjective artists (Center Gallery). “Between Dark and Night: New Pastels by Mallory Lake.” Steam trains, foggy nights, and the golden glow of monumental Beaux-Arts interiors are the settings of this evocative and mysterious new work inspired by film noir (South Gallery). “Collected Memories of Place.” Terry Slade creates a site-specific sculpture of found metal referencing the museum building’s history as the Union Railroad Station (Center Lawn).

The Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.
10a-5p Tues-Sun, 413-458-2303

Thru June 16: In New York: The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark.” Thru Sept 8: Kidspace @ the Clark: “Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!” June 9-Sept 8: Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History.” June 9-Sept 8: George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci.”

American Museum of Fly Fishing

4104 Main St., Manchester
10a-4p Tues-Sat, 802-362-3300

Thru 2013: “ The Wonders of Fly Fishing” presents the history of the sport of fly fishing and feature the best of the best from the collection of reels, rods, flies, and much more. Large saltwater fly-fishing component helps introduce 2014 exhibition.

Estey Organ Museum

108 Birge St., Brattleboro, 802-246-8366
Open weekends June-Sept

Ongoing: The Estey Organ Museum features exhibits on the Estey Organ Company chronology, their reed, pipe, and electronic organs, Estey tools, advertising, catalogs, and a special look at musical innovator and Estey employee Harald Bode.

Hildene Estate

Route 7A, Manchester, 802-362-1788

Ongoing: Each year Hildene’s staff and volunteers welcome thousands of guests daily to the Lincoln home, grounds, and walking trails. Visit the cutting and kitchen gardens, observatory, Hildene Farm, and the exhibits. A 1903 Pullman palace car, “Sunbeam,” is open to the public.

Park-McCullough House

One Park Street, North Bennington, 802-442-5441

Ongoing: Experience the grandeur of the house oft-described as one of Vermont’s jewels. Park-McCullough is significant for its collections and archives, accumulated by the succeeding generations of one family that’s lived here for more than a century.

Robert Frost Stone House Museum

121 Route 7A, South Shaftsbury, 802-447-6200

Ongoing: Literary landmark only minutes from Frost’s gravesite in Bennington, and opened in 2002 to honor America’s favorite poet. Frost lived in the Stone House in South Shaftsbury, Vt., from 1920 to 1929. See website for more.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

West Road, Manchester
10a-5p, Tues-Sat; noon-5p, Sun, 802-362-2522, 802-362-1405

Thru June 30: Printemps, celebrating spring in all its glorious and vibrant manifestations, Yester House Gallery. Thru July 14: “Our Fragile Home” exhibit. Opening July 6: Annual summer members exhibition. Opening Aug 3: “Portraits of Emerging Adults,” Wilson Museum, reception 2-4p. Opening Aug 24: “Duets” exhibition at the Yester House Gallery, reception 2-4p.

The Nature Museum at Grafton

186 Townshend Rd., Grafton, 802-843-2111

Ongoing: Regional resource for nature, science, and environmental education in the Vermont and New Hampshire communities of the Connecticut River Valley.

Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals

55 Pleasant St., Grafton, 802-875-3562

Ongoing: Learn about Vermont’s rich mining and mineral industries through displays on talc, soapstone, and world-famous Vermont marble, granite, and slate. Take in a spectacular two-foot crystallized fossil of a giant ammonite; watch rocks go from mild to wild in a hands-on fluorescent mineral exhibit; so much more.

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