Here are some great Museums in Vermont, Massachusetts and New york:  plan your trip

Come and explore the cultural corners of New England.  If you want to maximize your art experience and are looking fro things to do around Bennington, VT, plan your itinerary around this two hour cultural path.  Begin with contemporary art at Mass MOCA, the head to the Clark in Williamstown for some of the great artists of the old-world.  The Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, Vermont is next on the trail and offers a exhibits of current nationally recognized artists painting and drawing in traditional mediums. This art gallery also featured permanent collections of Eric Sloane and Floyd Scholz and and extensive Native American gallery that rivals the Fenimore.  Tthe Covered Bridge Museum (which is included in the price of admission) will offer an in depth look at the history of transportation in Vermont over the past 200 years.   This might peak your interest, and so you can finish your day with a scenic drive and a guided audio tour of the five covered bridged in Bennington County.  

Each art center deserves a minimum of two hours to explore.   

Also in Bennington, you can find the Bennington Museum with works by New England modernists and Grandma Moses.  Interested in venturing further afield?  Don't forget about the Hyde Museum one hour north in Glens Falls, New York.