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44 Gypsy Ln
Bennington, Vermont, 05201
United States


The Bennington Center for the Arts boasts seven large galleries which are home to temporary exhibitions by many of the finest representational artists from around the country, as well as an extensive collection of wildlife art, paintings by Eric Sloane and detailed wooden bird carvings by Floyd Scholz. In addition, The Bennington Center for the Arts houses a covered bridge museum, a collection of Native American artifacts and art works, studio space, and a lovely 320 seat theater equipped with a world class Fazioli piano.

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Discounts in our Shop!

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35% off Meehan Pottery


35% off Al Agnew Tapestry Throws! 

This sale is also available in-house for a limited time! 

There are also discounts for AAA members - 10% off all purchases of $20 or more! 

(discounts do not stack) 

And of course if you are a member of The Bennington, 10% off on ALL purchases in our gift shop! (for more information about becoming a member see our Patron Membership page)

The Laumeister Collection at The Bennington

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Our Permanent Collection:

We've re-opened to the public and for the first time in almost 2 years we are able to feature artwork from The Laumeister Collection in ALL of our galleries. Our collection has over 800 pieces in it in a wide variety of media, that have been collected by our Founders Bruce Laumeister and Elizabeth Small together and separately over the course of some 40 years. 

A large portion of our wildlife collection has been brought out and is being displayed in 3 exhibitions complementing each other. The Hunters, represents the many predators of the wild and The Hunted, shows the animals that often fall prey to them. The third exhibition is solely focused on Birds of all shapes and sizes and features such artists as Nancy Howe, Morten Solberg, and Carl Brenders.

Dust Devil, acrylic by Jan Martin McGuire

Dust Devil, acrylic by Jan Martin McGuire

Some of these exhibits include artwork that hasn't been on public display in our galleries for years and we are thrilled to be able to share them with our patrons. For example, Women features the largest piece in our collection, Rome Beauties by Timothy Tyler. We've also gathered a variety of paintings in celebration of the beauty of our New England area in our first ever Impressions of New England from the Laumeister Collection.

Howard Rogers, bronze

Howard Rogers, bronze

Ready to Boil, watercolor by Karin Cook

Ready to Boil, watercolor by Karin Cook

Click the button below to visit our "Exhibiting Now" page.

We re-open January 22nd!

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We will be re-opening to the public January 22nd and we've put together 4 new exhibitions all hand-selected by our curator Elizabeth Small and staff from the permanent collection. 

Here is a small preview of one of the exhibitions opening this week! 

Impressions of New England 2016 selected from our Permanent Collection! 

Impressions of New England 2016 selected from our Permanent Collection! 

New items Available in our Online Shop!

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Artisan Products

Al Agnew Blankets

The Al Agnew Blankets have been added to our online shop. Stay warm during these winter months, order yours today! 

Duly Mitchell Vases

Our Duly Mitchell Vases have been added!

"You'll have to brush up on your physics and chemistry to fully understand the process by which Duly Mitchell creates his crystalline porcelain. But you only have to love classical refinement and perfection to appreciate his handsome vases and jars individualized by shimmering crystal wafers floating on translucent surfaces. These willemite crystals grow on to the surface in an unpredictable and random pattern in colors that range from champagne to adobe, aqua to cobalt blue, red to maroon and sea foam green."

Viewer's Choice Winners Announced!

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When patrons arrive here at The Bennington they are greeted by our staff at the front desk, there they are given a ballot which allows them to vote on their favorite artwork in one or more of our galleries. We've been doing this for about 15 years and think it is a fun way to see what artwork our patrons are enjoying during their visit. Here are the winners of this years Viewer's Choice below:

Viewer's Choice Top Five: 

1.) Blake Conroy - Definition of Monoculture

2.) Carol Harrison - Greasing Old Joints

3.) Corey Pitkin - Treasures Within

4.) Kathleen Cencula - Gone Fishin' 

5.) Norma Jean Rollet - Fall at the Baldwin Pond

Viewer's Choice Top Five: 

The Hunters


1.) Dan Smith - Riverbank Refreshment

2.) Janet Tarjan Erl - Silently Watching

3.) A 3-Way tie!

- Kathy Goff - Kestral

- Greg Wilson - Jump! 

- Mary Taylor - Red Fox

Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures

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You can purchase Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures here at the Bennington Center for the Arts. If you see one you love and can't go home without while visiting our galleries simply let the front desk know and you can take it home with you that same day! We also ship, so if you don't have enough room in your vehicle or if you live far away we can pack them up and send them to you and it only takes about 2 weeks! 

Call us to order yours today! (802) 442-7158

Take a look at this video that was created to show the sculptures in motion.