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Bennington, Vermont, 05201
United States

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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.

The Bennington

 

 

The Laumeister Collection at The Bennington

The Bennington

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

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