75 Main St
Bennington, VT 05201
This year the annual festival of the season celebrates the creativity of wide range of artists as they respond to the works of Nichols Goddard’s Musical Clock, c. 1810. Few American clocks of the early nineteenth century are more sophisticated, mechanically complex, or beautiful than this one. A set of ten bells and hammers play seven tunes. The movement features a day of the month wheel and moon dial with a depiction of a burning ship. All this lends itself to wonderful interpretations such as collage art, paintings, woodwork, textiles, sculpture, and more. Surprises will delight visitors in the galleries, as well as those who join us at the Gala on December 1 and on Family Day on December 9.