Bennington Museum is home to the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world with a selection of her work always on view.
With the museum’s introduction of “Creative Collisions,” visitors discover works by Grandma Moses side-by-side with galleries of Military History and Contemporary Art, while Gilded Age Vermont can be found in close proximity to the ongoing Bennington Modernism exhibition. This gallery features works from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s created by a group of avant-garde artists working in and around Bennington leading the nation in artistic thought and innovation; Artists such as Paul Feeley, Jules Olitski, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Patricia Johanson, among others.
New to the Museum is the Early Vermont Gallery which presents life in Vermont from the time when the earliest European settlers arrived in 1761 with only the bare necessities to the early 1800s when Vermont craftsmen achieved a level of sophistication rivaling Boston and New York. This gallery showcases over 85 major pieces and smaller items from the Museum’s extensive historical collection of over 30,000 objects. Art, history, and innovation from the early days of Vermont to the present in the quintessential New England town of Bennington, Vermont.
The galleries are complemented by the Museum's Research Library, Hadwen Woods and George Aiken Wilflower Trail, and Museum Store offering unique and beautiful products made in Vermont by Vermont Artisans, many exhibition-related. On view June 27–November 3, 2020, Robert Frost, “At Present in Vermont.”
June through October:
- Open daily 10 am to 5 pm;
- Closed July 4
November through May:
- Open Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays)
- Closed month of January, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
- Closes at 1 pm on December 24 and 31.