Two Incredible Exhibits Now on View at the Bennington Museum

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Bennington Museum will offer free admission to attendees of the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival on August 2, 3, and 4 with the presentation of a Festival pass!

Now on view at the Bennington Museum:

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont 

Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

Fields of Change exhibit at the Bennington Musem

Through November 3 – Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont explores a complex time that has come to define Vermont as it is today. The 1960s were a decade of dramatic, paradigmatic shifts in the social, political, and cultural identity of Vermont.

Through December 30 – Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism explores the time when Bennington College served as a rural epicenter for artists who were pushing the possibilities of abstraction in pared-down, color-based works that have come to be known collectively as Color Field. Among the artists are Anthony Caro, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski.

Come to the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival at Camelot Village Craft Center, then take your ticket to the Bennington Museum for free admission!

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra At Bennington Arts Weekend

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Bennington Arts Weekend is an annual celebration of the Arts taking place on the first weekend in August. Anchor events for this weekend include the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival (August 2-4) and the Southern Vermont Home-brew Festival (August 3). On the evening of Saturday, August 3, as a showcase event for the weekend, the Better Bennington Corporation and the Bennington Area Arts Council (BAAC) will present a free concert in the downtown Masonic Hall (504 Main Street) at 7pm. Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra formed in October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY. This 12 piece award-winning ensemble plays hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers, and events annually, taking audiences by storm with their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bombastic, plena, and Latin jazz.

Thanks to underwriting support from the Town of Bennington, as well as the support of our generous business sponsors – Bennington Potters, John Cohen Law Offices, and MSK Engineering and Design – the BAAC is pleased to announce that this concert will be free and open to the public.

Alix Jones, BAAC President, explains: “Having accessible art and entertainment directly in our town center is a key part of the Bennington Cultural Plan. Our job is to bring this plan to fruition, bring the party to the people who live here, and finally, to bring new people to the town. This is a great start.”

For more information about the BAAC, visit benningtonartscouncil.org.