Dear culture lovers, neighbors, friends,

As 2020 draws to a much anticipated close, please accept the thanks of everyone at Bennington Museum for your support during this year of transitions and challenges. Throughout the pandemic, the dedicated Board and staff have remained positive, flexing our creative muscles to find new ways to engage the public, while observing guidelines for the health and safety of our community and patrons.

Since I began as interim director in November, I have often been asked how Bennington Museum is doing. Bennington Museum is doing well, thanks to you, managing our limited resources and maintaining a working team that continues to provide outdoor community opportunities like the courtyard concerts and food this summer, engaging virtual programs such as the newly launched Art at Lunch series, and collaborative exhibits from Painting at Home with Grandma Moses to NBOSS at the Museum to Across the Street. We have faced this year with innovation, determination, and creativity, mastering Zoom, offering digital memberships, and embracing new technologies that make our offerings more easily accessible to our community online.

We are extremely grateful to the many Museum members who have renewed their memberships recently, often at higher levels, to our corporate sponsors who have joined our donor roll despite facing their own COVID-related hardships, to everyone who made a gift this year, as well as to those who gave again to the end of year match challenge. This amazing support has provided the resources we need to confidently seize the opportunities ahead.

Although closed January through March, we will continue to provide virtual programs and exhibitions as we prepare to launch the 2021 exhibition season. Please do not hesitate to send questions or comments about Bennington Museum and our plans for a bright and prosperous new year to ideas@benningtonmuseum.org. I would love to hear from you.

With best wishes,

David Pilachowski
Interim Executive Director