Skiing at Bromley, Patsy Santo, 1967
March 2022
Bennington Museum Monthly
Dear Friends:

Bennington Museum is entrusted with the care of objects that help tell stories, encourage connection, and engender critical thinking for our visitors. Core to this mission is the preservation, protection, and meaningful interpretation of our collections. 

To that end, this winter the Museum began the renovation of many of our critical infrastructure systems, such as security, lighting, climate control, and internal technology. When kept in good working order, these often unnoticed, behind-the-scenes mechanics ensure the longevity of the objects, artworks, and archives in our care and allow this community trust to live on for decades to come.

Moving into the month of March, objects and exhibition areas will be rotated and refreshed while we mirror our systems investment with more public facing improvements. When we welcome you back in April, you will notice an expanded orientation lobby, updated Museum signage, and new and rejuvenated flooring in several of our galleries and the Paresky wing. 

All the while, we are still busy putting on top notch programs, both virtual and in-person, to keep you entertained and enlightened until we open our doors once more this spring.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

-Martin Mahoney
Executive Director
March Events
Friday &Saturday,
3/4 & 3/5
7pm to 8pm
A free outdoor installation of light, sound and movement, by Lumia composer George Stadnik, and sound composer Brian DeAngelo, and accompanied by musician Lee Paquin. Presented by the Vermont Arts Exchange. Fire pit and hot coco for sale, all ages!
Wednesday, 3/9
4pm - 6pm
At this special event for Monument Society Members enjoy a curator-led discussion on the changing downtown landscape, light apps, strong spirits, and good company...
Wednesday, 3/16
6pm - 7pm
Join this virtual discussion led by Jane Kallir to examine Moses’s ties to the local community, the evolution of the Moses gallery at the Bennington Museum, and her family’s role in promoting the artist.
Thursday, 3/17
1:30pm - 2:30pm
A free in-person event for preschoolers and their families. St. Patrick’s Day has us seeing green! We’ll look for all things green around the Museum, share favorite stories that feature the color green, and make glorious green collage artwork to bring home.

Museum ABCs is co-presentation with the Bennington Free Library.
Sunday, 3/20
2pm - 3pm
A free in-person lecture presented by the Bennington Historical Society, led by Howard Coffin. This talk includes scores of anecdotes about the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival.
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