Introduction to Gilled Mushrooms

Bennington Museum via zoom

Learning the gilled mushrooms is where the real challenge begins. Known as agarics, this group of fungi are diverse ecologically, chemically, and morphologically. The deadliest mushrooms are agarics and so are some of the best edible fungi. Join local mycologist, Sue Van Hook, to learn a framework for tackling gilled mushroom identification. She will share […]

$15 – $20

The Covered Bridges of Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum via zoom

Steve Miyamoto, vice president of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society, will share information about the purposes and construction of covered bridges, while focusing on the bridges depicted in paintings from the Bennington Museum collection. The paintings are currently on view as part of the People’s Choice exhibit.  

The Covered Bridges of Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum via zoom

Thurs., Sept 17th 7:00pm - 8:00pm Steve Miyamoto, vice president of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society , will share information about the purposes and construction of covered bridges, while focusing on the bridges depicted in paintings from the Bennington Museum collection. The paintings are currently on view as part of the People’s Choice exhibit. Steve Miyamoto […]

$7 – $10

Introduction to Wild Mushrooms – the top ten easy edibles

Bennington Museum via zoom

Sue Van Hook, local mycologist, will present the basic groups of macrofungi and teach you how to identify ten readily identifiable species that will keep your palate satisfied for years to come. While she would prefer showing you fungi in the flesh,  Sue will share her slides with you during this zoom meeting. The last […]

$15 – $20

Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop with Camille Guthrie

Bennington Museum via zoom

Join nationally recognized poet, Camille Guthrie, for an evening of reading and discussing ekphrastic poems. Ekphrasis is a classic genre, or a literary device, in which one medium of art describes another to define its essence and reveal its meaning. The first example of ekphrasis is the description of the shield of Achilles from Homer’s […]

$20 – $25

The Battle of Bennington

Bennington Museum via zoom

In the summer of 1777, an invading army under British General Burgoyne threatened to capture Albany and to isolate New England from the other rebellious colonies. Challenged by the logistics of continuing his advance, Burgoyne sent a detachment commanded by Lt. Col. Friedrich Baum to procure supplies in a newly independent Vermont. Expecting little in […]

Revealed: A Century of Women’s Underwear

Bennington Museum via zoom

A Zoom Lecture Presented by Callie Raspuzzi, Bennington Museum Collections Manager Unseen and unmentionable, underwear has always been an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe. From restricting corsets to expanding petticoats, women’s underwear was used to mold the body into a particular shape on which fashionable clothing could be exhibited. How underwear was manufactured changed […]

Grandma Moses: American Modern?

Bennington Museum via zoom

Wednesday July 22, 2020 1:00 pm Eastern Time This LIVE Zoom presentation is FREE for Bennington Museum Members Not-Yet-Member rate: $12 Not already a member? Become one today! So you think you know Grandma Moses? She’s that little old lady who began painting quaint pictures of country life in her mid-70s and went on to […]

A Tale of Two Paintings

Bennington Museum via zoom

Bennington Museum, 3 pm. Presentation by Don Trachte, Jr. shares the story behind the painting Breaking Home Ties. More info benningtonmuseum.org

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