First Friday at the Bennington Museum
Every First Friday at the Bennington Museum is Pay-What-You-Wish after 5 p.m. On September 2, celebrate the birthday of Anna Mary Robertson ‘Grandma’ Moses with a slice of birthday cake and at 5:30 p.m., and a guided tour of the Moses Gallery with director of Public Programs, Deana Mallory. Learn about this fascinating self-taught artist and enjoy the recently installed Grandma Moses gallery of paintings, including a number of works from ‘The Night Before Christmas,’ series among others, some never on view before. At 6:30 p.m., join independent critic and scholar of American Modernism, Karen Wilkin, and Bennington Museum curator Jamie Franklin for a conversation about Milton Avery and his work. Both Wilkin and Franklin have written extensive essays on Avery for the catalogue which accompanies ‘Milton Avery’s Vermont,’ on view at the museum through November 6. The two will share their insights on this great American modernist and the work he created based upon his summers spent in southern Vermont from 1935 to 1943. While at the museum, don’t forget to spend time in the Works on Paper Gallery featuring ‘Duane Michals: Photographs from the Floating World’ and in the Regional Artists’ Gallery to see Mark Barry’s ‘Something About Summer.’ Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street/Route 9, Bennington. Visit benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.