Preparations Underway for Gala at Bennington Museum
Decorating at the Bennington Museum is underway for the Museum’s most anticipated and celebrated fundraiser of the year. ‘The Festival: Reimagining Grandma Moses’ celebrates a joint exhibition of Moses’ work with the Shelburne Museum, which will be on view at the Bennington Museum during the summer of 2017. The annual festival of the season showcases the innovation and creativity of 27 regional artists who have reimagined, reinterpreted or responded to the work of Grandma Moses. Their artwork explores the power of memory, place, tradition and change, open Friday, November 25, to December 30. Works will be available in a closed-bid auction. The theme carries into the most anticipated celebration of the season, the Bennington Museum Gala, on Saturday, December 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. Put on your most festive attire and join the Museum for delectable bites, a cash bar, dancing to music by Jeff McRae and Friends, and spirited bidding on unique and diverse items in the silent auction. Free childcare on site will be offered, but space is limited. Tickets for the Gala are $100 per person, or $175 for a Gala Benefactor. They may be purchased by calling the museum at 802-447-1571 extension 204. Many items have been generously donated for the silent auction and include wine from private collections, an oil painting by Harry Orlyk, craft brews, a tour and tasting for six at Spirits of Old Bennington, a sculpture by Rita Dee, memberships to Images Theater in Williamstown, Mass., yoga classes, a behind-the-scenes tour of Bennington Museum and more – just a few of the over 40 items available to bid on. Stop in early and often at no charge to bid on that special gift while supporting the museum’s largest annual fundraiser. The museum is located at 75 Main Street/Route 9, Bennington. Visit benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571.