Festival celebrates creativity of some regional artists
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Early Vermont, the museum’s newest exhibition, will place Nichols Goddard’s Musical Tall Case Clock as a centerpiece of the festival.
Early Vermont, the museum’s newest exhibition, will place Nichols Goddard’s Musical Tall Case Clock as a centerpiece of the festival.
BENNINGTON- Each year the Bennington Museum Festival draws its inspiration from one of the objects in the museum’s outstanding collection, and this year is no exception. For 2017, the annual festival of the season celebrates the creativity of a wide range of regional artists as they respond to Nichols Goddard’s Musical Tall Case Clock, ca. 1810, one of the centerpieces of the museum’s newest exhibition, Early Vermont. Few American clocks of the early 19th century are more sophisticated, mechanically complex or beautiful than this one. A set of 10 bells and hammers play seven tunes. The movement features a day of the month wheel and moon dial with a depiction of a burning ship. All this lends itself to wonderful interpretations such as collage art, paintings, woodwork, textiles, sculpture, and more.

Surprises will delight visitors in the galleries, as well as those who join us at the gala on December 1 and on family day on December 9. The exhibition is open through December 29. The original artwork created by the regional artists is available to own through a closed-bid auction taking place through December 28 at 4 pm. Stop in early and often at no charge to bid on that special gift while supporting the museum’s largest annual fundraiser.

Participating artists: Todd Bartel, Joe Chirchirillo, Katie Cleaver, Laura Christensen, Richard Criddle, Alisa Dworsky, Marcy Hermansader, Niki Haynes, Kristen Hoving, Jonathan Gitelson, Anima Katz, Paul Katz, Edward Koren, Tom Longtin, B. Lynch, Ursula C. McCarty, Angus McCullough, Jack Metzger, Mark Mulherrin, Michael Oatman, Derek Parker, W. David Powell, Rhonda Ratray, Deidre Scherer, Adam Tinkle, and Peter Thomashow.

The museum is located at 75 Main Street. Visit www.benningtonmuseum.org or call (802) 447-1571.
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