Museum is free for the day
BENNINGTON- On Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 5 pm admission to the Bennington Museum is free for all visitors. Among the activities planned for the day is a visit by the Vermont Arts Exchange Art Bus from 12 to 4 pm where visitors can become creative with arts and crafts. Stepping into the museum, art and history are all around, and creative collisions can be found around almost every corner.
At 3 pm, the museum welcomes Vermont artist Edward Koren as he opens his exhibition “Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things” and recent prints and drawings by Koren will be on view through Sunday, September 9.
This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer’s show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Included in the selection of works are those featuring curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and classical architecture inspired by Koren’s reading of “The Sixth Extinction” by Berkshire County resident Elizabeth Kolbert. This reception is free and open to the public. For more information call (802) 447-1571 or visit www.benningtonmuseum.org.