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Vincent Longo, "Yantra II," 1965, Etching in red ink - 15 inches x 18 inches; Bennington Museum Collection

BENNINGTON >> Celebrate Community Day on Feb. 6 at the Bennington Museum when admission is free for everyone. Explore the permanent, as well as the changing exhibitions of art, history and innovation.

"Continuing to engage and transform our visitors by connecting them with the region's diverse arts, rich history, and culture of innovation, we are excited about the line-up of exhibitions scheduled for 2016," states executive director of Bennington Museum, Robert Wolterstorff.

The museum's Works on Paper Gallery opens with Centers, Circles, Squares, Grids, works by Vincent Longo, who is said to be the first abstract expressionist printmaker and was a leader at Bennington College's art department from 1957-1967. Jen Morris opens the 2016 Regional Artist exhibitions with Marble, photographs which contribute to an ongoing dialogue regarding industrialization and deindustrialization, globalization of the marble market, permanent structural changes to a landscape, and the use of a limited resource.


On view through March 13 is the Annual Student Art Show bringing artwork of the region's elementary, middle and high school students to the museum in a display ranging from whimsical projects by the young students to more advanced work of older students. Arranged by theme based on what students learn through their art education. Examples include art around the world, famous artists, types of art, and so much more. Visitors can also explore the artistic development of children. Ceramic works complement the paper sculptures, collages, pastels, photographs and pen and ink drawings on view.