Sunday, August 19, 2018

August Newsletter- Museums in Southern VT & surrounding area

Southern Vermont & surrounding area Museums
We hope you enjoy our list of museums in Southern Vermont & Western Massachusetts. We have arranged the list by proximity to the inn.

Deerfield Valley
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum fosters an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition and educational activities. The museum displays one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits.
Open Year round 7 days a week 10:00am to 4:00pm

West River Railroad Museum
The museum is located on the main street (Route 30) in Newfane, one of the most beautiful villages in Vermont and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two floors of exhibition space display impressive examples of Vermont furniture, folk art, early portraits and Civil War artifacts. Local favorites are the story of the highwayman “Thunderbolt” and the history of the West River Railroad. 
Saturdays and Sundays from Noon – 5:00 PM. (Also by appointment.)


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) is an independent, non-collecting, contemporary art museum, whose mission is to present art and ideas in ways that inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages. BMAC’s frequently changing exhibits, education programs, and public events seek to reflect and enhance the cultural richness of the communities we serve. 
The galleries are open every day except Tuesdays, 11-5


Robert Frost Stone House Museum
The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is a literary landmark located only minutes away from Frost's gravesite in Bennington. The house, built circa 1769, was considered historic even before the Frost period. It is a rare example of colonial architecture made of native stone and timber, and has changed little since Frost's time. The house sits on seven acres and still retains some of Frost's original apple trees. 
June-October: Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Bennington Museum
The Bennington Museum is about the creativity of southern Vermont, eastern New York State, northwestern Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire in all its forms, from the 18th century to the present. By connecting you with real objects of art and history, and by challenging you with complex ideas, the museum excites your imagination, inspires innovation, and brings delight.
June through October- 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm
February through May, November and December
Thursday through Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm

Museum of Dog
A Tribute to Dogs Everywhere
Mon – Sat : 10am to 7pm
Sun : 12pm – 6pm
Western Massachusetts

The Clark
The collection of the Clark features European and American paintingssculptureprintsdrawingsphotographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. 
Open Tues–Sun 10 am–5 pm

Williams College Collection
WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects
Open every day 10 am to 5 pm.
Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm.

Mass MoCA
MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification.
10am—6pm Sundays—Wednesdays
10am—7pm Thursdays—Saturdays

Berkshire Art Museum
The Berkshire Art Museum’s mission is to showcase engaging contemporary art through rotating exhibitions as well as to preserve and examine five decades of artwork by Eric Rudd in the museum’s permanent collection. Rescuing two historic former churches, the Berkshire Art Museum exemplifies the adaptive reuse of architectural space for cultural purposes. 
12pm-5pm, closed Monday & Tuesday

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