A trip west on Route 9 last weekend, a drive through Bennington for my 251 Project, and a stop at the Museum there – located in a native stone building from 1855 – formerly a church.
In addition to permanent Vermont art and history collections and changing exhibits – the Bennington Museum houses the wonderful Granma Moses Gallery – home to the largest public collection of paintings by the remarkable Anna May Robertson Moses (1860-1961). Known as Granma Moses, one of America’s most noted folk artists, she began painting in her seventies and created thousands of works of art by the time of her death at age 101. For an account of her amazing fairy tale, click here.
Next visit I look forward to exploring more of the galleries and exhibits – and the work-in-progress native Wildflower Trail being developed in the woods outside the museum.