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Bennington Museum offers free admission today

Bennington Museum offers free admission today

Bennington Museum offers free admission today
Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses (1860-1961), Bennington, 1945, Oil and tempera on Masonite.
Photographer: Courtesy of the Bennington Museum

The Bennington Museum is offering free admission on its community day Saturday. 

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events and activities include: 

  • Milk Benita, the museum "cow," will churn butter, and learn how to make Moses muffins from Grandma's own recipe book in demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Ken Gottry with Harry L. Moses present "Grandma Moses: Painter and grandma" at 11 a.m.  Grandma Moses was more than a world-famous primitive painter who met President Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt. She was the sparkling little lady who worked hard, had a quick mind, and loved her family. In this presentation, Ken Gottry shows both sides of Moses, the painter and the grandmother. Ken, in addition to being a local historian, married one of Grandma's great granddaughters so has an exhaustive collection of photos and many stories to share
  • See the Jerome Hill film "Grandma Moses" in the Ada Paresky Education Center at 1:30 and 4 p.m.

The Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington, Vermont, is home to the largest public collection of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961).  Better known as Grandma Moses, the artist was catapulted to international fame during the 1940s as the result of her charming, naïvely executed paintings of rural American farm life. 

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