Today’s blog is a little different than usual. Instead of telling you about books I have read, I will tell you about books I want to read before and during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I am a big fan of the Macy Day Parade. I watch as much as I can and yes…..I still have […]
Halloween is Thursday but there is still time to get your Halloween books.A few that I think you’ll just sink your teeth into are the following: The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano and illustrated by Sophie Blackall Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover by Anne Marie Pace Dracula: Little Master Stoker (BabyLit Books) by […]
I was looking for books the other day to read. And one of my coworkers pointed outJane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt. The way she recommended it to me was: everyone on staff who has read this has loved it! High praise I thought. She went on to tell me a little about […]
Hollywood never has had much luck with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald never had much luck in Hollywood. The only film he ever got screen credit for scriptwriting was Frank Borzage’s 1938 wartime romance, Three Comrades. And, as if the injury done to Tender Is the Night and The Last Tycoon wasn’t bad enough, the […]
As summer winds down and gardens are put to bed for the fall and winter…lets have one last hurrah for gardens. Kristen Kladstrup has a great homage to gardens, magic and spunkiness with her latest novel Garden Princess. Princess Adela is not like other princesses. She is most happy digging in the dirt and planting […]
Along with Katharine Cornell, Rosemary Harris, Helen Hayes, Jessica Tandy and Laurette Taylor, Julie Harris was one of a handful of actresses who became as much a part of the American theater as greasepaint and follow spots. Harris died on August 24 at her home in West Chatham, Mass. She was 87. During her […]
E.D Applewhites chaotic life is about to become very crazy in Applewhites at Wits End by Stephanie Tolan. Her father decides their money troubles can be solved by turning their 16 acre home into a summer camp for artistic children. But when the adults are bigger kids then the campers, only 6 people sign up […]
We live in an age when vacuum-headed nonentities become celebrated simply by allowing their personal lives to be exploited on television and smeared over the front pages of every trashy tabloid in the country. Greta (“I want to be alone.”) Garbo would be more bewildering than fascinating to the public today. Why, for God’s sake, […]
Jenny and the gang are back with more adventures in Jasper Fforde The Song of the Quarkbeast The Chronicles of Kazam Book Two. The dragon “problem” is over, but now there are new ones for the Wizards of Kazam Mystical Arts Management to deal with. Magic sparking; a Kings useless brother; a King who makes […]
A few months ago the bookstore received and Advance Readers Copy of Simon Van Booy’s newest book, The Illusion of Separateness. Fights broke out among several booksellers and, by some miracle, I was the second bookseller to get ahold of it (I swear I never threw a single punch). I read it in one sitting, […]
Assembled to accompany Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, the vintage car advertisements in this exhibit span six decades, from 1920 to 1979. They were culled from general interest periodicals, such as Life, Time, and National Geographic, as well as magazines specializing in the auto industry, such as Car & Driver and Road & Track.
Patsy Santo (1893-1975), a Bennington resident for nearly sixty years, was one of many talented self-taught artists—Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses being the most famous—catapulted into the national spotlight in the late 1930s. This exhibition celebrates the recent gift to the museum of six of Santo’s paintings (four of them on view) by Tom and Jennifer Fels, nearly doubling the size of the museum’s collection of this important local artist’s work.
This selection of paintings by Patsy Santo is a well-rounded sampling of his professional career as an artist, both chronologically and in terms of subject matter.
Bennington Museum’s major exhibition of 2014 features the stunning work of two acknowledged masters of the portrait as art. Though separated by one hundred years, the portraits created by the 19th-century itinerant painter Erastus Salisbury Field and the 20th-century master Alice Neel have a remarkable resonance with one another. Examining the artists’ cultural, political and social milieus, as well as the subjects of their paintings and what painting meant to them personally, this exhibition reexamines the relationship between Modernism and its romantic notions of the “folk” in order to bring viewers to a more nuanced understanding of these great artists and their work. Field is represented in the museum's collection by nine portraits, all depicting sitters from Bennington County.
Artists from around the country and the world are invited to submit work to be included in our fifth annual fine art competition, this year juried by Brian Blood, Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club. $7,000 in awards will be given and the representational artwork will be on view and for sale at the Center through the fall.