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Exhibition – Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont

June 29

Exhibition – Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont
June 29 – November 3

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont commemorates the 50th anniversary of the last year in the 1960s decade which witnessed the world renowned Woodstock Music Festival beginning on August 15, 1969. This exhibition examines the tumultuous decade that brought about so much change in the nation as a whole and which helped define the Vermont of today.

The 1960s were a decade filled with revolutionary change in America, and Vermont was not untouched. This was a period of dramatic, paradigmatic shifts in the social, political, and cultural identity of the Green Mountains: the construction of an interstate highway system brought flatlanders into Vermont in droves; the state’s politics shifted from a 100+ year Republican reign to a more balanced alternating between Republican and Democratic politicians, and an attendant openness to progressive ideologies took root; a group of artists in and around Bennington College led the country in their exploration of the possibilities of abstraction; and the counterculture movement, including anti-war protests and an influx of back-to-the-landers, shifted the cultural landscape of the state forever.

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June 29
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Bennington Museum, 75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201, USA
2 Main St United States + Google Map