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Bennington College History Overview: Visual Arts
A guide to archival, print, and visual resources about Bennington College.
Latest Work of Feeley and Kessler. Loaned by Bennington College. June 15-30. Exhibition Listing
Brooklyn Museum Art School-Student Exhibit (Alvarez Belarmino, William H. Berkeley, Herbert D. Brown, Edmond Casarella, S. Alfio Cristina, Rolando Gutierrez, Murray Guzik, James Haseltine, Elnora E. Hauser, Larry Homar, Arthur Josephson, Hazel Lloyd, Rolando Lopez, William McNamara, Danny Pierce. Chris Ritter, Walter Rogalski, Charles Virga, Jane Winsberg-Haseltine, Harold Zussin). Fall
Art Faculty-Recent Works. September 11-September 24. 3rd Floor Commons. College Week
Exhibition From Art School of Brooklyn Museum. Loaned by Brooklyn Museum of Art School. October 2-November 16. Exhibition Listing
Ben Enwonwu-Painter & Sculptor. Carriage Barn Lounge. November 15.College Week
Harper's Ferry Exhibition. In connection with American Response to Crisis Lecture-Prints arranged by Katherine A. White. November 17-27. Exhibition Listing
Architectural Exhibit on Recreation Centers. Loaned by Raymond & Rado, Architects. November 28-December 12. Exhibition Listing
Bennington College Art Faculty & Others-Annual Overlea Inn Exhibit. December 5. College Week
The Armory Show-Arranged by Katherine White, Prints loaned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Photostatic copies of contemporary newspaper articles obtained f'rom Museum of Modern Art Library . April 3-14. College Week, Exhibition Listing
Art Faculty Exhibition (Holt, Shapiro, Feeley, H & S Moselsio) October17-14. Exhibition Listing
French Posters from Wittenborn and Company. Fall
Tibor De Nagy Group Exhibition (Robert Goodnough, Alfred Leslie, George Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, Harry Jackson, Pennerton West, Rene Bouche). November 3-November 17. Exhibition List
Nine Women Painters (Fannie Hillsmith, Hedda Sterne, Pennerton West, Linda Lindeberg, Perle Fine, Alice Trumbull Mason, Sonia Sekula, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell). March 20-April 2. Exhibition Program &Exhibition List
Soviet Avant-Garde Art (Stepan Chukhanov, Vasily Sorokin, Ivan Grishin, Trofim Nazarov, Vladimir Promyslov, Alexei Surovegin, Evgeny Vuchetich, Alexander Petkov, Andrei Startsev, Sergei Kalinychev, Viktor Osipenko, Ivan Grishin) . April. Exhibition List, Exhibition Listing
Eight Young Artists-Painting & Sculpture (Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Patricia Johanson, Douglas Ohlson, Walter Darby Bannard, Robert Huot, Antoni Milkowski, Terrence Syverson). NovemberExhibition Listing
Group Exhibition: Paintings without Supports (Manny Farber, Carole Haerer, Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman, Alan Shields, Richard Tuttle, Dorothea Rockburne) Carriage Barn Gallery. March 30-April 23. Exhibition List
Richard Haas-Pencils,Drawings & Prints. April 15-May 6. Barn Gallery. Exhibition List
Josephine Carson. The Shlepenhoven. Photo-Drama. Barn Gallery. October 6. College Week
Ed Smith: Sculpture and Drawings. November-December 1982
Group Show: New York to Bennington. Curated by Emily Sorkin. (Philjp Allen, Porfirio DiDonna, David DiSalvo, Al Held, Margrit Lewczuk, Myron Stout and Milton Resnick). March 15-March 31. Exhibition Catalogue & Press Release
Beyond the Monument (Siah Armajani, Andrea Blum, Scott Burton, Jackie Ferrara, Dan Flavin, Richard Fleischner, Red Grooms, Nancy Holt, Robert Irwin, Patricia Johanson, Mary Miss, Robert Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Jody Pinto, Martin Puryear, Jeffery Schiff) "Drawings, Blueprints, Photographs and Wall Texts of Eighteen Public Arts Projects". September 11-October 16. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Poster
Faculty Exhibition. "The disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Architecture, Printmaking, Drawing, and Photography will be represented by Pat Adams, Jane Aebersold, Barry Bartlett, Patrick Beale, Chris Duncan, Rochelle Feinstein, Peter Flaccus, Heidi Gluck, Aildrea Kahn, Marsha Pels, Neil Rappaport, Stanley Rosen, Sidney Tillim, Lee Tribe, and Philip Wofford." Usdan. September 29-October 16. College Week.
From The Collection: Select Works from the Bennington College Art Collection. Usdan. November 17- December 10. Catalog
Gentlemen Photographers: Loring Underwood and William Lyman Underwood. Usdan. March 15-April 7. Exhibition Invitation
Firing the Imagination. Artists and Architects Use Clay. Usdan. Brochure
New Faculty Exhibition (Peter Flaccus, Jane Kent, Sue Rees, Rudy Serra, Jonathan Weinberg). November 1-November 18. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation
Factory Series. Faculty members Tony Carruthers, Meg Cottam, Daniel Michaelson, Randall Neal, Barbara Roan, Sue Rees, and Susan Sgorbati created a sequence of pieces involving music, dance, sculpture, slides, and video and presented the work in Vermont factories. Included Sue Rees's sculpture "Device Patent No. 3711 - Mean Sun of the Cordon" described by Rees as "a sort of non-machine that creates nothing but uses time and space." Quadrille Winter 1998.
Soviet Poster Exhibition. 300 contemporary Soviet poster. Sponsored by Brown University. Quadrille Fall 1989.
Belief in Paint: 11 Contemporary Artists. Curator: Peter Flaccus. Eric Blum, Farrell Brickhouse, Louise Fishman, Gail Fitzgerald, David Hannah, John Lees, Eugene Leroy, Donald Mclaughlin, Katherine Porter, John Walker, and Kes Zapkus. Usdan. November 7 - December 15Exhibition Invitation
Light, Water, and the Times: Photographs in the Northeast c. 1870-1910 by Seneca Ray Stoddard, March 6-30, Exhibition Invitation
Transgressions in the White Cube: Territorial Mappings. Jessica Stockholder; Fred Wilson; Felix Gonzalez-Torres; Paula Hayes; Rirkrit Tiravanija; Bob Braine; Mark Dion; Cary Leibowitz; Candyass; Sean Landers; Jon Tower; Renee Green; Mike Kelley; Julia Scher; Kate Ericson; Mel Ziegler; Joshua Decter. November 17 - December 16, 1992 Exhibition CatalogueInvitation & College Week
Faculty Exhibition (Pat Adams, Jane Aebersold, Barry Bartlett, Patrick Beale, Thomas Daniel, Joshua Decter, Rochelle Feinstein, Stephenie Hollyman, Jane Kent, Robert Kozma, Neil Rappaport, Sue Rees, Amy Sillman, Dean Snyder, Alastair Standing, Sidney Tillim, Philip Wofford) March 9-April 2. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation
The Green Mountain Boys: Caro,, Feeley, Noland, and Olitski at Bennington in the 1960s. André Emmerich Gallery, New York, January 8–February 28, 1998; Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, March 10–April 4. Poster
The American West: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Carl Watkins. Usdan. September 10 - October 2, 2003 Poster
Empathies, Connections, Triggers: Bennington Faculty. Show October 21 - November 16, 2003 Poster
Thin. An exhibition of international artists: Irit Batsry, Omer Fast, A Constructed World, and Chrysanne Stathacos. Curators: Rina Banerjee and Maxine Henryson. Usdan. March 23 to April 18. The opening March 23, 2004, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Press Release
CAST AROUND, Yoko Inoue. Working in collaboration with students in the Ceramics Installation Exhibition class. December.
Faculty Exhibition. Usdan. September 17-October 17
"Heroes" Curated by Giorgio Handman '99. Artists participating in the show are: Kendel Bennet, Rachel Blackwell, Giorgio Handman, Kathe Izzo, Liz N Val, Katie Mckay, Jonathan Osofsky, Sunny Suites, Nick Zedd, Paul Zone. Usdan. Oct 28-Nov 28.
"Bennington Collects Bennington" Curators: Andrew Spence and Edward Ubell '09. Usdan. March 4-28
"Print Exchange" Curated by Thorsten Dennerline. Features work by 20 artists who were each asked to produce 20 prints in exchange for a set of prints containing one piece from each artist. Usdan. March 4-28
"A Work in Progress: How an Exhibition is Made" Dan Cameron installation series. Artist:Tony Feher, Jason Middlebrook, Ted Riederer. Usdan. April 6-May 3.
"Anandwan" An exhibition of photographs taken by Noryang Yeshi '11 at a leprosy clinic in central India. Barn East Gallery. April 27 - May 10
Senior Show 2009. Usdan. May 13 - June 6, 2009
"Form is a Verb : The VAPA Technician Show." Jon Barber, Jake Meginsky, Preston Noon, Sarah Pike, Jesse Potts, Sally Richardson, John Umphlett. Usdan. September 16 - October 16.
"Heavy Papers" Michael Krueger. Usdan. October 28 - December 4. Poster
Marina Zurkow-Crossing the Waters. Usdan. March 2 - 27. Poster
A Work in Progress: TRIM by Ellie Murphy. Usdan. April 8 - May 4.
Senior Show 2010. Usdan. May 11 - June 5, 2010.
Faculty Show. Usdan. Sept 16- October 16.
Student Fall Fashion Show. Commons. Dec 12. Poster
Jessica Stockholder Prints and Sculpture. Usdan. October 19 - Nov 19.
FROM HERE TO THERE. Derek Cracco. Usdan. March 1 - 25, 2011. Poster
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven. Usdan. April 5 - 29, 2011
Senior Show 2011. Usdan. May 19 - June 4, 2011
Rico Gatson "History Lessions". Usdan. September 13 - October 15, 2011. College Week
John Umphlett. Performance/Installation. CAPA Opening Celebration. September 29-October 1. Poster
Beyond Spheres/Meditations on Thoreau. Koichiro Kurita and Carl Fudge. Exhibition of prints and paintings. Usdan. March 6-April 2. College Week, Announcement
Taeyoon Choi, Jon Cohrs, Mary Mattingly. Resistance and Resilience: Few Possible Futures for Living with Water. Usdan. April 12 - May 5, 2012
Usdan. April 12 - May 5, 2012
Senior Show. Usdan. May 15 - June 2, 2012
Cynthia Weber. "Uniting States of American"A series of films, photographs, and textual vignettes from Weber’s coverage of post-9/11 America and of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Usdan. September - October 9. College Week
Products of our Environment: Students in Usdan. December 4-December 11. College Week
"Middle Falls" Linda Matalon. Linda is a second-generation Post-Minimalist. November 13-November 30. Usdan. College Week, Announcement
Kristin Lucas and Joe McKay | Kevin Alter. Usdan. April 9 - May 10.
Senior Show. Usdan. May 21- June 1. College Week.
John Umphlett. Evolving Resolution. Usdan. October 29 – November 28, 2013.College Week
Tom Brennan – Collecting Shadows. Usdan. February - March 2014.
Uncanny Spaces. Maddy Rosenberg (Curator). Usdan. April - May 2014.
Abstraction: Modernist Masters From the Bennington Collection. Usdan. July 2 – September 3, 2014.
Slipped Gears (Nick Hornby, Joon Oluchi Lee, Kristin Lucas, Rosa Menkman, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Katie Torn, Matias Viegener, and the collaborative duo of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy). Usdan. September 16 – October 16, 2014 Poster and Exhibition catalog, Article
Ungoverned Spaces. Noah Coburn, Gregory Thielker. Usdan. October 28 – December 16, 2014.
Animated Worlds of Chris Sullivan. Usdan. March 3 – 31, 2015
Meat, Chapter 3: The Maggots Will Find You. Usdan. April 21 – May 12, 2015
IF NOT NOW WHEN, Senior Show 2015. Usdan.
Dan Shapiro: Bennington and Beyond. Usdan. June 17 – August 30, 2015
Charles Smith "In connection with the exhibit of Mr. Smith's work now on display in the Lounge of the Carriage Barn, he will demonstrate the process by which these monotypes were done." October 22. Carriage Barn. College Week
Baroness Hilla von Rebay, curator of the Guggenheim art collection. Talk related to exhibition of non-objective paintings on loan from the Guggenheim. Carriage Barn Gallery. October 29. College Week, Documents
Panel Discussion of Bard College and Bennington College Art Students. November 18 College Week
Thomas Whittemore. The Work of Byzantine Institute in St. Sophia, Istanbul. June 8. Documents
Russian Architecture-Building in USSR. Loaned by Miss Mary Marcus-National council of American-Soviet Friendship. Exhibit & Lecture. Elsa Gidoni & Hans Blumenfeld - Lecturers. June 21-July 3. Exhibition Listing, Documents
Helmut Hungerland. Aessthetics and Societal Art Criticism. November 4. Documents
Alexander Dorner "Art History as it Illustrates Mental Evolution" Social Science Workshop. November 7 College Week
Meyer Schapiro "Armory Show, an Exhibit of Modern European Art in 1913 in New York" April 2. Carriage Barn. Newspaper Article pg. 3
Mildred M. Landis "How Art Education Can Strengthen our Democratic Way of Life" June 8 Barn 1. College Week
Paul Boepple and Alexander Dorner "Comparative Analysis of Early Christian Medieval and Renaissance Music" community invitation to a lecture in the Language of Visual Arts course. June 11. Carriage Barn. College Week
Albert Mayer architect, discussing the economic problems confronting India's post-independence rural planning. Sept 24 Student newspaper
S. Lane Faison, Jr.-Illustrated Lecture on Bavarian Baroque. April 28. Barn 1.College Week
Art Film Screenings "Room Studies #1 and #3" "The Idea" "Round Trip in Modern Art: Toccata Manhatta" "Wooden Faces of Totonicapan" May 28 Barn 1. College Week
Xanti Schawinsky "will give an illustrated talk in the Theatre and will read his script of a dramatization dealing with color, space, time and sound, as related to architecture, language, music and illusion." May 30. Theatre. College Week
Alexander Dorner "Future of Art Today." June 6. Barn 1. College Week
Clement Greenberg "Modern Art" November 17. Carriage Barn Lounge.College Week
Lois Lord, visting the Seminar and Workshop in Art Teaching course. Open invitation for others to join. April 29 College Week
Art Seminar by Harvey Fite to accompany sculpture exhibition. 5:00 pm November 8. College Week
Screening of film The Titan: the Story of Michelangelo. Carriage Barn. March 26. College Week
Screening of documentary film Maya Through the Ages about Mayan art. Barn 1. April 27. College Week
David Alfaro Siqueiros. Black and White Lithographs. At the opening, Tuesday eight-thirty p. m. September twenty-third, selections from the text will be read bi-lingually by the translator, Ben Belitt, and Ulises Picco. September 23-October 5. Exhibition InvitationCalendar of Events
George Sugarman. Slides. Visiting Artist Program. Barn 1. April 19. Minutes, Minutes
Sol LeWitt. Execute a Wall Drawing. Visiting Artist Program. Art Division Minutes. May 5. Minutes, Minutes
David Weinrib discussing his current sculptural and architectural projects. Usdan. October 18. Quadrille, fall 1972.
"Clay Week" Speakers/Demonstrators: Fred Bauer, Wayne Higby, and Biz Littell. Nov 7-14. Quadrille, fall 1972.
To celebrate the opening of Robert Motherwell's "A la Pintura," exhibition, faculty members Ben Belitt and Eduardo Gonzalez gave a bilingual reading of the Rafael Alberti poem "A la Pintura." Usdan Gallery. May 1. Exhibition Article
David Weinrib, architectural projects. Dickinson. Nov 8. Quadrille vol. 7 no. 2
Bill Bollinger, tour and talk about exhibition of his work. Usdan Gallery Nov 7 College Week
James Ackerman "Palladio" Barn. Nov 21. Quadrille vol. 7 no. 2
Hadley Lectures in Art Criticism. Spring term. Quadrille fall 1974.
Sidney Tillim "Introduction to the Hadley Lectures series"
Walter Darby Bannard "Art Quality and the Formalist Controversy"
Bruce Boice "Busby and Bullfighting"
Douglas Davis "What is Scale? Notes Toward an Answer.
Allan Kaprow "Formalism: Flogging a Dead Horse"
Rosalind Krauss "Some Perspectives on the Modernist Space"
Carol Bolsey '69, Liz Caspari '74, Blair Cook '75 "Careers in Visual Arts" VAPA Galleria. Fall term. Quadrille Vol. 12 No. 3
Tony Vidler "Note on the Heiroglyph: Language, Writing and Architecture." Nov 20. Quadrille Vol. 12 No. 3
Sam Wagstaff. Nov 21. Quadrille Vol. 12 No. 3
Carol Bolsey '69, Liz Caspari '74, Blair Cook '75 "Careers in Visual Arts" VAPA Galleria. Fall term. Quadrille Vol. 12 No. 3
Arnold Hinton Photography Exhibition and Lecture. Carriage Barn 7:30 pm May 1. Poster
Edgar Tafel. The Frank Lloyd Wright I Knew. Tishman. November 3. Press Release
Indonesian Cultural Festival. Demonstrations and Lectures. March 25. Press Release
Rudy Burkhardt. Lectureand film screenings. The films are "The Aviary" with Joseph CornelI, Alex Katz painting, Default Averted, Caterpillar, and Mobile Houses. 8:00 pm Barn 1. April 6-7. Burkhardt will be on campus on April 6 and 7 tosee students in the Art Division. College Week. Poster
Richard Artschwager. Sculpture. Barn 1. April 20-21.Poster
Judy Moonelis. Ceramic Sculptor. Tishman. May 9. College Week
Robert Farris Thompson. Indelibly Black: Kongo Influence on American Civilization. October 28, 1986 (in conjunction with exhibition "Selections From The Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection of African Art") Exhibition Catalogue, College Week
Richard E. Mock. Painter and Printmaker. Barn 1. November 4. College Week
Berenice Reynaud and Katherine Dieckmann, New York film critics. November 21. Poster
Tulay Baytug. Sculptures. December 1 - December 12. Gallery. College Week
Jerome Liebling. Photographer. April 1. Barn 1. College Week
Dr. Malcolm Cooper. In the Mind's Eye: Imaging in Science and Art. April 20. Barn 1. College Week
Walter Rosenblum. Photographer, Writer, Teacher. April 21. Barn 1. College Week
Helmut Weihsmann-Avant-Garde Film Design vs. Modern Architecture. September 26. Barn 1. College Week
Another Way of Looking: Photographs by Amy Arbus. November 27-December 14. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation
Stephen Frailey '79-In Pursuit of Memory (Ten Years of Picture Making). March 26. Martha Hill Dance Workshop. College Week
Anna Beth Rosen - Ceramicist, lecture and slide presentation on her own work. April 3. Barn 1. College Week
Artists in the Hybrid Abstraction exhibition in Usdan Gallery will show slides of work and participate in a panel discussion moderated by visual arts faculty member Joshua Decter. May 14. Tishman. College Week
Olivia Parker, the 1991 Carolyn Crossett Rowland Visiting Photographer, slide talk. May 22. Barn 1. College Week
David Reed "Media Baptism" April 7 Barn 1 7:30 pm. College Week
Guerrilla Girls "Meet the Guerrilla Girls," September 22, at 8:00 p.m. in Martha Hill College Week
Philip Wofford "Poems (not only about painting) by a Painter" October 13. Usdan Gallery. College Week
Randall Schmidt - Painter. November 10. Barn 1. College Week
Lois Nesbitt - talk about issues raised in Usdan Gallery exhibition "Transgressions in the White Cube: Territorial Mappings" December 8. Barn 1. College Week
Robin Evans "Projection: from Raphael to Scharoun" December 15. Barn 1. College Week
Nicholas Fox Weber, executive director of the Josef Albers Foundation, gave a lecture in conjunction with the Albers exhibition which was drawn from the Foundation's collection. Quadrille Winter 1994. Poster
Peter Schjeldahl "The Future of Beauty" the inaugural Adams Tillim Lecture. Quadrille vol. 25 no. 2. Poster
Robert Storr. What Not to Expect of Political Art. Second Annual Adams/Tillim Lecture. May 26. Poster
Sidney Tillim. You Can't Get There From Here. Tishman. May 31. Poster
"All Live Grrrl Art Review" featuring art by Bennington women followed by an evening of readings and performances. Sponsored by Bennington College's Women's Issues Study Group. Quadrille Spring 1994.
Barry Bartlett "A Dialouge in Ceramics" Quadrille Spring 1994.
Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA. November 3 – 7:30pm. Tishman
A Talk with Meredith Monk. Art as Spiritual Practice. March 2. Greenwall. Poster
ShalalaeJamil '01. Visual Arts Lecture Series. Tishman. March 9. Poster
Nick Tobier, participant-observer of street life and the social life of public places. March 23. 7:30pm, Tishman. Poster. Poster
Carl Fudge, uses digital technology to open geometric patterns of lines and planes of striking color. April 6. 7:30pm, Tishman. Poster
John Lovett and Alessandro Codagnone. Visual Arts Lecture Series. Tishman. April 20. Poster
Mingmei Yip. The Aaesthetic of Chinese Art, Music and Culture - Lecture and Demonstration. Barn 100. April 21. Poster
Ellie Murphy, TRIM is an exhibition featuring installations by artist Ellie Murphy. Murphy will be in residence working in the Usdan gallery over a period of three weeks to develop a series of new works. Following the opening at 6:00pm Murphy will give a lecture at 7:30 April 27. Tishman
John Lovett and Alessandro Codagnone, explore power relations in their work through explicit cultural, and often sexual practices. April 20 – 7:30pm, Tishman
The Bennington College Visual Arts Lecture Series Fall 2018, Trans Visualities: Crossings, Counter-Narratives, Collaborations addresses visual art's ongoing need for varied perspectives and brave new forms of border-crossing and representation. Tishman Lecture Hall on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 PM.
Torkwase Dyson. September 18
Lauren Ruffin. September 25
Mario Gooden. October 9
Tan Ping Ping. October 23
Elle Perez. November 6
Dr. Juana Maria Rodriquez. December 4
Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art. Tishman. November 19. Press Release
The Bennington College Visual Arts Lecture Series Spring 2019, Trans Visualities: Crossings, Counter-Narratives, Collaborations addresses visual art's ongoing need for varied perspectives and brave new forms of border-crossing and representation. Tishman Lecture Hall on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 PM. Press Release
Chitra Ganesh. (Adams-Tillim Lecture) March 5.
Monica Bravo. March 26.
Cyle Metzger, '08. April 2.
Vincent Valdez. April 16.
Candice Hopkins. April 30.
Clyde Petersen. May 14.
Lauren Halsey. May 21.
Clifford S. Ackley. Photography and Contemporary Printmaking: Some Observations. Carolyn Crossett Rowland Visiting Lecturer. Tuesday, October 19. Poster
"In the entire artistic process which consists of creation, of the work of art, projection of it, reception and finally re-creation, we concerned ourselves mainly with projection and reception, even though Mr. Fowlie and Mr. Clarke touched on the limitations of creation and Mr. Gray, on those of recreation. Mr. Luening elaborated the physical limitations of projection through the imperfection of the media and Mrs. Hirsch showed the spiritual limitations through the historical cliche..."
The Art that Pays was a series of discussions held at Bennington College in April and May of 1936. The intent of the series was to analyze contemporary popular arts "which have developed from the modern methods of machine reproduction and the resulting cheap, widespread distribution through such agencies as the movies, the radio and the power press...these arts will inevitably seen in comparison with the great or classic traditional art in each field and with the experimental contemporary forms discussed four years ago" in the 1933 symposium on Modernism in the Arts.