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Parks & Recreation
On view through December 31, 2022
Bennington Museum
Bennington, Vermont

“Parks & Recreation” explores the history and artistic depictions of Vermont’s state parks and other formally designated natural areas, such as the state forests, the Green Mountain National Forest, the Appalachian Trail/Long Trail which runs through it, and the role they’ve played in the helping to make year-round outdoor recreation-from skiing/snowboarding in the winter to hiking and fishing from spring through autumn, etc.- an integral aspect of the state’s identity in the public imagination.

Bennington Museum presents the Museum’s portion of the show in two parts. April 1 – November 6, 2022, will showcase the historical story of Parks and Recreation. July 2 – December 31, 2022, the Museum will open, in an adjacent gallery, contemporary works depicting Vermont’s State Parks.

[Image: Ken Rush (b. 1948), Frisbee at Emerald Lake, 2021. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist]