A quick glimpse of Bennington - all of its seasons and buildings!

Made for those who cannot visit in person.

There are some places that look good in pictures but even better in person. Music librarian Susan Reiss is taking full advantage of all her in person, on campus time and sharing it with us to share with you. Enjoy the view.

the24hourcampus:

A Unique Thing - Christopher Larsen made an ice cream maker out of almost completely repurposed and reused machine parts!  

"At Bennington there is an abundance of show-stopping, unusual and individual work. It adorns the campus from hallways to walkways, from classrooms to workshops, student centers to rooms. Here is a glimpse of what we encounter and the brief story behind the work."

The last year has been exceptionally good to Bennington writers, including MFA writer-in-residence Bob Shacochis, who was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for his latest novel, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. Shacochis’s work is largely influenced by his adolescence and experiences growing up; in an interview with the Washington Post, he asks with the spirit of every Bennington student pursuing an inquiry: 


“How could I grow up where I did, and when I did, and not become a writer obsessed by the dynamics of politics and power and, ultimately, peace, after being an eyewitness to such a continuous waste of the nation’s treasure and blood, and our soul as a nation outcast into a wilderness of fear? ”  

Read more about Shacochis on our website. 
The last year has been exceptionally good to Bennington writers, including MFA writer-in-residence Bob Shacochis, who was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for his latest novel, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul. Shacochis’s work is largely influenced by his adolescence and experiences growing up; in an interview with the Washington Post, he asks with the spirit of every Bennington student pursuing an inquiry: 
“How could I grow up where I did, and when I did, and not become a writer obsessed by the dynamics of politics and power and, ultimately, peace, after being an eyewitness to such a continuous waste of the nation’s treasure and blood, and our soul as a nation outcast into a wilderness of fear? ”  
Read more about Shacochis on our website
Backstage Magazine recently mentioned Bennington as one of 10 schools to “kickstart” your theatre career, saying it “remains a favorite among aspiring theater-makers who prefer rigorous dramatic training in a rural environment.” We’re not surprised - the lights are always on in VAPA, where theater students bring their work to life. 
 
P.S.: Check out some photos of [title of show], the student production that premiered last weekend, directed by Chris DeFilipp ‘15. Link

Photo Credit: Abby Mahler ‘16
Backstage Magazine recently mentioned Bennington as one of 10 schools to “kickstart” your theatre career, saying it “remains a favorite among aspiring theater-makers who prefer rigorous dramatic training in a rural environment.” We’re not surprised - the lights are always on in VAPA, where theater students bring their work to life. 
 
P.S.: Check out some photos of [title of show], the student production that premiered last weekend, directed by Chris DeFilipp ‘15. Link
Photo Credit: Abby Mahler ‘16
Time for a Friday afternoon dance break.
Faculty member David Baron performed piano, organ, and saxophone—and arranged those parts—for Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass. He was one of two musicians, besides Meghan, on the song.

Time for a Friday afternoon dance break.

Faculty member David Baron performed piano, organ, and saxophone—and arranged those parts—for Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass. He was one of two musicians, besides Meghan, on the song.

Faculty, students, and alumni collaborate to support freedom of expression in Belarus.

Music Faculty Susie Ibarra leads a hit down by the pond.

Faculty member Jon Isherwood’s work will be included in Songzhuang International Art Exposition: “Critical Connections: Exhibition of International Contemporary Art,” which opens this week in MoCA Beijing.
“Critical Connections” is curated by Michael Suh and Gertrud Aeschlimann and co-organized by Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum and art-st-urban Contemporary Museum. It is a brand-new practice within the frame of the project of “vibrARTion: Chinese contemporary art goes global.”

Faculty member Jon Isherwood’s work will be included in Songzhuang International Art Exposition: Critical Connections: Exhibition of International Contemporary Art,” which opens this week in MoCA Beijing.

“Critical Connections” is curated by Michael Suh and Gertrud Aeschlimann and co-organized by Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum and art-st-urban Contemporary Museum. It is a brand-new practice within the frame of the project of “vibrARTion: Chinese contemporary art goes global.”

Today, Bennington introduced a new application option for prospective students. The Dimensional Application invites prospective students to make deliberate and thoughtful choices—without prompts or limits—about how they demonstrate a record of academic achievement, a capacity for growth, contributions to their classrooms and communities, and the ability to articulate original ideas or insights. The body of work a student assembles will be reviewed by a committee of alumni and faculty doing groundbreaking work in their fields. For more information, follow this link.

Today, Bennington introduced a new application option for prospective students. The Dimensional Application invites prospective students to make deliberate and thoughtful choices—without prompts or limits—about how they demonstrate a record of academic achievement, a capacity for growth, contributions to their classrooms and communities, and the ability to articulate original ideas or insights. The body of work a student assembles will be reviewed by a committee of alumni and faculty doing groundbreaking work in their fields. For more information, follow this link.

A view of the historic #peoplesclimate march as seen by Bennington students.

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So roughly 44 students & professors from Bennington College went to the People’s Climate March in NYC yesterday. Here’s what it looked like:

accumulatio-artemis:

bonfire at the end of the world

accumulatio-artemis:

bonfire at the end of the world

Just one more thing today on faculty member Allen Shawn. This one, a conversation with his brother Wallace Shawn where they discuss Leonard Bernstein in a video advance of Shawn’s upcoming biography, Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician. We dare you not to read the book after watching this interview.

Faculty member Allen Shawn speaks to Tablet about his new biography: Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician, wherein he examines Bernstein’s life and career and draws a picture of what distinguished Bernstein’s music, how Jewishness affected his world view, and the reasons Bernstein’s oeuvre didn’t register in Shawn’s own musical education—and why it should have. Listen in. 

Faculty member Allen Shawn speaks to Tablet about his new biography: Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician, wherein he examines Bernstein’s life and career and draws a picture of what distinguished Bernstein’s music, how Jewishness affected his world view, and the reasons Bernstein’s oeuvre didn’t register in Shawn’s own musical education—and why it should have. Listen in

The Art in Embassies program visited Bennington from the US Department of State to present to the Art in the Public Realm class. Students tasked with designing and implementing a piece of art for the US embassy in Oslo, Norway.