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.

You made these extraordinary moments possible: 

Faculty Works and reception, in the Martha Hill Theater.: 

New Student Orientation on Common’s Lawn!

Take a quick #hyperlapse ride along the edge of campus:

Bennington College is a place filled with students asking questions.  Questions, questions and more questions.  We asked incoming new students some of theirs, and this is what they said.

Joel Vall Thomas gives a sense of the weekly Coffee Hour meeting, where Booth residents gather, discuss house issues, and occasionally engage in speed cake decorating competitions.

Faculty Member Nick Brooke talks about how he thrives and challenges himself as a musician.

The thing that no one forgets to pack: posters.

The thing that no one forgets to pack: posters.

The best place to check out the cosmos from campus is the Rebecca Stickney Observatory. 

Photo by the incredibly talented Carolyn Lewin ‘15

The best place to check out the cosmos from campus is the Rebecca Stickney Observatory. 

Photo by the incredibly talented Carolyn Lewin ‘15

#TBT: What we sent to interested students in the 70s.

"Work is a fetish here. Whatever social hierarchy there is at Bennington is largely constituted according to academic and artistic accomplishment. This is what people admire. Work occupies a central space in everybody’s life." -Michael Pollan ‘76, as quoted during his time as a student in Bennington’s admissions viewbook.

**Special thanks to the fine people of Crossett Library (LAURA) bringing these gems to the internet for all to enjoy. 

Fall term is almost here. Who’s excited?

Fall term is almost here. Who’s excited?