Bennington Museum Experience

I really do enjoy exploring museums! Most recently I visited the Bennington Musuem in Bennington, VT. I observed a section all about Grandma Moses an amazing artist just in the story of how she became an artist.
In 1907 the family moved to Eagle Bridge, New York, where Grandma Moses spent the rest of her life.
It was on this farm in Eagle Ridge that Anna Mary painted her first painting. She was wallpapering her parlor and ran out of paper. To finish the room she put up white paper and painted a scene. It is known as the Fireboard, and it hangs today in the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont. Her husband died in 1927, and her son and daughter-in-law took over the farm. As she aged and found farm work too difficult, Grandma Moses took up embroidering pictures in yarn to fill her spare time. At the age of seventy-six, because of arthritis, she gave up embroidery and began to paint. Her early work was usually based on scenes she found in illustrated books and on Currier and Ives prints. She had the most unique way of displaying the animals and people in her picture that only a family person in the country could've displayed.

I also saw all these incredible antique items such as hand stitched lace and amazing old scientific experiment relics with electricity. So many interesting items to see!
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Nov 30, 2012