Festival: 'Gala', - Ticket Vanguard Reservation for 2
Festival: 'Gala', - Ticket Vanguard Reservation for 2
Festival: 'Gala', - Ticket Vanguard Reservation for 2
Festival: 'Gala', - Ticket Vanguard Reservation for 2

Festival: 'Gala', - Ticket Vanguard Reservation for 2

Regular price $500.00 Sale

The Festival Gala – A Snowy Evening
Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:00 to 10:00 pm

van·guard /ˈvanˌɡärd/ noun
A group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.

Our Vanguard supporters go the extra mile to make sure that Bennington Museum programming stays strong throughout the year. Thank you for leading the way on this "Snowy Evening".

Vanguard Pricing
$500 – Name in the program and 2 reservations*

$1,000 - Advance to the next level to reserve a table for 4
$2,500 - Advance to the next level to reserve a table for 6

*In the "Add a note section on the shopping cart page," please type the name(s) as you would like it to appear in the program.


Our major exhibition in 2020 is an exploration of Robert Frost and his time spent in Shaftsbury (1920-1940) when he wrote some of his most memorable works including Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.   In anticipation of this exhibition, it is our pleasure to invite you to Bennington Museum’s Major Annual Fundraiser and Seasonal celebration.

Celebrate the Season while supporting Bennington Museum’s Largest Annual Fundraiser.
Great Food, Amazing Music, Delicious Cocktails, Auctions, and More!

Passed Appetizers and Seasonal Fare
presented by Chefs’ Consortium

Full cash bar with signature cocktails

Welcome Chorus by MAU Chamber Singers
Django Reinhardt Jazz by Hot Club of Saratoga

Silent Auction
Closed-Bid Auction of Original Artwork by Regional Artists
Raffle Drawing for a Week in Puerto Rico

    During the evening of December 14, enjoy the wonderful exhibition of awesome original artwork by thirty-one regional artists and place your best bid in the closed-bid auction. (50% of the proceeds goes to the artist/50% to the Bennington Museum) *Closed-bid auction closes December 22 at 4:00 pm, however the exhibition will remain on view through December 30. Also available are wonderful gift items donated by many local merchants in the Silent Auction.

    This Winter Festival is a black & white affair
    Whether chic, costumed or country, we encourage everyone to celebrate Robert Frost whose favorite color was rumored to have been a shade of black.

    Ada and Paul Pareksy Wing
    Bennington Museum
    75 Main Street
    Bennington, VT 05201

    So that we can plan in advance
    Please RSVP by December 1
    802.447.1571 ext 200

    Bennington Museum hosts the premiere event of the season and the Museum’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Gala.
    In 2020. Bennington Museum will explore Robert Frost and his time in Shaftsbury and examine his life and work in the context of the landscape and culture of Bennington County from 1920-1940. On view from June 27 – November 3, Robert Frost, At Present in Vermont, an exhibition on Frost’s life and work as a poet and farmer in Bennington County, 1920 – 1940.

    Robert Frost moved to Shaftsbury, Vermont in 1920, intending to establish an apple orchard. During the 20 years he lived there, he interacted with such local cultural figures as Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Rockwell Kent and wrote some of his best-known poems, including the iconic, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”