BENNINGTON — Just in time for the cold winter months, Bennington Museum is launching a new series of lunchtime art programs. Offered on the first Tuesday of every month, Art at Lunch will introduce viewers to an artist, explore a painting, or engage in conversations about the diverse art present in Vermont and in the greater Bennington area.
The series launches on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from noon to 1 p.m., as Scot Borofsky gives a virtual tour of Bennington Museum’s Regional Artists Gallery, revealing the stories behind several of the works on view. Borofsky has navigated an artistic journey divided between the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, where he grew up and has lived and worked much of his adult life, and the gritty streets of New York City, where he had a vibrant career as a street artist from the early 1980s into the mid-1990s. In addition to his home bases of Vermont and New York, Borofsky has traveled extensively in Mexico and Central America. His work draws on a deep well of visual precedents and inspiration, from the patterning and pictographic motifs of ancient and indigenous cultures that he has encountered on his travels and the mountainous landscapes of Vermont, Mexico and Central America, to his fellow street artists, with whom he worked side-by-side during his year in New York, as well as the masters of Modernism.
Art at Lunch is offered at no charge to Bennington Museum members and on a pay-what-you-wish basis to non-members. To register, visit https://benningtonmuseum.org/product/art-at-lunch-scotborofsky/