Event Series

Critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington College Writing Seminars will offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's winter residency—Thursday, January 4–Sunday, January 14.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | CAPA presents a speaker series on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education, which connects the academic study of refugees and displacement to the world of policy and practice.
To assist students with navigating the complex realities of financial and professional decisions after Bennington, the Field Work Term and Career Development office will offer the following workshops in the fall term. Check back periodically for new offerings.
Bring your lunch and join us in conversation each month on topics ranging from white privilege to storytelling as a means of creating community. This conversation series is just one component of the Becoming Engaged series, which is designed to bring people together for conversation, training, and reflection to in turn show up as active and engaged members of our communities. These events are free and open to the public.
Join prospective students, their families, and our immediate community for a vibrant showcase of works-in-progress. BenningtonWorks will highlight the close collaborations between faculty and students that set the innovative and rigorous tone of a Bennington education.
Family Weekend will take place this year on Friday–Sunday, October 6-8.

This is a wonderful time to enjoy the Bennington experience together and to sample the stimulating intellectual, artistic, cultural, and recreational experiences that students enjoy.
Jazz Religion is a not-for-credit course open to the Bennington College community based on Harvard’s Religious Literacy course. The course will explore and examine religion from a number of perspectives. These are stand-alone classes facilitated by Rabbi Michael Cohen.
The Language Series hosted by the Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures at Bennington College offers interdisciplinary talks and events that enhance and expand the college’s understanding of languages and cultures outside of the classroom.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | This series invites guest speakers from the private and public sectors to address a range of important topics in the current national dialogue. Facilitated by CAPA director Susan Sgorbati and Vermont State Senator Brian Campion.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Translators carry our precious stories and songs, poems and plays, across all sort of borders.They make it possible for us to share knowledge, to put our minds together across vast distances of time and place. They enable us to travel without leaving home. Come see. Come listen. Come celebrate these heroes of the arts and humanities!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Literature Evenings are held several Wednesday evenings during the term, and feature readings by distinguished guest writers, students, and faculty.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | 7:00-8:30 PM | Each term, Bennington offers a program of lectures by visiting arts professionals: artists, curators, historians and critics, selected to showcase the diversity of contemporary art practices. 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Friday 1:00-2:00 PM | Science Workshop is a weekly series of presentations and other events for students working in math and the sciences, as well as for the broader College community.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The concert series, which occurs each term in the Deane Carriage Barn, invites talented, innovative, and classically trained musicians to share their work with Bennington students, faculty, and town residents.
Begun in 2012, Poetry at Bennington is a series of brief multi-day residencies by prominent contemporary poets, both established and emerging, that takes place on the Bennington College campus.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | SCT Colloquium presents programming for the Fall 2017 term: Neoliberalism and its Discontents.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington College Writing Seminars will offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's summer residency—Thursday, June 15–Friday, June 25.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Drama at Bennington presents Bennington Plays: A Festival of Original Work. All events take place in Margot Tenney Theater. Program A, featuring "Eyes They Close" and "When the Sun Falls" will be presented on Friday-Sunday, May 5, 6, and 7. Program B, featuring "La Vie en Rose" and "The Nicosia Sisters" will be presented Friday-Sunday, May 12, 13, and 14.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | 7:00-8:30 PM | Each term, Bennington offers a program of lectures by visiting arts professionals: artists, curators, historians and critics, selected to showcase the diversity of contemporary art practices. 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Literature Evenings are held several Wednesday evenings during the term, and feature readings by distinguished guest writers, students, and faculty.
The Language Series hosted by the Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures at Bennington College offers interdisciplinary talks and events that enhance and expand the college’s understanding of languages and cultures outside of the classroom.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The concert series, which occurs each term in the Deane Carriage Barn, invites talented, innovative, and classically trained musicians to share their work with Bennington students, faculty, and town residents.
Translators carry our precious stories and songs, poems and plays, across all sort of borders.They make it possible for us to share knowledge, to put our minds together across vast distances of time and place. They enable us to travel without leaving home. Come see. Come listen. Come celebrate these heroes of the arts and humanities!
Begun in 2012, Poetry at Bennington is a series of brief multi-day residencies by prominent contemporary poets, both established and emerging, that takes place on the Bennington College campus.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Friday 1:00-2:00 PM | Science Workshop is a weekly series of presentations and other events for students working in math and the sciences, as well as for the broader College community. Throughout the term we will host outside speakers and Bennington College faculty and students as they describe their research and its broader applications. Refreshments provided.
Since opening in 1976, the Visual and Performing Arts Center has been a vibrant space to learn, explore, create, and share. Designed by architect Robertson Ward Jr., the building is an icon of mid-century design, marrying wood and glass across spaces both soaring and intimate. After 40 years, VAPA continues to be a hub of artistic experimentation and innovation at Bennington. We invite you to join us as we celebrate this moment in the College's history. Check the website for current events.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | A Summer Workshop for People Who Love to Play Chamber Music - July 17 to August 14, 2016
Begun in 2012, Poetry at Bennington is a series of brief multi-day residencies by prominent contemporary poets, both established and emerging, that takes place on the Bennington College campus.
The Calendar for Home and Away games for the Bennington Pioneer Club Soccer Team
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | "Understanding PFOA" is a series bringing national voices to shed light on the science and policy of PFOA. These events are sponsored by Environmental Studies and CAPA.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Members of the community will discuss the work being done to create a healthy Bennington
Recreate, reimagine, reconnect with the Bennington you remember and engage in the Bennington of today with the backdrop of the gorgeous Green Mountains.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The concert series, which occurs each year in the Deane Carriage Barn, invites talented, innovative, and classically trained musicians to share their work with Bennington students, faculty, and town residents.
Literature Evenings are held several Wednesday evenings during the term in the living room in Franklin, a student house, and feature readings by distinguished guest writers, students, and faculty.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Friday 1:00-2:00 PM | Science Workshop is a weekly series of presentations and other events for students working in math and the sciences, as well as for the broader College community. Throughout the term we will host outside speakers and Bennington College faculty and students as they describe their research and its broader applications. Refreshments provided.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The Visual Arts Lecture Series (VALS) provides opportunities for extended engagement with visiting artists, curators, and historians and offering additional context for their public lectures through related readings and discussions.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Event occurs November 12-14. Three generations of an Oklahoma family gather for the ultimate dysfunctional reunion. A darkly funny and viciously nihilistic dissection of the dissolution of the American family and the disillusion of the American dream. Mature content. Written by Tracy Letts. For tickets, please email tickets@bennington.edu.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | A series of events presented each term by Bennington College and The Isabelle Kaplan Center for Languages and Cultures. All presentations/lectures are in English.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington College Writing Seminars will offer an evening reading series during the MFA program's winter residency beginning on Thursday, January 5, and ending on Friday, January 13.
Critical Conversations in Society, Culture, and Thought: Truth & Lies presents a lecture series to accompany the class.
The First 7 Series will meet on Wednesday mornings, for the first seven weeks of the term. There will be a different Students will read the College's foundational documents; discuss how to navigate self-directed learning; and meet with key staff members. Facilitated by Lydia Brassard, Director for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. RSVP to Lydia at lydiabrassard@bennington.edu.