Alumni News

Energy and Talent Energy and Talent

The National Endowment for the Arts has honored the Kathryn Posin Dance Company (lead by Posin '65) with a $10,000 Art Works award. 

Helen Frankenthaler's Red Square "Vital Curiosity" at Usdan Gallery Highlights Work of Alumni

A new show at Usdan Gallery opens June 28. Vital Curiosity draws connections with other exhibitions in the region this summer, and marks the arrival of a new director and curator for the gallery.

Bruce Berman NYT Features the Berman ’74 Collection

The New York Times called Bruce Berman ’74, chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures, “Hollywood’s most ardent photography collector.”

Swell by Jill Eisenstadt Novel by Eisenstadt ’85 Marks a Homecoming

The latest novel from Jill Eisenstadt ’85, Swell, revisits the setting and characters of her 1987 debut novel, From Rockaway, which earned her a place in the “literary brat pack” alongside Bret Easton Ellis ’86 and Donna Tartt ’86. 

Suzanne Koven Letter to a Young Female Physician

Suzanne Koven MFA ’12, a longtime physician and current writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital, penned a letter to her younger self as part of a recent orientation session for new medical interns in Boston. 

Work by Helen Frankenthaler Frankenthaler ’49 at the Heart of Art Country

Two exhibitions of works by Helen Frankenthaler ’49 are at the center of a joint initiative launched by several regional arts organizations aimed at raising the profile of the area’s rich visual and performing arts legacy. 

Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso’s Sophomore Album Scores High Praise

Electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso, featuring instrumentalist Nick Sanborn and vocalist Amelia Meath '10, has followed up on its hugely successful debut with another critically acclaimed album, “What Now.”

Trenton Pollard A Poem by Trenton Pollard '09

Lambda Literary featured a poem by Trenton Pollard '09 as part of its ongoing weekly poem series. 

Charlotte Albright Albright ’72: Beautiful Dreamers

With the arrival of commencement season, Vermont Public Radio commentator Charlotte Albright ’72 reflected on her Bennington commencement ceremony 45 years ago. 

Peter Dinklage Anatomy of a (Great) Commencement Speech

The 2012 Bennington commencement speech by actor Peter Dinklage '91—one of the best ever, according to NPR—was cited in The Week's recent podcast on "the anatomy of a commencement speech."