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Foreign Language Series—Spring 2019

El Drama de Rosario Castellanos

CAPA Symposium

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Rosario M. de Swanson, Professor of Spanish Language and Literature at Marlboro College, will discuss her recently published book.

Senior Concert Week 2019

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Eighteen performances display the joyously luxuriant and varied bloom of band art at Bennington College over seven nights in various locations.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Aubrey Lavender’s “I Walk On”

VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Cruel fathers, villainous nuns, comical soldiers, and absentee mothers. A voiceless girl sets out on an adventure. Music by Aubrey Lavender, words by Aidan Mantho.

Canceled—Social Media Working Group

Cricket Hill Barn

This event has been canceled.

Visual Arts Lecture Series (VALS)—Spring 2019

Clyde Petersen

Tishman Lecture Hall

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Clyde Petersen, a Seattle-based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation, and fabulous spectacle, will speak as part of the VALS series.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Leo Cohen

Deane Carriage Barn, Fireplace Room

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Leo and the Led Stooges transport you to the far off year of 2019... and a half! Our society teeters on the precipice of total annihilation... BY SPACE VULTURES! [end transmission]

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Matt Jones

VAPA Greenwall Auditorium

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Are you ready to riot? Matt Jones and their band MWOG will make you want to jump in the pit and punch your dad.

Nature Walk with Dr. Kerry Woods

Off campus (see description)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Join Bennington College’s longtime biology faculty member Dr. Kerry Woods as he leads a popular walk through the Robert Frost Stone House Museum grounds in the spirit of Robert Frost’s “botanizing walks” he often took with friends.

Literature Evenings—Spring 2019

Reading: Salvatore Scibona


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Novelist and short story writer Salvatore Scibona will read as part of the Literature Evening Series.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Sam Diedrich's "TIMBR"

Deane Carriage Barn, Pit

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The winds of industrial change whistle through the trees. The lumberjills of Illinois Logging speak to each other in hushed voices. Somewhere in the night, a guitar calls out to a fiddle. And, from the darkest depths of the forest… two heroes of old emerge!

Public Observing

Stickney Observatory

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Come learn about stars, galaxies, the moon, planets, the night sky, etc. with us!

CANCELED—Reading: Anna Maria Hong

Off campus (see description)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED | Award-winning poet, fiction writer, editor, and Bennington College faculty member Anna Maria Hong will give a reading at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum.

2019 Student Gift Art Auction

Student Center

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The 2019 Student Gift Art Auction, hosted by the Student Philanthropy Council, features artwork from students across class years and disciplines, including photography, ceramics, and printmaking. The proceeds from this auction will benefit the 2019 Student Gift, which supports Field Work Term grants for the 2019-2020 year.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Foster Powell

Deane Carriage Barn, Pit

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Strings, hammers, mallets, and the sound of wind. Songs for the concert hall or the cathedral. Alive and active and hideous and dreadful and sweet and lovely.

Jacob Berke's Senior Show


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Snappy funk tunes, cacophonous jazz, and E-music: seemingly contradictory musical ideas manifest an alternative take on ‘fusion’ as genre.

exterior of the dickinson building in spring Science Workshop—Spring 2019

Senior Work Presentations

Dickinson 232

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Join us for science workshop two of two of senior work presentations in science and mathematics. Today Amanda Bacon, Sadip Giri, and Ivy Lehner will be presenting.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Molly Dore's "Goodnight, My Sweet"

Jennings 136

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | sunset on the porch. it's the end, but really the beginning. goodnight, my sweet.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Dexter's Senior Show

See description

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Apples, a hammer, and a trash bucket hat. Exciting boredom. Emo electric cello. Nonsense screaming. Angry lullabies for sad peeps. Frozen ballads for the fire that rages in your heart. In all one big melting mess of nothing that makes you feel something. Please note that this event will take place outside Dickinson.

Open Dance Class with Aguibou Bougobali Sanou


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Open Dance Class as a part of Souleymane Badolo's Contemporary African I. Open to all levels of experience.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Men Don't Speak

Deane Carriage Barn, Fireplace Room

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | A south Texas song only heard by those whose roots run along the Rio Grande. A song of survival. Raising a family. Losing family. What we do for family. Hear the voices of those living in this unknown, who otherwise would not speak of such stories, emotions, and tender experiences in a collection of interviews and songs from four generations of Contreras men.

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Cameron Schiller & Afterbirth


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The Afterbirth, a Moshpop group, invites you to laugh, to cry, and to think about a lot of genitals. You know Shakespeare? Come watch “F%#& Chad The Musical."

Senior Concert Week 2019 | Molly Warncke's Senior Show

CAPA (various rooms)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Starting on May 13, a week-long installation will slowly build the spacious dining hall in CAPA’s front entryway. On the final day, the piece flows into an ethereal live performance by fragile punk band Molly + the Tall Bois.

Aguibou Bougobali Sanou

CAPA Design Lab I

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Open Community Presentation.