Made for Making

Among the creative spaces in Bennington's 120,000-square-foot Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA) are labs and studios for ceramics, architecture, woodworking, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, digital arts, and more. The building is open to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Interior of Visual and Performing Arts center
Painting studio

Painting studio, VAPA

Sculpture studio, VAPA

Sculpture studio, VAPA

Printmaking studio, VAPA
Wood-fired kiln under construction, VAPA

Wood-fired kiln under construction, VAPA

Architecture studio, VAPA

Architecture studio, VAPA

Animation studio, VAPA

Animation studio, VAPA

3D modeling studio, VAPA

3D modeling studio, VAPA

Woodworking shop, VAPA

Woodworking shop, VAPA

Usdan Gallery, VAPA

VAPA's Usdan Gallery is modeled after the third floor of the Whitney Museum. On display are selections from Bennington's modernist collection.

Frankenthaler Arts Center sign

Bennington's visual arts center is named after Modernist pioneer Helen Frankenthaler, Class of 1949