Alumni News

Image of dice painting Bucksbaum Gift Generates Nearly $300,000 for Art for Access Scholarships

Art for Access, Bennington College’s innovative fundraising program that enhances the College’s art holdings for teaching and enrichment while generating scholarship support  through the sale of art, raised nearly $300,000 for student scholarships in Spring 2021.

Photos on wall Bennington College Receives Donation of 500 Works of Contemporary Art

Bennington College has received a gift of some 500 works of art to benefit Art for Access, an innovative fundraising program launched in 2018.

asad malik with art collective Asad J. Malik '19 Partners to Create Augmented Reality Music Video

Bennington College alum, trustee, and award-winning augmented reality creator Asad J. Malik '19, has collaborated with protest art collective, Pussy Riot, to create a music video for their new single, “Panic Attack.”

Image of 6 people headshots Gancher Receives Dorset Theatre Festival Commission

Sarah Gancher '01 has received a playwriting commission from Dorset Theatre Festival's newly launched Commissioning & Fellowship Program.

penny wilson, a woman with white hair wearing a blue jacket, laughing Penny Wilson

Dear Bennington Community,

It is with great sadness that I write to share the news that Bennington trustee, alumna, benefactor and friend Penny Wilson died on February 10, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family, to whom we send our deepest sympathies.

NEA logo Abonado and Williams Receive NEA Creative Writing Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Bennington Writing Seminars alum Albert Abonado MFA '10 and faculty member Phillip B. Williams will receive Creative Writing Fellowships of $25,000. 

Image of Dr. Jennifer Mieres Dr. Jennifer Mieres Honored with Visionary Leadership Award

Cardiologist, author, documentarian, and patient advocate Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres ’82 is the 2020 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award.

Image of Forbes 30 Under 30 Logo Malik, Jerkins Selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees

Bennington College alum Asad J. Malik '19 and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Morgan Jerkins MFA '16 have been selected as 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.

Image of hands surrounding table Woolard Publishes Monograph on Art, Engagement, Economy

Onomatopee Press has published Art, Engagement, Economy: The Working Practice of Caroline Woolard, a monograph about the work of Caroline Woolard MFA '20, which arose from her MFA in Public Action.

Image of Odili Donald Odita at work Odita Joins Oral History Live

Visual artist Odili Donald Odita MFA '90 joined BOMB Magazine for celebration and discussion with curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi.