College News

mft google map Announcing the 2021 Museum Fellows Term Cohort

Six students from Bennington College have been selected as Frankenthaler Fellows for the 2021 Museum Fellows Term.

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.

historical barn and horses Bennington Announces Plans for Historically-Accurate Landscaping, Renovated Barn

The historic building dates to the early twentieth century and now houses classrooms, as well as faculty and administrative offices. The Southeast wing was damaged in a fire in April of 2019, and is currently being renovated, including adding a basement for the first time.


Odili Donald Odita in front of his own colourful painting Welcoming our new trustee Odili Donald Odita MFA ’90

The following message was sent to the Bennington Community on April 1, 2021 by President Laura Walker.

Logo for Mother Cabrini Foundation Prison Education Initiative Awarded $40,000 from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has been awarded a grant of $40,000 from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

Image of Bennington College Commons The Profound Role of Liberal Arts

In Higher Ed Dive, President Laura Walker highlights Bennington’s commitment to the humanities and offers ideas that build what Bennington does best—provide an interdisciplinary education that values arts and humanities among the sciences as critical preparation for a meaningful life.

Image of Center for the Advancement of Public Action Forward Thinking

In Stratton Magazine, President Laura Walker provides critical information for prospective Bennington College students.

Logo for the News Project President Walker Interviewed by GNAT TV

On GNAT TV, Andrew McKeever, Director of The News Project, spoke with President Laura Walker about her role assuming the leadership reins at Bennington.


Image of BWS Commencement Commons The Quality of Self-Belief

Poet and author Paisley Rekdal delivered the 51st Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's virtual winter residency.

Image of Bennington College Commons at dusk Bennington Commons Receives AIA Honor Award

The renovation of the Bennington College Commons, completed in Fall 2019, has been awarded a 2021 AIA Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects, New York (AIANY).