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    '200 Years—200 Objects'

    '200 Years—200 Objects'

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    Through Dec. 21

    In the final celebratory year of the university’s bicentennial, the museum exhibits a curated selection of artifacts, documents and images from the school's collections. at Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University in Northfield. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

    Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

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    Through Dec. 31

    “Anatomy of a Pond” is an apt title for an exhibition of paintings by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol. The natural world — in this case a half-acre body of water on her Plainfield property — has long been a dominant inspiration. Her exhibition, which she calls a “visual biography,” explores the inhabitants of that pond, as well as how the light transforms it. She writes, “The artwork here is an inquiry and an homage to this constantly shifting landscape, both interior and exterior.” Indeed, from the large-scale commercial backdrops she paints in New York City to her intimate illustrations of flora and fauna close to home, Tyrol captures her subjects with both exacting realism and a sense of wonder. Of her paintings on view at Montpelier’s North Branch Nature Center, she writes, “I hope they impart a sense of the magic of our world — of what we look at every day and what blinks back at us.” at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map).

    'Alchemy: Metal, Mystery and Magic'

    'Alchemy: Metal, Mystery and Magic'

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    Through Feb. 29, 2020

    A group show featuring sculptures and painting by Jeanne Carbonetti, Sabrina Fadial, Alexandra Heller, Peter Heller, Pat Musick, Dan O'Donnell, Gerald Stoner and Johny Swing. at The Great Hall in Springfield. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).

    Alexei Dmitriev

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    Through Dec. 31

    Multimedia installation marrying footage from classic films with the new music of Zelany Rashoho. at The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington (map).

    Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings

    Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings

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    Through Dec. 30

    Works by the late printmaker (1896-1965). at Bennington Museum in Bennington. Manchester/Bennington (map).

    'Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul'

    'Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul'

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    Through Dec. 13

    Photographs by 47 artists from the collection of Light Work, a nonprofit based in Syracuse, N.Y., that explore topics of politics, social justice, identity and visibility. at Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont in Burlington (map).

    'Bold and Beautiful'

    'Bold and Beautiful'

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    Through Dec. 21

    Juried paintings by members of the Vermont Watercolor Society illustrate diverse styles and techniques. at Vermont Festival of the Arts Gallery in Waitsfield. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). Free.

    Brian Fekete

    Brian Fekete

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    Through Dec. 20

    "Quixotica," an exhibition of five large-scale oil paintings on canvas that explore abstraction, gesture and color. at 571 Projects in Stowe. Stowe/Smuggs (map).

    Coleen O'Connell

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    Through Dec. 31

    "Feathers, Ferns and Fish," prints using a variety of techniques by the ecologically minded local artist. at Long River Gallery & Gifts in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map).

    'Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism'

    'Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism'

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    Through Dec. 30

    An exhibition of works by Pat Adams, Anthony Caro, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Patricia Johanson, Vincent Longo, Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitskies that illustrates the centrality of the college in the development of midcentury modernism. at Bennington Museum in Bennington. Manchester/Bennington (map).

    'Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform'

    'Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform'

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    Through Jan. 11, 2020

    As everyone knows, you really can’t start too early on your Halloween, um, celebrations — especially when real life is scaring the bejesus out of you. Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is totally down with this, offering not just an exhibition titled “Conjuring the Dead” but a related series of spook-minded speakers. On view are photographs and original artworks acquired by Solomon Wright Jewett (1808-94), a Vermont farmer and legislator who claimed a special superpower: curing ailments and bringing the deceased back to life. Other artifacts in the show provide context for the rise of 19th-century spiritualism. See website for schedule. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Corrine Yonce

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    Through Feb. 29, 2020

    "Somewhere Between Place and Home," a multimedia exploration of three projects by the community organizer, artist and documentarian that considers what it means when one's primary residence is something other than fully home. at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Dana Simson

    Dana Simson

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    Through Jan. 11, 2020

    It’s increasingly common for artists to take up the cause of endangered species, and for good reason. But perhaps not many use the medium of ceramics. In an exhibition titled “the animals are innocent” at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Maryland artist, author and environmentalist Dana Simson presents ceramic boats as well as paintings featuring animals and a message. Unlike grim images of starving polar bears and plastic-entangled turtles, however, Simson’s works are gaily colorful and kind of adorable. But if her folk-art style is beguiling, her goal is serious: to show that animals are losing habitat and food resources, and suffering as a result of pollution and climate change. at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map).

    Dona Ann McAdams

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    Through Jan. 4, 2020

    Acclaimed Vermont photographer and activist Dona Ann McAdams’ expansive oeuvre features historic black-and-white portraits of avant-garde performers, pioneers of queer liberation, portraits of people living with schizophrenia, Appalachian farmers, cloistered nuns, race track workers and luminous images of horses, oxen and goats. at Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland. Rutland/Killington (map).

    Doug Trump

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    Through Feb. 9, 2020

    "By Rail," 12 oil and mixed-media works on repurposed wood. at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map).
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