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The adage that Vermont has as many art galleries as towns might be an exaggeration, but it serves as a useful launching point to capture the outsized role the fine arts have in the Green Mountain State. And while folk art still dominates the discussion, the state’s art galleries are no slouches when it comes to classic masters and modern outpourings. If you’re in Vermont and in the mood to see some art, here are our favorite galleries.
Norman Rockwell painted more than 200 Arlington residents during the 14 years that he lived there, works prominently on display at—of all places—a maple syrup maker (also known as a sugar shack). Rockwell was known for his great technical skill and depiction—often with a gentle prodding humor—of a rosy vision of middle-class America. Some of his most famous works are on display here, including The Four Freedoms, which were painted in Arlington during WWII using Rockwell’s neighbors as models and were used to raise war bonds.
Norman Rockwell Exhibition, 118 Sugar Shack Ln, Arlington, VT, USA, +1 802 375 6747