This term, I have a class in the Deane Carriage Barn, which is a con because it’s so far away from my room, but a pro because a) the class is great and b) I get to look over at this painting whenever I want. Bennington has a lot of cool art in cool places, but this is one of my favorites. Flame On (1964) is by Jules Olitski, an abstract expressionist who taught at Bennington for a little while but is mostly known for being one of the most important painters of his generation. We’re very lucky to have this piece in our collection, and especially lucky that we can go chill with it any old time we want.
- Meg ‘12