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Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
92 Hawthorne Street, Lenox (413) 637-0166

The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio in Lenox features the work of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. The artists' 46-acre estate is located in the heart of Lenox and showcases not only their paintings, frescoes, and sculpture, but also their collection of American and European Cubist Art.


MASS MoCA
87 Marshall Street, North Adams (413) 664-4481
open daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Tuesday); summer hours 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tours available Friday - Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free for children under 6 and for members.

Featuring mammoth artworks whose size alone would prevent them from being exhibited in traditional museums, this 12-acre repository of contemporary art is acknowledged as the largest art museum in the world. All 27 buildings list on the National Historic Register, and the complex's bridges, viaducts, elevated walkways, and red-brick facades collectively create an architectural ambience reminiscent of a small medieval city.

While most famous for its reputation as the world's largest art museum, it is also a multi-disciplinary arts complex for the visual, performing, and media arts. Recording artists and theater troupes routinely perform here, and there are large-scale film presentations scheduled throughout the year.


Santarella Museum and Gardens
75 Main Road, Tyringham (Off Route 102, 3-1/2 miles from Lee) (413) 243-3260
Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily Memorial Day weekend through October 31. Admission fee.

Sir Henry Hudson Kitson, the man who sculpted the Lexington "Minuteman" and various other national monuments, designed and built the Santarella Museum and Gardens. The museum houses the sculpting studio Kitson used for more than three decades (1916-47) and also exhibits much of his work.


The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown (413) 458-9545 free admission.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is both an art museum and a center for research and higher education. Opened in 1955 by Singer sewing machine heir Robert Sterling Clark (1877-1956) and his French-born wife, Francine (1876-1960), the institute originally featured the Clark's private collection of artworks by the masters -- Renoir, Monet, Degas, and other notable French painters of the 19th century. That private collection remains the museum's cornerstone, but through purchase and the receipt of gifts, the institute has been able to significantly expand the original collection.


Holsten Galleries - Contemporary Glass Sculpture
Elm Street, Stockbridge (next to Post Office) (413) 298-3044


An Ocean of Motion - Hotchkiss Mobiles Contemporary Gallery
8 Center Street, West Stockbridge (413) 232-0200


Undermountain Weavers
311 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge (413) 274-6565

usually open weekends 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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