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
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
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
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
|Holsten Galleries -
Contemporary Glass Sculpture
Elm Street, Stockbridge (next to Post Office) (413)
|An Ocean of Motion -
Hotchkiss Mobiles Contemporary Gallery
8 Center Street, West Stockbridge (413) 232-0200
311 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge (413)
usually open weekends 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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