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Bennington Museum

The Bennington Museum is a small museum and a perfect detour if you are visiting this area. The highlight for me was the Grandma Moses collection. Seeing the video of an interview with her, learning she started her painting career in her seventies and that she had created over 1500 works of art! Seeing the […]

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The Clark

From The Cark a special Member Events. A Look at Rare Books: The Love of Courtly Art. As The basis for the talk we looked at Le Morte d Arthur by Thomas Malory 1893, in which Aubrey Beardsley produced around 500 illustrations. We also had access to several other rare books of the time dating […]

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Yale University Art Gallery

  GRAND OPENING OF REINSTALLED GALLERY FOLLOWS MULTI-YEAR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION UNITING THREE HISTORIC BUILDINGS Project enables Gallery to show more than 4,000 works, including some 1,100 new acquisitions; present a greater diversity of special exhibitions; and expand its education programming for the Yale community and the public at large. On December 12, 2012, the […]

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Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, presenting the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period to the present day. Together with the Reference Library, the Center’s collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts provide an […]

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Berkshire Museum

In 1903, Berkshire Museum founder Zenas Crane, inspired by such institutions as the American Museum for Natural Science, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, decided to blend the best attributes of these establishments in a new museum for the people of Western Massachusetts. Thanks in large part to Crane’s efforts, the broad and […]

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New Britain Museum of American Art

“Erected By the People for the Use of the People,” the New Britain Museum of American Art is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art through collections, exhibitions, and education. The New Britain Museum of American Art‘s founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American […]

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Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Teaching with Art Museums are extraordinary places that provide an incredible range of learning experiences for people of all ages – learning that is simultaneously intimate, collective, and empowering.  Museums help make accessible the range and depth of the human imagination. Founded in 1876, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum was one of the first […]

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Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA Norman Rockwell was probably most famous for his Saturday Evening Post covers Which depict small town life in America. Often humorous, sometimes political, and always honest. In 1916, the 22-year-old Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post, the magazine considered by Rockwell to be the “greatest show […]

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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum Lenox, MA Ventfort Hall, built by George and Sarah Morgan as their summer home, is an imposing Jacobean Revival mansion that typifies the Gilded Age in Lenox. Sarah, the sister of J. Pierpont Morgan, purchased the property in 1891, and hired Rotch & Tilden, prominent Boston architects, to […]

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Chesterwood

Daniel Chester French (April 20, 1850 – October 7, 1931) was an American sculptor. His best-known work is the sculpture of a seated Abraham Lincoln (1920)  in Washington, D.C. After a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  French worked on his father’s farm. You can see that to him, family was very important when […]

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