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Frelinghuysen/morris

http://www.frelinghuysen.org/  Rich’s Personal Reflection: We drove into a hidden gate on a late rainy afternoon.  There was a guard with a golf cart waiting to take us down a long driveway buried deep into the woods, where we went into a gallery space with large painting and watched a short introduction to the couple and […]

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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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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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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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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is both an art museum and research center, welcoming visitors year-round to experience its outstanding collections of European and American art in an intimate setting surrounded by the profound natural beauty of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Set on a 140-acre campus of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking […]

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