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Touring the Berkshires' Best Art Museums

David Cicconi Berkshires' new art

Photo: David Cicconi

Thanks in part to the largesse of their alumni, the area’s colleges (Amherst, Williams, Smith, and Mount Holyoke) have remarkable museums that have helped turn this community of former mill towns and working farms into a thriving arts destination.

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Themes: Arts + Culture

Inspired by: The Berkshires’ Best Art Museums — by Gabriella De Ferrari, Published Sep. 2008

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    Hotel Northampton

    The 1927 Colonial Revival building in the center of Northampton has cozy appeal with its fireplace, feather duvets, and whirlpool tubs.

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    Porches Inn

    Paint-by-number pictures adorn the 47 retro rooms at Porches Inn. The string of dignified old Victorian row houses that provided homes for foremen

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    Café Latino Restaurant

    This MASS MoCA restaurant is one of the best museum eateries.

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    Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

    The campus museum boasts 10 galleries dedicated to Asian, Renaissance, and contemporary art.

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    MASS MoCA

    The museum is a village in miniature spread over 13 acres, with 26 buildings dedicated to art, music, dance, film, and theater. The institution can

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    Williams College Museum of Art

    At the entrance satnad Eyes (2001), massive gray marble slabs with round, watchful eyes perched on top, by phenomenal Paris-born sculptor Louise Bo

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    The Clark

    The new Stone Hill Center was desined by Pritzker-winner Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The original museum is a glowing white-marble temple desine

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    Mead Art Museum

    The institution is known as a compact bastion of American treasures - Robert Henri's Salome (1909) is housed here. The museum has recently acquired

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    Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    The concrete box, designed by architects Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo in 1975, contains a concert hall and a little-known contemporary art gallery

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    Smith College Museum of Art

    A large majority of the artworks here are gifts of alumnae - many of whom started donating their prized posessions in the early 1900's. The buildin

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    Stone Hill Center

    Art and architecture buffs have a new reason to head to the Berkshires this summer: the Stone Hill Center, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao A

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