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American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style Experience

Lavish Book by Margaret Supplee Smith

By: Charles Giuliano - 09/23/2014
Lavish Book by Margaret Supplee SmithWake Forest professor emerita Margaret Supplee Smith combined two loves, skiing and architecture in ten years of research. This has resulted in a lavishly illustrated, beautifully designed book American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style, Experience. It will be an absorbing read both for skiers and armchair enthusiasts. Her overview from the Depression to the current era goes beyond a chronicle of the sport to address social, economic, envirnomental aspects of architetural and design issues of resort development.

Companhia Urbana de Dança at Jacob’s Pillow

From Favelas to World Stages

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/17/2014
From Favelas to World StagesCompanhia Urbana de Dança thrilled the audience last year and this week was equally well received in a return to Jacob's Pillow. The company of eight men and one woman combines the street smarts of break dancing and hip hop moves with the choreography of the classically trained Sonia Destri Lie. The two part program of hour long works contrasted joy and tragedy in a world permiere of "You. We…ALL BLACK" and the uppeat celebration of "Na Pista."

State Approves MoCA's Phase Three Expansion

$25,420,000 for Ambitious Development

By: MoCA - 08/08/2014
$25,420,000 for Ambitious DevelopmentWith Governor Deval Patrick's signing of H.3933, an omnibus capital infrastructure bill which included $25,420,000 for MASS MoCA's Phase III development, the museum announces that it has begun work on the third phase of its multi-decade effort to renovate its 26-building, 600,000 square foot, 16-acre factory campus, an internationally recognized, mixed-use destination arts institution in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. A representative from the Governor's press office confirmed the news, saying, "Governor Patrick is very, very supportive of the project and is excited to work with MASS MoCA to finance the expansion."

The Mount in Lenox Suffers Storm Damage

Encouraging Response from the Community

By: Mount - 07/02/2014
Encouraging Response from the CommunityThe Mount, Edith Wharton’s country estate in Lenox, Mass suffered severe damage from last week’s record-breaking storm that dropped six and a half inches of rain over a five-hour period. Thanks to a quick response from the organization and financial support from the community, the damage to The Mount’s flower gardens and access road has, to a large extent, been addressed and the house has been able to reopen.

Clark Art Institute Reopens

Completing a $145 Million Renovation and Expansion

By: Charles Giuliano - 06/28/2014
Completing a $145 Million Renovation and ExpansionSince it opened in 1955 with a superb permanent collection the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute has long been regarded among America's finest regional museums. With a $145 expansion and renovation designed by Tadao Ando the Clark is now a whole lot more fabulous. Combined with nearby Mass MoCA, Williams College, and the Wlliamstown Theatre Festival the Northern Berkshires are an even better first class arts desitinaton.

Japanese Architect Tadao Ando: A Portrait

Pritzker Prize Winner Designed Clark Art Institute Expansion

By: Charles Giuliano - 06/28/2014
Pritzker Prize Winner Designed Clark Art Institute ExpansionInitially the 72-year-old Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, trained to be a professional boxer. When he became interested in architecture he read books and traveled extensively to see works by modern masters. In 1970 he returned from travel and field research to establish his firm. In 1995 he won the Pritzker Prize the most prestigious in the field. Followed by a film crew we tagged along when he surveyed his now completed design for the Clark Art Institute.

Natchez, Mississippi's Mansions

Iconic Antebellum Architecture

By: Charles Giuliano - 04/30/2014
Iconic Antebellum ArchitectureNatchez, Mississippi, per capita, was one of America's wealthiest communities prior to the Civil War. Plantation owners competed in erecting magnificent mansions in the neo classical, Greek Revival style. In commissioning Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan's grand octagonal design Dr. Haller Nutt's Longwood strove to be unique. When war broke out in 1861 construction was abruptly halted. For generations the family occupied the first floor of the unfinished home. It is the astonishing highlight of a tour of mansions and encounter with their grim legacy of slavery.

Super Realist Painter Richard Estes

Summer Retrospective at Portland Museum of Art

By: PMA - 04/27/2014
Summer Retrospective at Portland Museum of ArtRichard Estes’ Realism is the most comprehensive exhibition of Estes’ paintings ever organized. A master of contemporary realism, Estes is primarily known as a painter of the urban landscape. This exhibition features 50 paintings ranging from Estes’ first New York City façades in the late 1960s to panoramic views of Mount Desert Island in the 2000s.

The Mount Announces Season

Events May 3 through October 31

By: Mount - 04/27/2014
Events May 3 through October 31 This summer, The Mount is pleased to announce a full schedule of lectures, readings, performances, music and more. The Mount will be open daily starting May 3rd through October 31st.

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