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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.

Harvard Art Museums Open November 16

Renovation by Renco Piano Conflates Separate Museums

By: Harvard - 03/11/2014
Renovation by Renco Piano Conflates Separate MuseumsThe Harvard Art Museums—comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum—will open their new Renzo Piano-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. The renovation and expansion of the museums’ landmark building at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge will bring the three museums and their collections together under one roof for the first time

New York Sojourn

Trip to NYC Yields Architecture, Art and Theatrical Joy

By: Mark Favermann - 01/31/2014
Trip to NYC Yields Architecture, Art and Theatrical JoyInvited to an architectural tour of Ground Zero, Mark Favermann and his companion Lisa went on a trip that was framed around ML King Birthday weekend to include architecture, art, theatre, good food and football playoff games. This underscores the notion that New York City is so nice it was named twice.

Nantucket Sleigh Ride

Moby Dick's New England Legacy

By: Charles Giuliano - 01/13/2014
Moby Dick's  New England LegacyIn the 19th century the whaling industry, as chronicled in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, thrived in Nantucket. The community declined after the 1850s, first through competiton from New Bedford and access to railroads, then through the introduction of cheaper keroscene lamps. Long languishing as a ghosttown it has been revived as a super expensive time capsule of historic architecture and culture. The island swells to some 50,000 inhabitants during the summer season.

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