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Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

92 Hawthorne Street, Lenox, MA 01240
413 637 0166
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Lenox
Type: Historic Sites
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Stratham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we think of Lenox and this part of the Berkshires, we more than likely think of beautiful old homes, wonderful small shops, Jacob's Pillow in nearby Becket, Tanglewood (of course), Edith Wharton, Norman Rockwell, Chesterwood. There is another site that is well worth seeing -- and a story well worth hearing -- that adds another dimension of understanding to... More

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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the home of the abstract artists George Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, known as "The Park Avenue Cubists". The building is done in the Bauhaus style, similar to the Gropius house in Lincoln, MA. The house is seen by guided tour, which covers the entire house, including George's studio. The house is lavishly decorated with cubist paintings, mostly by... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

In an area with a lot of really old historic sites, this modern one stood out. The home is one of the few modern monuments in the area In an interesting tour, you'll learn about the people who lived there and their role in the modern art/cultural scene. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in modern art, culture,... More

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Very unusual modernist house especially when compared with the usual "Berkshire Summer Cottages". Magnificent, varied and intimate collection of 20th century art, primarily by European painters, are displayed in the home where they were enjoyed. An American take on LeCorbusier / International Style modernist architecture with fascinating history to boot. This is a complete environment featuring intact period architecture, furnishings,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'm not a fan of cubism but the tour of the home of these two artists exceeded my expectations. Warm and wonderful experience with an unusual peek at how the children of the rich lived in the early to mid twentieth century.

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TILGHMAN
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The house was not in great shape, the owner's art was derivative and not original although they had a few very nice pieces in their collection. I would not recommend a tour here especially compared to other nearby superior experiences.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We weren't quite sure what to expect, but based on having toured other house museums, e.g., Gropius House, the homes of Pablo Neruda, we anticipated learning about Suzy Frelinghuysen and George Morris and how they lived - we weren't disappointed! Originally, only the studio was built, onto which they added the house after they got married. Sean, the assistant to... More

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Boston
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is an interesting place to visit to get an idea of the Lenox of the "cottage crowd", those with the wealth to pretty much do what they want to do. So, is this an art museum or a house tour, one may ask. The artists may have been important to the American modern art movement but since their art... More

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Northport, Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

There beautiful paintings, frescos, sculpture set in a wonderful modern setting/home. The studio is beautiful and I'm so glad had walked the beautiful hike up to see this house and grounds. They also have golf carts for those who would like a ride.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The building is worth seeing. However, the art collection isn't. The people themselves were interesting to hear about.

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