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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Clark Art Institute is best known for its French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro,... more » Owner description: The Clark Art Institute is best known for its French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and especially Pierre-Auguste Renoir, with more than thirty paintings by the artist. The collection is also rich in American paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, George Inness, Frederic Remington, and Mary Cassatt; Italian and Northern Renaissance masterpieces; portraits and landscapes by European masters; and an extraordinary collection of silver, porcelain, and furniture. Designed by renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, the Clark Center is the centerpiece of the Clark's campus. The center includes special exhibition galleries as well as retail and dining spaces. Two special exhibitions will be housed in the new galleries in the summer of 2014. Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum presents thirty-two exceptional bronze vessels and bells dating from the late Xia through the Western Han dynasties (c. 1800 BCE-c. 8 CE). Opening on August 2, Make it New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975 examines the different paths taken by abstract painting in the first quarter-century of the postwar period. The exhibition features key works such as Jackson Pollock's Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) and Mark Rothko's No. 1 (1961), and traces how artists in America and Europe responded to the challenges that Pollock's style posed to prevailing notions of painting. The Clark Center overlooks a dramatic three-tiered reflecting pool, integrating indoor and outdoor spaces and creating a stunning visual connection to the woodland surroundings and other buildings located on the campus. This sweeping new landscape design transforms the Clark's 140-acre campus and underscores new sustainability initiatives. Also on view in the summer of 2014 is Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith. Housed in the Clark's Stone Hill Center galleries, the exhibition is the first presentation to bring together all five of Smith's central Circle sculptures in more than thirty years. Painted in hues contrary to those found in nature, Smith's sculptures were constructed to stand in concert with the dramatic Adirondack landscape of the fields surrounding his home and studio in Bolton Landing, New York. In 1950 the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute was founded as a permanent home for the private art collection of Sterling and Francine Clark. In 1955 Sterling-who was an avid horseman with strong family ties to Williamstown and Cooperstown, New York-and his wife Francine presided at the official opening of the museum, sharing their magnificent yet little-known collection with the world for the first time. Since the founding, the museum has gained international stature for the quality of its collection, innovative special exhibitions, and Research and Academic Program. « less
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
This famous theater, located in the Berkshires, presents several productions each summer.
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications... more » Owner description: WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects. At the heart of the Williams College campus the museum draws on the collaborative and multidisciplinary ethos of the surrounding college to enliven the more than 14,000 works in its growing collection. The museum and its collection is a catalyst for student learning and community engagement. Situated in the rich cultural landscape of the Berkshires, WCMA is free and open to all. « less
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Movie Theaters; Amusements
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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Category: ; Specialty Shops; Ranches/Farms
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Wellness Spas
Owner description: A Spa Like No Other Our beautiful nine sided spa began its life as a grist mill in 1762 and is perched on the west bank of... more » Owner description: A Spa Like No Other Our beautiful nine sided spa began its life as a grist mill in 1762 and is perched on the west bank of the Green River. We offer massage therapy, facials, skin care, manicure & pedicures, a private outdoor hot tub and a relaxed atmosphere. Our goal is to provide our guests with exceptional services, a beautiful setting and reasonable prices. Located in Williamstown, MA. Only minutes from the Clark Art Institute, Williams College, Williamstown Theater Festival, MASS MoCA & Jiminy Peak. « less
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Ranches/Farms
Owner description: From a pair of Modernist houses nestled against a hillside, you'll admire Mount Greylock rising across the valley. Follow... more » Owner description: From a pair of Modernist houses nestled against a hillside, you'll admire Mount Greylock rising across the valley. Follow trails past fields and marsh and wander through manicured gardens graced by sculptures. « less
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both... more » Owner description: Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both novice hikers and serious naturalists. « less
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
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Ranked #13 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Category: Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: This library houses rare editions of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and... more » Owner description: This library houses rare editions of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. « less
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