Thursday, December 02, 2010

Summer Theatre in the Berkshires as an Elderhostel (Road Scholar}

Our first Elderhostel cum Exploritas cum Road Scholar program in July/August took us to various summer theatres in the Berkshires.  We stayed at the Williams Inn, Williamstown MA and were literally in the heart of the Williams College campus.  The picture below shows the front of the Williams College Theatre where we saw a marvelous production of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN.

We saw plays at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Bershire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare and Company, and the Barrington Stage Company.
Within easy walking distance of our motel were the fine Williams College Art gallery and the presdigious Clark Art Institute--both of which we visited.  Strolling the campus was a particular delight. Our favorite spot was the Williams College Art gallery.  It had some more Sol Lewitt panels, a good historical collection, and a huge inflated great white whale that occupied an entire room.  The whale was in homage to Herman Melville whose home is not far away. 

Eye Sculpture outside the Williams College Art Gallery

Flower that caught my eye on the campus
Road Scholar presentation by Staff member at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Another part of our program was a visit to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The main exhibit was the extraordinary "Picaso Looks at Degas," but the Stone Hill Center--a short walk up a hill near the main museum complex--was just as fascinating because of the views and outdoor figures of Juan Munoz.  See the pics below.

Some Road Scholars entering Stone Hill Center at the Clark

Entrance to the featured exhibit in the main museum 

Munoz figures with Mt. Greylock in background

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