Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, MASSMoCA, the Norman Rockwell Museum... these are but a few of the Berkshire museums and performance spaces that attract MILLIONS of visitors each year who hail from Philadelphia to Boston and beyond.
This thorough guide provides a detailed description of each attraction and gives samples of contemporary events. The authors, regionally based journalists who specialize in writing about art, dance, music, and theater, respectively, chronicle the development of Berkshire cultural venues, offer characterizations for each place, and provide practical information about the sites today. More than a guide, this book conveys an understanding of the mission, spirit, history, and atmosphere of each place and explores its impact and value in the context of culture in the Berkshires. This guide is indispensable for both visitors and residents.