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History, Art and the Mystique of the Berkshires

Neill-Cochran House Museum Study Tour # 18

Wednesday, October 18 - Sunday, October 22, 2023

DAY 1 (Wednesday, October 18) — Travel and intro

Flights to Albany

Tour New York State Capitol, a key monument of Beaux-Arts architecture

Transfer to Stockbridge

Hotel check-in: historic Red Lion Inn (1773) 4 nights, breakfast daily

Welcome dinner in our hotel

DAY 2 (Thursday, October 19) — Stockbridge, lunch included

"Chesterwood," 1897 summer estate and studio of the "Lincoln" sculptor, Daniel Chester French; NTHP property

The Mount, home of Edith Wharton; private tour, lunch at Terrace Café Norman Rockwell Museum & Studio, 1969, world's largest collection of Rockwell's original art Naumkeag, 1886 country estate in the Shingle Style of famed Beaux-Arts firm McKim, Meade & White

DAY 3 (Friday, October 20) — Lennox and Pittsfield, lunch included

"Arrowhead," home to Herman Melville during his most productive years (1850 - 63) Hancock Shaker Village, a commune organized in the 1790's, active until 1960; lunch at Bimi's Café Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio (1941 and 1930), dream house of an artistic couple, abstract modernists

DAY 4 (Saturday, October 21) — North Adams and Williamstown, lunch included at the Clark

Clark Art Institute, known worldwide for its 19th-century art and exhibitions MASS MoCA, one of the US's largest centers of contemporary art Susan B. Anthony Museum, "Organize, agitate, educate" - Susan B. Anthony

DAY 5 (Sunday, October 21) — Albany Finale and Travel

Farewell brunch at Iron Gate Café

Albany Institute of History and Art, America's first art museum

Transfer to Albany airport for homeward flights

Contact me for more information or to register. We hope you can join us on this spectacular tour!

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