8pm, Hunter Center, MASS MoCA This work-in-progress showing offers a first look at the new all-star collaboration between actor Jon Hamm, director/choreographer Danielle Agami, and Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche — a ravishing piece of multidisciplinary performance that explores the beautiful, simple absurdity of desire.
A dancer under colored light glides like an impressionist brushstroke. In the galleries painted tulips bloom and boats drift on the Seine, and on the stage an agile woman recalls Paris a century ago. Art museums tease the senses here, and art shows encourage celebration, discovery and fresh creativity.
- Williamstown gathers more art historians per capita than any place in the world, according to Michael Conforti, former longtime director of the Clark Art Institute.
- Among the colleges and museums, artists, playwrights, directors, composers and choreographers come to create, perform and develop new work and offer a broad pool of expertise in the Berkshires.
- This creative community translates into new ideas, art festivals and bright dinner conversations at cafe tables, and Brooklyn musicians sharing a beer under the upside down trees.