Making News

This corner of the mountains may look out of the way, but the world is looking at us — and coming to visit. Here’s what they’re saying …

The New York Times enjoys Williams College Museum of Art’s summer show as the museum looks inside pioneering modern dancer Ted Shawn’s trunks from the archives at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

Vanity Fair takes a look inside the new Tourists motel, the vision of Eric Kerns, developer Ben Svenson, Brooklyn Magazine founder Scott Stedman, San Fransisco chef Cortney Burns and musician and Wilco bassist John Stirratt.

Artnews recognizes that Williams College Museum of Art has just brought in Pamela Franks as its new director, starting in September. Franks has been at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven since 2004, most recently as senior deputy director and curator of modern and contemporary art.

The Today Show has tapped the Berkshires — including The Clark Art Institute, Mass MoCA and Cricket Creek Farm — as one of Four Unexpected Places to Visit on Memorial Day.

Martyna Majok, the nationally acclaimed playwright who brought The Cost of Living to Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2016, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in drama for it — congratulations!

New Yorkers are coming — the New York Times asks why the Northern Berkshires are catching on,  with plans for a new cultural corridor and a San Fransisco chef at the new Tourists hotel …

The New York Times takes a look at Hancock Shaker Village’s expanding summer plans — music, art and more …

Travel and Leisure has named the Berkshires as one of the 50 best places to travel in 2018.

The Boston Globe finds the Clark Art Institute’s winter 2018 exhibit, Drawn to Greatness, “a magnificant showcase” of 500 years of Western drawings.

The Washington Post praises “a wealth of dazzling works” in Drawn to Greatness as well.

The New York Times wandered through Mass MoCA’s new Building 6 when it opened in summer 2017 and found it “a weird and wonderful place. … The stillness is eerie, the empty spaces luxuriant and seemingly all yours.”

In September 2017, Thomas Krens — Williams alum, former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and one of the movers behind Mass MoCA — talked with the Globe about his plans for a network of museums between Williamstown and North Adams.

J.K. Rowling announces that Ilvermorny, the American school of witchcraft and wizardry, the counterpart to Hogwarts, is hidden here, on top of Mount Greylock.

Sawyer Library at Williams College has won a Library Building Award from the American Institute of Architects.

The Boston Globe explores the heights at Ramblewild.