Making News

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

Williamstown Theatre Festival shows don’t just stop in Williamstown. Many recent productions are making it to Broadway, too, says The New York Times.

The Clark’s Renoir show (“Renoir: The Body, The Senses”) continues to inspire critical praise and inquiry. Read this review from The New Yorker‘s always-entertaining art critic Peter Schjeldahl.

Critics are amazed at the work on display in The Clark’s summer exhibition on Ida O’Keeffe (extended until October 14th!). Here’s what Roberta Smith of the New York Times has to say. 

The Clark is knocking it out of the park this summer with compelling shows. The Boston Globe takes a listen to the sound installation, “The Forty Part Motet.”

The New York Times gives the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” a triumphant review. 

The Washington Post urges us to catch the Renoir exhibition, “Renoir: The Body, The Senses” at The Clark!

The Boston Globe takes us on an immersive review of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s show Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass on view at Mass MoCA.

Curbed Boston recommends Williamstown and North Adams as the “perfect escape for those looking to leap beyond the hullabaloo of urban life, if only for a weekend or a few days.”

Architectural Digest gives high praise to local institutions in “A Perfect Fall Weekend in the Berkshires.”

Conde Nast begins their “Ultimate New England Fall Road Trip” right here in the Northern Berkshires.

The Boston Globe recommends autumn hiking adventures in the Berkshires.

The New York Times reviews the world premiere musical Lempicka and Williamstown Theatre Festival, based on the real-life story of the artist Tamara de Lempicka, who fled Russia during the revolution for Paris between the world wars.

The New Yorker also has an eye on WTF, this time on a revival: Carson McCuller’s Member of the Wedding.

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 hip new 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 New York Times wandered through Mass MoCA’s new Building 6 when it opened in summer 2017.

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.