On a recent "art and culture tour", our first stop in western Massachusetts was Williamstown, just south of the Vermont border. Williamstown is the perfect little college town, as though designed by Disney. It is home to Williams College, established in 1793.
|street view as seen from the entrance to the art museum|
of Williams College
|The Williams College campus is bisected|
by the main street through town.
|John Singer Sargent, Smoke of Ambergris, 1880|
|Camille Pissarro, Piette's House at Montfoucault, 1874|
|Camille Pissarro, Route de Versailles, Louveciennes, Rain Effect, 1870|
What else did we see in Massachusetts? The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge is definitely worth a couple of hours. We had an excellent tour of The Mount, the turn-of-the-century home of author Edith Wharton, that gave us a glimpse into her life and times. Her estate includes formal gardens and fifty acres of beautiful woodland.
|The Mount, home to Edith Wharton, in Lenox|
There is one more art-themed attraction in Massachusetts that I want to share with you, but it will have to wait for an upcoming post.