Posts Tagged ‘The Clark Art Institute’

Summer in the Berkshires

May 25th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Guests come to our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast during the summer to bask in the beauty of nature and enjoy outdoor recreation. They also come to immerse themselves in the extraordinary art and culture that’s found here.

Appalachian Trail, Berkshires Massachusetts

Hike the Appalachian Trail this summer.

One day they can hike the Appalachian Trail. The next day they can visit world-renowned museums like The Clark and watch a performance by the Hong Kong Ballet. In between, they can dine in fabulous restaurants and lounge by the pool of our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast.

Each summer brings a plethora of festivals to the Berkshires. Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance, the two most widely known festivals, draw audiences from all over the world. Other festivals, such as the Berkshires Art Festival, are smaller but also well regarded. Guests of our Berkshires Inn find there is plenty to do during the summer, and also plenty of space in which to do nothing.

The truth is, the Berkshire region of Massachusetts is a marvelous place for a summer vacation. Come see for yourself.

 

 

Music at The Clark

February 20th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Did you know that there is music at The Clark Art Institute?

If you time your stay at our Berkshire Inn right, you’ll be able to enjoy the ongoing music series offered at The Clark. In the coming weeks, the Clark will play host to a varied lineup.

Live Music at The Clark Art Institute.

Arron and Park perform at The Clark on March 4.

  • Victor Hill Concert, Sunday, February 26, 2102. If you’ve never heard Victor Hill make music on his harpsichord, don’t miss this free solo recital. Bach’s “Chromatic Fantasy and Fuge” and selected sonatas by Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti will be featured, along with a suite by François Couperin. 3:00 p.m.
  • Dual Recital by Edward Arron (Cello) and Jeewon Park (Piano), Sunday, March 4, 2012. Chopin, Debussy, Beach, and Mendelssohn will be well treated by Arron and  Park. Meet the artists at a reception immediately following the concert. 3:00 p.m.
  • John Pizzarelli, Friday, April 6, 2012. This world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer is praised for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz” (The Boston Globe). It is sure to be a fun evening. 8:00 p.m.
  • The Clark will broadcast two Met “live in HD” operas in the coming weeks: Verdi’s Emani on Saturday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. and Massenet’s Manon on Saturday, April 7 at noon.

Add a little music to your time in Berkshire Bed and Breakfasts. Please see The Clark for a complete list of music events.

Step Out in the Berkshires

January 20th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Guests of our Berkshires Inn never lack for something to do.

The Mount, Edith Wharton´s Estate, The Berkshires, MA

Edith Wharton's Estate, The Mount.

The region has superlative outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing, paddling to zip-lining. It has some of the finest cultural offerings in the country: Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. It has world-class museums and historical sites: The Clark Art Institute, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, and Melville’s Arrowhead.

Many guests of our Berkshires B&B live in a city, either New York City, Boston, or Hartford. They come to the Berkshires to stretch out and breathe in the fresh air. Some are avid outdoorsmen, and want to spend all of their time exploring the mountains, lakes, and rivers of the Berkshires. Others are drawn to the quintessential New England small towns that surround our inn. Still other guests come to enjoy the many cultural offerings the region has to offer.

No matter what you do by day, consider stepping out in the evenings.

Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield offers a wide array of entertainment. Recent events include the great Elvis Birthday Bash, which featured both a young Elvis and Elvis from the ’70s. Upcoming events include Jamie Kent & The Options on February 2, T Bone Daddy, a rocking’ blues trio on the 9th, and The Duke’s Men of Yale: A Night of Love and Heartbreak with Da Doox! on February 11.

Of course, quiet evenings spent at our luxurious Berkshires Bed and Breakfast also hold great appeal.

Romantic Retreat in the Berkshires

April 12th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Romance Packages at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast are available through May, 2011. Our inn is inherently romantic: it is nestled on five beautiful, private acres; interior spaces are elegant yet comfortable; wine and cheeses are served each evening in front of the fire. Furthermore, our Bed and Breakfast Berkshires has been rated A+ as the “best place to kiss in the Berkshires”.

Romance packages at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast include:

  • in-room fireplace, ready to warm cool evenings
  • sumptuous gourmet dinner for two, served here at the inn
  • split of champagne
  • fine chocolates
The Kiss

Take advantage of the Romance Packages at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast, through May 2011.

This spring, a romantic getaway in the Berkshires may include long walks through our gardens, or a horseback ride through the woods. It may consist of golf in the morning and afternoons in Stockbridge and Lenox.  It may even include a night with the Metropolitan Opera (live in HD) at The Clark Art Institute.

Some folks prefer to spend most of their time relaxing at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast. It is a such a peaceful place for guests traveling from cities like Boston and New York. Evenings by the piano give way to lazy mornings and decadent breakfasts. Bring the person you most love.

Please see our Berkshires lodging specials for details about our Romance Packages. Call (800) 691-9012 to make a reservation.

Visit The Clark Art Institute

June 21st, 2009 by Applegate Inn

One of the most reputable and unique art museums in the world is near our Berkshires bed and breakfast. The Clark Art Institute is both a first class art museum and a highly acclaimed research museum with a mission to “advancing and extending the public understanding of art.” It is also located in a rural area, which is extremely rare for a museum of its kind.

The Clark is perhaps best known for its collection of French Impressionist paintings, which is extensive. In addition, world-renowned exhibits rotate through the museum. Now through October 18, visitors will have the opportunity to view “Through the Seasons: Japanese Art in Nature”. This exhibit features scrolls and screens from the seventeenth through 19th centuries, and contemporary ceramics: the works are linked by “emphasizing the inspirational role of nature in Japanese art” (Clark website). “Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence” runs through September 7, 2009; it explores the influence of Arthur Dove on O’Keeffe and her work. According to the Clark website, the artistic dialogue between O’Keeffe and Dove “yielded a form of modernism grounded in direct, emotional responses to nature, and their profound aesthetic connection helped shape the course of art in America.” Both of these exhibits are worth a trip to The Clark.

Located as it is in one of the most scenic areas of western Massachusetts, The Clark invites visitors to experience the outdoors through Geocaching. Bring your own GPS or borrow one free of charge from the museum and head into the wild. Geocaching is a game. Hikers use a GPS device to locate hidden containers (geocaches) full of treasures that were left behind by other geocachers. Leave your own treasure and then go in search of the next cache. It is a great way to get out into the fresh air, stretch your legs, and enjoy the beauty of the Berkshires.

Check out some of The Clark Art Institute specials that combine entry into the museum with tickets to Tanglewood. Our Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast is ideally situated to take advantage of both Tanglewood and The Clark, and we hope you do while you are staying here. When you feel the need to take a vacation from your vacation, simply pull up a chaise lounge and relax by the pool. Art, music, and relaxation – that is what summer is all about.

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