Did you know you could check out passes for free admission to area museums? We have passes for the following institutions:
“Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.”
“At the Berkshire Museum, there’s something for everyone. We offer a unique blend of exhibitions, galleries, and attractions for families of all ages. See exhibitions, fine art, and sculpture from around the world. Explore our touch tank and aquarium. Be amazed at our collection of artifacts from Native American cultures and ancient cultures of Egypt, China, and more. Marvel at the technology that awaits in the new Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation.”
Our season begins in April and runs through October. All of the historic buildings are open and you may walk through the Village at your own pace. The Discovery Room is also open with activities for children.
During our season, the Village springs to life with hands-on history. The 20 buildings of the historic Village draw visitors from around the world. From April through October, visitors may roam the Village at their own pace, talking with interpreters and choosing from a variety of craft demonstrations and programs. In the Visitors Center, exhibitions look deeper into specific aspects of Shaker life and place the Shakers into a broader American context. Guided tours are also available through advance arrangements.
(The Clark has free admission from October–May, no pass necessary.)
“At the heart of the Institute is its extraordinary collection of Impressionist and Old Master paintings whose refinement and appeal reflect the fact that the museum has grown from a core group of works carefully and personally chosen by the founders. The domestic and human scale of the galleries, with views out to the pond, surrounding fields, and distant mountains, fosters the contemplation and enjoyment of works of art in an intimate and warm setting: an unhurried experience with real works of art seemingly a world away from the virtual age. This is the hallmark of the Clark experience, an experience that is remembered forever by the thousands of visitors who come here annually from all over the world.”–The Clark has lovely walking paths, through meadows and woods, and is close to the Williams College Museum of Art, which has no admission charge.