Norman Rockwell Museum is a 20-minute drive from Blantyre. It houses the world’s largest collection of original art by America’s favorite illustrator. His studio and a gift shop are open daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, or MassMoCA, is located about an hour north of Blantyre in North Adams, MA. Set in renovated industrial buildings of the former Sprague Electric complex, this vast setting provides an extraordinary space for contemporary art and sculpture.
Hancock Shaker Village is a 20 minute drive from Blantyre. It is the best Shaker museum in the country, with 12 restored buildings and a gift shop. It is open daily all year round.
Chesterwood was the home of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial. It is a wonderful museum with beautiful gardens. Open from May until mid-October.
Museum of the Gilded Age at Ventfort Hall has daily tours, many events throughout the years, and special exhibits. Please visit them at 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA and on the web at gildedage.org.
Frelinghuysen Morris Houseand Studio sits on a 46-acre estate next to Tanglewood. It was the home of American abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, and now showcases many of their works. Open July 4 – Columbus Day.
Crane Museum of Papermaking traces the history of papermaking in the United States.