|An elderhostel "Five Museums in 5 Days," based in North Adams, took us to the Clark Institute in Williamstown, the Bennington Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, the MassMoCa in North Adams, and the Williams College Art Museum. Some highlights.|
|At Porches Inn, North Adams||Porches Inn, North Adams|
|At the Bennington Art Museum||Exploding Cars at Mass MoCA in North Adams||North Adams has a lot of church spires|
|Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge||Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown||View around Stockbridge, from Norman Rockwell Museum Studio|
|Memorial Chapel, Williams College||Williams College Museum of Art|
|Hoosick River in Williamstown||In Williams College Museum of Art||The Cat on the Lap in a Renoir at the Clark|
|Bennington Museum||Old State House, Boston||Emily Dickinson's House in Amherst|
|Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston||David Brooke, our inexhaustible lecturer||Clark Art Institute, Williamstown|
After our elderhostel, I took the bus to Boston to visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Gardner Museum nearby, where I spent the whole afternoon. The next day I took the train to Salem to see the Yin Yu Tang, a 200 year old Chinese house, which has been relocated from China and put together at the Peabody Essex Museum.
|Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston||Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston|
|The Yin Yu Tang upper hall||screen from the upper hall||
The Peabody Essex has a lot of maritime art and arts from Asia.