The Berkshires and the Boston area lured me in 2005

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.

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