|STAY COZY AT PORCHES DURING FALL'S CHILL!
Take this time of the year to soak up some rays of brilliant sun & Vitamin D before the temps move from chilly to cold! There are, as always, plenty of local hiking trails to get your blood flowing and don't forget about Porches' year-round heated pool and hot tub - they'll be sure to will warm your spirits just steps from your room. Check out our many getaway packages and specials we have to offer and be sure to make some time for yourself before winter settles in.
|FLY INTO FALL
Take to the skies by plane and see the beauty of the Berkshires from
above! A 25-minute flight for two will take you over Williams College,
Williamstown, North Adams, and Mount Greylock, the tallest in
Massachusetts. After your flight, ground yourself with a leisurely
stroll among the paintings in the Clark Art Institute. Available Sunday
through Thursday, the package is priced from $250 for two including the flight, 2 tickets to the Clark, overnight accommodations in a Deluxe room and our continental breakfast the next morning. Price includes tax and gratuities.
Note: As weather conditions can change
suddenly, the flight depends on a day with no fog. If foggy conditions
are present, the flight will be cancelled and the package price will be
***Available through October 31, 2008***
| SOL LEWITT: A WALL DRAWING RETROSPECTIVE OPENS NOVEMBER 16!
Be among the first to see this groundbreaking exhibition!
In a major collaboration among three institutions, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective
opens at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), in
Massachusetts, on November 16, 2008. The landmark
installation comprises forty years of work by Sol LeWitt, one of the
most influential contemporary artists of the last half century.
Conceived by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut,
in collaboration with the artist before his death in April 2007, the
project has been undertaken by the Gallery, MASS MoCA, and the Williams
College Museum of Art. The installation
will remain on view for twenty-five years, occupying a
27,000-square-foot historic mill building in the heart of MASS MoCA's
campus. The three-story building has been extensively reworked for this
exhibition by architects Bruner/Cott and Associates including a complex
sequence of new interior walls designed in close collaboration with
Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective will consist of one
hundred works-covering nearly an acre of wall surface-that LeWitt
created from 1968 to 2007. The works in the retrospective will be on
loan from numerous private and public collections worldwide.
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA
Check out the exhibit-in-progress
Ioka Valley Farm
It's Pumpkin Picking Time!
OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY through Oct. 26th
10am - 5:30pm (rain or shine)
Featuring New Pumpkin Racers! The Family Fun Center is open with the Pipeline Slide, Pedal Carts, and more!
* Pick-your-own Pumpkins & Indian Corn * Free Hayrides * Animal Petting Area * Pumpkin Slingshot * Corn Walk * Homemade Baked Goods * Ioka's Own Pure Maple Syrup & Natural Beef
* Calf-A is open serving Ioka's Roast Beef & Maple BBQ Sandwiches, snacks, and much more!
The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
George Goldner Lecture
November 2, 2008
Goldner, chairman of the department of drawings and prints at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art and connoisseur of Italian drawings, will
present a lively illustrated discussion of recent acquisitions of Old
Master drawings at the Met.
Also check out the new Stone Hill Center,
which opened on June 22, 2008. Homer and Sargent from the Clark includes twelve of the Clark's most important paintings by American artists Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent and will remain on view through November 30.
Located on a wooded hillside,
Stone Hill Center houses two new galleries in which the Clark will
present exhibitions highlighting its collection as well as works
representing periods and cultures not currently shown at the Clark. Galleries open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through November 30.
College Museum Of Art
Route 2, Williamstown, MA
Season Premiere Party
Thursday, October 16 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Celebrate the museum's new fall exhibitions followed by an artist's
Artist's Talk: Tina Barney
People, Places, and Things
Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College
In conjunction with Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community, which features selections from Barney's project, "The Europeans."
Tina Barney was born in 1945 in New York. Barney is best known for her
photographs documenting the lifestyle and relationships of her family
and close friends, many of whom belong to the social elite of New York
and New England. She was also one of the first photographers to explore
working in a "directorial" mode in the 1980s. Her photographs are often
carefully constructed, from the lighting to the poses and gestures of
her subjects. Barney's work can be found in the collections of the
George Eastman House, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Museum of
Modern Art, among others. She currently lives and works in Rhode Island.
MCLA Presents! Lecture Series
North Adams, MA
(413) 662-5204 for tickets
Class Divide with Anne Galjour
Monday, November 10, 2008; 7:30 p.m.
MCLA Gallery 51
Anne Galjour, who last captivated audiences in New England and across
the country with sold-out performances of her solo play, Hurricane,
will present her new work exploring class and culture throughout New
England. Based on dozens of interviews and story circles held with
folks throughout New England, including right here in North Adams, she
explores and shares her findings on class, and social divisions in our
The Porches Inn is a proud sponsor of MCLA Presents! '08/'09 series.
BERKSHIRE ART GALLERY GUIDES
Are you an art buff? Check out this comprehensive site which includes Northern & Southern Berkshire Art Gallery Guides to map out your top picks before you begin your trek. The Berkshires are filled with galleries tucked into side streets and these guides makes sure that you don't miss a thing!
|TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN FUN! Looking for something fierce & fun for Halloween night? Head to Café Latino in North Adams for their Annual Halloween Bash! "An Enchanted
Evening" begins at 9 pm and features DJ Joel Fever. Ghouls
and goblins galore! Prizes for best costumes!
21+, $4 cover
1111 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
413 662 2004
Didn't get your fill? Head to Haunted Day and Night at Houghton Mansion on November 1!
"Houghton Night with the Spirits," a
paranormal event and seminar, will be held on Saturday, November 1 at
the Masonic Temple on Church Street. Doors open at noon. Speaking
program begins at 1 PM.
This day and night long event will feature a series of Lecturers,
Authors, and Films all being held at the mansion. A $35.00 donation to
Lafayette Greylock Lodge of Masons is being asked for the all-access
Call (413) 652-7989 for information or visit the website.
Porches Inn is a proud sponsor of the
|The Porches Inn
231 River Street
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247