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Dreaming of the West

The exhibition combines two separate collections in two different media, each presenting a perspective on the American West around the time of the Gilded Age. The exhibit features the reality depicted in glass-plate photographs taken by Evelyn Cameron highlighting pioneer life in the Montana Territory at the turn-of-the-20th century, juxtaposed against the historically-based, yet romantic […]

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Cider House Rules

In the summer of 1998 Miramax made arrangements to use the exterior of the Ventfort Hall mansion as the orphanage for the film adaptation of the John Irving novel Cider House Rules. Lenox, together with Northampton, Massacusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine was a brief home to the creation of this Oscar-winning film. With Tobey Maguire […]

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Berkshire Designer Showcase (2011)

A musicians gallery becomes an Italian loggia, a wool felt and Astroturf carpet transports the outdoors into a whimsically decorated sitting room, “Hollywood Glam” is the theme for a Gentleman’s Dressing Room, a Gilded Age bedroom is decorated authentically inspired by an original inventory list, willow trees hand painted on canvas and encompassing an entire […]

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