Press About The Berkshires

Looking for a Unique Summer Getaway? An Unconventional Museum Awaits in The Berkshires

Nearly all the nation’s great art museums are in major cities, but a visit to the Berkshires countryside this summer can bring you to a museum that likes to be different in locale, approach and presentation.

Last month, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, Massachusetts, opened an exhibition that invites visitors to look through a cinemascopic aperture and watch performers jump into icy water. The exhibition entitled A Cold Hole is the work of conceptual artist Taryn Simon who says that cold-water immersion has historically been used for public demonstration, proof of worship or praise and a means to seek reassurance and empowerment. Read more about MASS MoCA.>>