“What do performance artist Meow Meow and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright have in common? They’re both on the schedule for this summer’s opening of the Tanglewood Learning Institute.
In large part, TLI is an attempt to tie Western art of the 19th century to the 21st century world we live in. And TLI has plenty of Berkshire buddies to go along for the ride. It used to be that a trip to Western Mass. was reconnecting oneself to the artistic glories of the past — Beethoven, Monet, Shakespeare — while contemplating the glories of the Berkshires. But now virtually every arts organization is trying to open its doors to contemporary, diverse artists and younger, more diverse audiences as well. It’s part of the DNA for some organizations, like MASS MoCA and Jacob’s Pillow, but it’s no less true these days for Shakespeare & Company or Clark Art.”
Published on July 10, 2019, 10 Artsy Spots To Visit In The Berkshires This Summer Where Yesterday Meets Today on 90.9 wbur.
Photo: A detail from Titus Kaphar’s “Seeing Through Time 2” is part of MASS MoCA’s “Suffering from Realness” exhibit. Courtesy of the artist/Reginald and Aliya Brown.