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museum housing many works and studio of one of the most famous residents Norman Rockwell. He lived and worked for many years there, including local sites in his paintings and using local residents in his famous illustra- tions for the Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. The Norman Rockwell Museum is a fabulous repository of many the artist’s famous works and is open daily year round. It is a favorite site for tour groups and also presents programs of interest. Rockwell’s most famous paintings, “The Four Freedoms” are on display in the museum, and are always worth pondering. The sites that I have highlighted are only a few of the places to visit and explore in the area—and I will definitely return to the Fabulous Berkshires again! Happy Traveling! Norman Rockwell’s Art Studio Stockbridge, MA Freedom of Speech The Clark: clarkart.edu By Norman Rockwell Visit any of the websites The Four Freedoms is a series of four 1943 oil paintings by listed here for more information. MA Museum of Contemporary Art: massmoca.org Crane Museum: facebook.com/cranemuseum The Mount: edithwharton.org Jacob’s Pillow Dance: jacobspillow.org American artist Tanglewood: tanglewood.org Norman Rockwell. Norman Rockwell Museum: nrm.org The paintings are Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. b o sto n sympho ny o rch estra ju n e 17 – s e pte mbe r 3 Lenox is probably best known as the home of Tangle- wood, the iconic summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The very mention of the named Tanglewood evokes magical memories of outstanding musical moments. Ironically the idea of outstanding music being presented in the Berkshire setting came about when some summer residents invited members of the New York Philharmonic to perform an outdoor concert in August 1934. This was so successful it was repeated in 1935 and 1936 and ultimately a local family estate was offered as a gift to Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony as a summer home. The first concert, an a ll Beethoven program was held in 1937 with the orches- tra housed in a tent and the audience spilling out onto the lawn. Thus Tanglewood as we know it was born and as the saying goes, “the rest is musical history!” This year the Tanglewood organization has announced a $30 million dollar expansion of facilities and educational opportunities and thus the legendary institution goes on. Continuing south of Lenox we come to Stockbridge, a year round village with many places of interest including the Red Lion Inn with fine food and lodgings and the Enjoy classical music with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, joined by world-renowned guest artists, along with concerts featuring the Boston Pops, popular artists, and more, at the idyllic summer home of the BSO. Tickets on sale now! 888-266-1200 • tanglewood.org