Patriots beat the Seahawks in the SuperBowl. Remember that? Well, there was a museum bet. 6 days shy of Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast masterpiece by Albert Bierstadt returning to its home in Seattle Art Museum, caught it at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. A wall-sized stormy seascape worthy of a visit. That was just a bonus.
Van Gogh and Nature is a special exhibition at The Clark. Monday a great day to have the place to ourselves. Pretty much. Vincent spent time in France studying impressionists in their rural habitats. Pointillism at Auvers, Arles. Who knew?
The Clark’s newly expanded modern grounds, granite walls around a pool. Culture and cows in the Berkshires on a beautiful afternoon.
Lunch outside at Pera Bistro near Williams College campus. Only an hour from home on the scenic byways.