There is so much to do in Pittsfield MA. The group also went to the Farmer’s Market.
We explored the shopping downtown.
Went to breakfast at Dotties Coffee Lounge. Note that even though there are tables, there is no waiter service, you have to order at the counter. They have great coffee choices, baked goods, oatmeal and sandwich’s.
Took in the local arts, which is all over the town.
Right before we headed back home we met the artist who has murals all over Pittsfield including the art for the Berkshire Flyer. Pittsfield artist Jesse Tobin McCauley who based her mural on the original poster. She carefully brushed peppermint green paint inside a row of triangles to represent the Berkshire mountains. Her mural is one of the first things you will see when they get off the train.
I look forward to coming back to Pittsfield and learning more.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.