Former Guggenheim Director Oversees Cultural Expansion in Northern Berkshires

"Gallery" by John Benson licensed under CC BY 2.0
Gallery” by John Benson licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: New York Times

In an effort to draw more tourists to the northern Berkshires and boost the economy of North Adams, Mass., former governors William Weld and Michael Dukakis, along with former director of the Guggenheim, Thomas Krens, announced plans to build a “cultural corridor” between North Adams and Williamstown.

According to the New York Times, the initiative would include “…a new contemporary art museum, the renovation of a 1938 movie palace and the building of what Mr. Krens calls a museum for ‘extreme model railroading and contemporary architecture,’ all in or near North Adams.”

In both cities, cultural development is already well under way, including expansion projects for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (Mass MoCA).

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