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REPORT FROM LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

CONNECTIONS: Life and loves in the Gilded Age

What makes the gossip about Hannah Lydig peculiar is that it was not engendered by the behavior of living people, but only behavior after death.

CONNECTIONS: Rotch and Tilden, the High Society architects

The cottagers knew one another, served on one another’s boards, gave to one another’s causes, intermarried and brought each other to the Berkshires.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire ‘cottages,’ then and now

The size of these Gilded Age estates helped create South County’s unique beauty and semi-rural character. For a video tour of the cottages, go to the end of the article.

Bits & Bytes: Chamber music in Lenox; ‘Curiosities Under Glass’ at Ventfort Hall; Bernard Drew on waterpowered industry; Charlotte Salomon talk

Historian and author Bernard Drew will present local stories from his new book about how waterpower shaped Berkshire towns and their industries.
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