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Doug Aitken New Horizon Happening at the Field Farm

  • Guest House at Field Farm 554 Sloan Road Williamstown, MA, 01267 United States (map)

Imagine a 100-foot-tall mirrored hot air balloon floating over our inspiring landscapes reflecting and illuminating the world in new and unexpected ways. Its appearances initiate live events—happenings that are each unique gatherings of brilliant minds and groundbreaking artists. Exhilarating music, intriguing conversations, plus food and drink, mean fun for all ages. Come experience artist Doug Aitken’s incomparable vision, the once-in-a-lifetime wonder called New Horizon.

This ticketed event engages with The Future of Culture and features a dialogue with Doug Aitken himself and Pedro Alonzo and music from Destroyer and No Age. Buy your tickets here

About Field Farm: The northern Berkshires provide a perfect natural backdrop to the pair of Modernist homes that are the showpieces of this singular property. Surrounding the two architectural gems (one is now a bed-and-breakfast and one is open for guided tours) are more than 300 acres of open fields, woods and wetlands, through which four miles of footpaths meander.

The two houses here are terrific illustrations of trends in post-World War II architecture.  Featuring an unparalleled view of Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts' highest peak, Field Farm is a refreshing change from your usual bed & breakfast. Edwin Goodell, Jr. designed the 1948 Bauhaus-inspired house for Lawrence and Eleanor Bloedel, avid modern art and furniture collectors of the time. Modern artwork adorns the interiors, and the surrounding landscaped gardens boast thirteen sculptures, including works by Richard M. Miller and Herbert Ferber. The house itself is almost a museum of modern furnishings, featuring reproduced Eileen Gray tables and George Nelson saucer pendant lamps in the Master bedroom, and a Noguchi coffee table, Kagan sofas, and a reproduction Eames chair in the living room.

The Trustees is a non-profit that preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. Their network of over 100 farms, historic homes, and wooded areas spans from The Berkshires to the Cape and Islands and everywhere in between.

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