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GET TO KNOW GEORGE & SUZY

Visit the home of American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate in the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts. View their paintings, frescoes, and sculpture; experience their exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art.

Australian Vogue features the Berkshires

"An abundance of art, food and nature make the Berkshires an idyllic (and interesting) country escape.." writes Natalie Shukur in the month's Australian Vogue magazine.  She curates a pictorially lush travelogue of accomodations, restaurants and art venues including the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio.  Read the whole article right here!

From Paris to the Berkshires--Modern Architecture Slide lecture

Click here to enjoy the slide lecture by University of Virginia Architecture Department Chair Richard Guy Wilson as he describes the origins of the Le Corbusier-inspired Morris Studio, built in 1931 in Lenox, Massachusetts.  The 38 minute video of the lecture this past season is full of information detailing the rise of Modern architecture in Europe and America. 

$25,000 Grant approved by the Lenox Conservation Preservation Committee

This matching grant will help pay for the completion of the repair to the four rear patios and has been a catalyst to continue and expand engineering probes.  A probe last month uncovered steel beams in a critical area eliminating mysteries for the engineer's calculations.  We look forward to final approval at the Town Meeting in May.  Thank you committee members and Land Use Director/Town Planner Gwen Miller.

Suzy Frelinghuysen's "Composition" sells for $552,500 at Christie's sale of Ebsworth Estate setting record

Frelinghuysen's painting sold for over three times its high estimate and far surpassed her previous auction record of $85,000. "Composition" measures 40"x30" and was painted in 1943, incorporating corregated cardboard as a collage element.  Appearing wholly abstract at first, it actually refers to the image of a bullfighter.  Renowned collector and travel entrepreneur Barney A. Ebsworth bought the painting in the 1970's adding to his collection based on the rise of American Art in the 20th century.  He exhibited his collection widely across the United States.