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BECKET, MA: Jacob's Pillow Festival Exhibits & Archives (Ongoing)

BECKET, MA: Jacob's Pillow Festival Exhibits & Archives (Ongoing)


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival


Jacob's Pillow Grounds
Becket, MA


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:00pm daily through August 26, 2018



Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival



Gotta Dance, Too!

Blake’s Barn, June 20-August 26

Open Wed-Sat noon to final curtain (approx. 10pm) and Sun-Tues noon to 5pm; FREE

This select group of original movie posters follows up on the hugely popular 2014 Gotta Dance exhibit with a different set of rarities from the collection of award-winning design director Mike Kaplan. More than 75 vintage posters feature classic films and stars like Fred Astaire, Josephine Baker, Gene Kelly, and other screen legends, excitingly illustrated in vibrant color.  


Dance of the Ages

Ted Shawn Theatre Lobby, June 20-August 26  

Open 60 minutes prior to every performance


Commemorating the 80th anniversary of Dance of the Ages, a culminating achievement by Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, this exhibit also highlights a full reconstruction of the work to be performed by Adam H. Weinert at Jacob’s Pillow, September 21-23. The exhibit features images, memorabilia, and costumes from the original 1938 production, many on view for the first time.



Doris Duke Theatre Lobby, June 20-August 26  

Open 60 minutes prior to every performance


Netta Yerushalmy has created a new performance work entitled Paramodernities with its premiere on deconstructing classic dances by pioneering choreographers. Historic Pillow images from one of these, Alvin Ailey’s iconic Revelations, are displayed here and juxtaposed with Christopher Duggan’s photos and text from Yerushalmy’s 2018 re-examination, premiering August 8-12.


Jacob’s Pillow Archives/Norton Owen Reading Room

Blake‘s Barn, June 20-August 26

Open daily, Wed-Sat noon to final curtain (approx. 10pm) and Sun-Tue noon to 5pm


This spacious, informal library and reading room allows impromptu visitors to view videos, browse through books, access the Pillow's computer catalog, or peruse permanent collections of Pillow programs and photographs from the Pillow‘s Archives. The Norton Owen Reading Room also features recent donations and more archival treasures from the Stephan Driscoll Collection. Jacob‘s Pillow Dance Interactive, available on a popular touch-screen kiosk in the Reading Room, provides instant access to rare film clips ranging from the present day back to the 1930s.

Collaborative Exhibit at Williams College Museum of Art  

Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob’s Pillow, 1906-1940

June 29-November 11


The Williams College Museum of Art has created an eye-popping new exhibit with costumes, set pieces, and other historic artifacts from the collections at Jacob’s Pillow. On view through November 11, this exhibit offers a rare chance to see items from the dawn of American modern dance, tracing the evolution of this contemporary art form. More information at wcma.williams.edu

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