Celebrating 20 years of public access to the Pillow Archives, Blake's Barn will re-open in 2015 following an exciting expansion. Stop by the new Reading Room to enjoy additional video stations and displays, with even more ways to discover dance.

To enliven and deepen each visitor's experience, Jacob's Pillow offers a variety of art and photography exhibits that augment Festival programming and celebrate the Pillow's rich history. All exhibits are free and open to the public throughout the Festival. Housed in Blake's Barn (next to the Box office), the Pillow's extensive Archives open a window to the past, present, and future, and exemplify founder Ted Shawn's mission to broaden appreciation for dance. For more information on past exhibits, visit archives.jacobspillow.org/exhibits

Visitors across the globe can experience decades of dance at the Pillow through our online video archive, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive. Visit danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org to experience it yourself.

2015 Exhibits

Blake's Barn; open Tuesday through Sunday, noon through final curtain
Highlights of landmark exhibitions by Jules Feiffer, Lois Greenfield, Al Hirschfeld, and more are shown together for the first time, heralding the coexistence of past and present in the Pillow's future. The new Reading Room features treasures from the Stephan Driscoll Collection, an ongoing gift to the Pillow. 

Ted Shawn Theatre Lobby; open 60 minutes pre-performance
Former New York City Ballet dancer Kyle Froman is now a photographer, capturing performers on Broadway and in leading companies worldwide. In this exclusive exhibition he juxtaposes dancers with architecture in highly original and surprising ways, revealing new facets in both bodies and structures. 

Doris Duke Theatre Lobby; open 60 minutes pre-performance
A celebrated designer, illustrator, and artist, Ivan Chermayeff has created familiarly iconic images for prominent clients such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian, and won numerous awards. With Tom Geismar, he co-founded the internationally known New York City design firm of Chermayeff & Geismar in 1955, and his designs for Jacob's Pillow in the 1980s and 90s are remembered for their bold vision and originality. This exhibit features a range of new and vintage designs, highlighting a collection now available for purchase. 


"Performances, talks, exhibitions, open classes and films and videos seem to sprout up everywhere as one walks across lawns, past gardens and into the rustic theaters, studios and exhibition centers."
- Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

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