Celebrating 20 years of public access to the Pillow Archives, Blake's Barn reopened at the start of Festival 2015 following an exciting expansion. Stop by the new Norton Owen 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. 


Accompanying the publication of Greenfield's newest book, this exhibit celebrates the recent work of a singular artist who has defined dance photography for decades. In addition to her signature gravity-defying images, this exclusive exhibit debuts her latest collection of enigmatic moments, caught beneath the threshold of perception. The new Norton Owen Reading Room features recent donations from Ruth St. Denis's family and more treasures from the Stephan Driscoll Collection. 
Blake's Barn; open daily, noon through final curtain; FREE

While seemingly unchanged and timeless in many ways, the beloved structures of this National Historic Landmark have been in constant transition for more than 200 years. Some rare photographs of the site's development are shared here along with hints of what may be ahead. 
Ted Shawn Theatre Lobby; open 60 minutes pre-performance; FREE

The legendary Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) loved dance and captured movement with uncanny economy of line. One of his last masterworks was a commissioned study of Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow (now available on new merchandise in The Pillow Store), and it's seen here among nine decades of other dance images in an exclusive exhibition created with the Al Hirschfeld Foundation. 
Doris Duke Theatre Lobby; open 60 minutes pre-performance; FREE


"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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