Exhibits at Jacob's Pillow
Take in a variety of art and photography exhibits to enliven and deepen your Festival experience.
Free to Explore
Diverse exhibits feature outstanding dance imagery in a variety of exhibition spaces and theatre lobbies. All exhibits are free and open to the public throughout the Festival to augment performances and celebrate the Pillow’s rich history.
Festival 2016 Exhibits
Lois Greenfield: Moving Still
Open daily, noon through final curtain
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.
Building the Pillow
Ted Shawn Theatre Lobby
Open 60 minutes prior to all Ted Shawn Theatre performances
While seemingly unchanged and timeless in many ways, the beloved structures of the Pillow’s National Historic Landmark grounds 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.
Hirschfeld On The Move
Doris Duke Theatre Lobby
Open 60 minutes prior to all Doris Duke Theatre performances
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.
More Dance to Discover
Housed in Blake’s Barn (next to the Box Office), the Pillow’s extensive Archives and the new Norton Owen Reading Room open a window to the past, present, and future, and exemplify founder Ted Shawn’s mission to broaden appreciation for dance. The general public is invited to view videos, explore photos and programs, or browse the extensive dance library, while on display are recent donations from Ruth St. Denis’s family and more treasures from the Stephan Driscoll Collection. Open daily throughout the season from noon to 10pm (Wednesdays through Saturdays) and noon to 5pm (Sundays through Tuesdays).
“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.”
The New York Times
More to Explore at the Pillow
Visit the Reading Room
Visit the Reading Room
Connect with Jacob’s Pillow history when you explore photographs, programs, books, posters, films, and recent HD video in the Archives.
Interact with artists and experts in the field at free in-depth discussions, moderated interviews, film screenings, and book signings, moderated by Scholars-in-Residence.