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 2017 Exhibits

Jacob's Pillow Jumps

Blake’s Barn

Open daily, noon through final curtain

Celebrating 85 seasons of Jacob's Pillow, this exclusive new collection of original images connects today's artists with the pioneering dancers of yesteryear. From John Lindquist's iconic photos of the Men Dancers to Christopher Duggan's current season image of Camille A. Brown—with scores of others in between—these dancers truly soar. The new Norton Owen Reading Room features recent donations and more treasures from the Stephan Driscoll Collection.

Inside the Dancer's Art

Ted Shawn Theatre Lobby

Open daily, noon through final curtain

In her thirty-year career of photographing and interviewing veteran and emerging dancers, Rose Eichenbaum has elicited eloquent, poetic, and insightful descriptions of the inner world of the dancer's life and art. This exhibit encompasses highlights from her new book for Wesleyan University Press, including many Pillow images.

Maira Kalman's Principles of Uncertainty

Doris Duke Theatre Lobby

Open daily, noon through final curtain

In tandem with her Dance Heginbotham collaboration premiering this season, one-of-a-kind artist and author Maira Kalman shares some favorite images in this exhibition created especially for the Pillow. Both whimsical and brilliant, Kalman's work explores the intersections of dance, life, and art in unexpected ways.

Eiko Otake's A Body In Places

Doris Duke Theatre Porch

Open daily, July 5-30

A Body in Places is a solo project by Japanese-born artist Eiko Otake inspired by the stillness, shape, light, and sound of diverse spaces, resulting in unique and riveting movement theater. Eiko began this project by traveling to the site of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, where she danced in desolate spaces with photographer William Johnston as the sole witness. Johnston’s images are captured in the the photo exhibition A Body in Fukushima.

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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).

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