Artists exhibit timelessness of the Gilded Age at The Mount

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Visitors contemplate a sculpture at The Mount during the 2019 SculptureNow opening reception that took place on June 9. The large-scale outdoor sculptures are on view now until Oct. 27.

In preserving the legacy of The Mount and author Edith Wharton, artists and curators utilize the grounds as a modern cultural center, said Michelle Daly, public programs director at The Mount.

“It’s about finding the speculative nature,” Daly said. “The Mount finds a way to honor legacies.”

One way that’s brought to fruition is by installing sculptural exhibits on the estate through a partnership with SculptureNow. Led by Executive Director Ann Jon since 1988, the SculptureNow outdoor art exhibit has colored the Berkshires nature in Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Lee, and even by the river at the Norman Rockwell Museum, according to their website.

But for the last seven years, SculptureNow has found its home at The Mount, located at 2 Plunkett St. in Lenox.

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