GREATER NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
This city’s Ivy League campus anchors its growing arts scene.
1. The best place to catch a rising star is the YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA, alma mater of actor (and local son) Paul Giamatti.
2. Fossils and dinosaur exhibits abound at the YALE UNIVERSITY PEABODY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.
3. The newly renovated YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY has more than 200,000 works, among them masterpieces by Calder, Hopper, and Pollock.
BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
Art, dance, theater, and music make a Berkshires trip a mind-opening experience.
1. MASS MOCA‘s new three-story Sol LeWitt exhibit is the modern-art museum’s tour de force.
2. James Taylor and the Boston Pops are among the talented musical elite that play al fresco concerts at TANGLEWOOD.
3. Though miles from Broadway, the WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL‘s talent often includes celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow.
GREATER PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
The capital city’s reinvigorated downtown hosts top-notch museums and theater venues.
1. Some 84,000 objets d’art, from Warhol paintings to Egyptian sarcophagi, are displayed at the RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN’S MUSEUM OF ART.
2. Recent performances at the SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE have included Clifford Odets’s Awake and Sing! and Phyllis Nagy’s The Scarlet Letter.
3. Catch art-house flicks at the CABLE CAR CINEMA, a railcar-garage-turned-theater.