Event Calendar

Sep
5
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, June 6, the house will close at 12 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On Wednesday, June 24, the house will be closed and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, June 14
  • Saturday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 27
  • Saturday, July 11
  • Saturday, September 5
  • Saturday, September 12
  • Saturday, September 19
  • Saturday, September 26

We regret any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Sep
9
Wed
Lenox Community Evening at The Mount @ The Mount
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Wednesday, September 9th, Lenox residents are invited to walk the grounds at twilight and enjoy a rousing game of Bingo at 6 p.m. on the Terrace, courtesy of the Lenox Community Center and Council of Aging.  This is the third annual Lenox Community Evening at The Mount.

While the Whartons preferred to use their terrace for ping pong and star gazing, Edith would certainly have approved of the genteel European roots of the game Bingo.  The Mount’s first Bingo game, which took place on that same terrace in the summer of 2013, was a great success.

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Sep
12
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, June 6, the house will close at 12 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On Wednesday, June 24, the house will be closed and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, June 14
  • Saturday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 27
  • Saturday, July 11
  • Saturday, September 5
  • Saturday, September 12
  • Saturday, September 19
  • Saturday, September 26

We regret any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Sep
17
Thu
Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Darryl Pinckney @ The Stable at The Mount
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Darryl Pinckney. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.

Darryl Pinckney. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. This year’s featured authors tackle provocative and controversial topics including race, gender, class, marriage,and motherhood.

On September 17, Kate and Darryl Pinckney, editor of James Baldwin: Later Novels, will discuss contemporary race relations and the enduring influence of James Baldwin.

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new book is Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.

Discounts for Mount Members & Students

Members will receive a $3 discount per ticket for the Touchstones series. To receive the discount, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in member.

Students will receive free admission to the Touchstones series. To receive free admission, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in student.

Eventbrite - Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount

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Kate Bolick is the author of the New York Times bestseller Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Owna contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a freelance writer for The New York Times, Slate, and Vogue, among other publications. Previously, she was executive editor of Domino and a columnist for The Boston Globe. She has appeared on NBC’s Today show, CNN, MSNBC, and numerous NPR programs across the country. A recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, she holds a master’s in cultural criticism from New York University, where she also taught writing.

The Mount would like to thank Canyon Ranch for their generous sponsorship of this program.

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Sep
19
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, June 6, the house will close at 12 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On Wednesday, June 24, the house will be closed and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, June 14
  • Saturday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 27
  • Saturday, July 11
  • Saturday, September 5
  • Saturday, September 12
  • Saturday, September 19
  • Saturday, September 26

We regret any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Sep
22
Tue
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket @ The Stable at The Mount
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

10%20-%20JBPOTT_LOGO_SmallPlease note: We are currently in the process of rescheduling this event.  Please check back soon for a new date and time!

The Lift Ev’ry Voice 2015 Festival presents the award-winning film, now restored and re-mastered, about the late writer and civil rights activist, James Baldwin. The film captures what it means to be born black, impoverished, gay, and gifted in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.”

Director and producer Karen Thorsen will lead a talk-back following the 90 minute film.

Film Restoration & Digital Re-Mastering Made Possible by:

The Ford Foundation

The National Endowment for the Arts

Maysles Documentary Center

Stan & Joanne Marder

Goldcrest Post

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Sep
24
Thu
Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Meghan Daum @ The Stable at The Mount
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meghan Daum. Photo by Alan Zarembo.

Meghan Daum. Photo by Alan Zarembo.

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. This year’s featured authors tackle provocative and controversial topics including race, gender, class, marriage,and motherhood.

On September 24, Kate and Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, will discuss the necessity of authentic personal writing in a world that prefers sentiment over truth.

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. She is also the editor of Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids. Her other books include the essay collection My Misspent Youth, the novel The Quality of Life Report, and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a memoir. Since 2005, Meghan has been an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times, covering cultural and political topics. Meghan has written for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Vogue. She is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently an adjunct associate professor in the M.F.A. Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Discounts for Mount Members & Students

Members will receive a $3 discount per ticket for the Touchstones series. To receive the discount, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in member.

Students will receive free admission to the Touchstones series. To receive free admission, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in student.

Eventbrite - Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount

Picture11Kate Bolick is the author of the New York Times bestseller Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Owna contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a freelance writer for The New York Times, Slate, and Vogue, among other publications. Previously, she was executive editor of Domino and a columnist for The Boston Globe. She has appeared on NBC’s Today show, CNN, MSNBC, and numerous NPR programs across the country. A recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, she holds a master’s in cultural criticism from New York University, where she also taught writing.

The Mount would like to thank Canyon Ranch for their generous sponsorship of this program.

Canyon Ranch logo

Sep
26
Sat
Early Closing Day: house closes at 1 pm, grounds close at 3 pm @ The Mount
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, June 6, the house will close at 12 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On Wednesday, June 24, the house will be closed and the grounds will close at 3 pm for a special event.

On the following days, the house will close at 1 pm and the grounds will close at 3 pm for special events:

  • Sunday, June 14
  • Saturday, June 20
  • Saturday, June 27
  • Saturday, July 11
  • Saturday, September 5
  • Saturday, September 12
  • Saturday, September 19
  • Saturday, September 26

We regret any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding, as these special events help considerably to sustain The Mount!

Oct
1
Thu
Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Jenny Nordberg @ The Stable at The Mount
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jenny Nordberg.

Jenny Nordberg.

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. This year’s featured authors tackle provocative and controversial topics including race, gender, class, marriage,and motherhood.

On October 1, Kate and Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan, will discuss gender identity, living with secrets, and the long history of girls passing as boys.

Jenny Nordberg is a New York-based foreign correspondent and a columnist for Swedish national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. Together with The Times‘ investigative unit, Nordberg previously worked on projects such as an examination of the American freight railroad system; a series that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and U.S. efforts at exporting democracy to Haiti. She has also produced and written several documentaries for American television, about Iraqi refugees, Pakistan’s nuclear proliferation and the impact of the global financial crisis in Europe.  In Sweden, Nordberg was a member of the first investigative team at Swedish Broadcasting’s national radio division, where she supervised projects on terrorism and politics. Nordberg has won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and Föreningen Grävande Journalister.

Discounts for Mount Members & Students

Members will receive a $3 discount per ticket for the Touchstones series. To receive the discount, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in member.

Students will receive free admission to the Touchstones series. To receive free admission, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in student.

Eventbrite - Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount

Picture11Kate Bolick is the author of the New York Times bestseller Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Owna contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a freelance writer for The New York Times, Slate, and Vogue, among other publications. Previously, she was executive editor of Domino and a columnist for The Boston Globe. She has appeared on NBC’s Today show, CNN, MSNBC, and numerous NPR programs across the country. A recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, she holds a master’s in cultural criticism from New York University, where she also taught writing.

 

The Mount would like to thank Canyon Ranch for their generous sponsorship of this program.

Canyon Ranch logo

Oct
8
Thu
Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Richard Russo @ The Stable at The Mount
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Richard Russo

Richard Russo

Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. This year’s featured authors tackle provocative and controversial topics including race, gender, class, marriage,and motherhood.

On October 8, Kate and Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls, will discuss class, rural life, and Russo’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel, Empire Falls.

Richard Russo is the author of six previous novels and The Whore’s Child, a collection of stories. In 2002, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls. He lives with his wife in Camden, Maine, and Boston.

Discounts for Mount Members & Students

Members will receive a $3 discount per ticket for the Touchstones series. To receive the discount, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in member.

Students will receive free admission to the Touchstones series. To receive free admission, click the orange button below, select “enter promotional code” and type in student.

Eventbrite - Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount

Picture11Kate Bolick is the author of the New York Times bestseller Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Owna contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a freelance writer for The New York Times, Slate, and Vogue, among other publications. Previously, she was executive editor of Domino and a columnist for The Boston Globe. She has appeared on NBC’s Today show, CNN, MSNBC, and numerous NPR programs across the country. A recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, she holds a master’s in cultural criticism from New York University, where she also taught writing.

The Mount would like to thank Canyon Ranch for their generous sponsorship of this program.

Canyon Ranch logo

Oct
17
Sat
Fish Out of Water: Stories of People Out of Place and Out of Sorts @ The Stable at The Mount
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

logo-240x100Speak Up founder Matthew Dicks returns for a night of live storytelling.

Storytelling line-up includes 18-time Moth StorySLAM Champion Matthew Dicks, others from his Hartford based story telling group Speak Up, superstar New York City storyteller Robin Gelfinbien, and author Susan Gregg Gilmore.

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                                Photos by Eric Korenman.

 

Nov
14
Sat
Love & Arguments @ The Drawing Room at The Mount
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This collection of eleven short films tells urban love stories that tackle truth, commitment, stereotypes, and morality, and includes modern interpretations of stories by Jane Austen, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. A talk-back will follow the 75 minute screening.

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Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno are Emmy-nominated, award winning, husband-and-wife filmmakers who create cutting-edge fiction, documentary, and museum installation art films that are widely distributed.  They are the recipients of major grants, prizes, and fellowships.  For more info: www.BongiornoProductions.com

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