Best of CH 2020: Editors’ Favorites

From outdoor art to virtual conversations, our picks from the year that was

Browsing the thousands of stories we published on COOL HUNTING each year provides us with meaningful memories. In 2020, the many experiences we had with people and places were significant, despite being very different from any year previous. The inability to travel, visit artist’s studios, dine next to a fascinating individual, and see shows in sweaty venues led us to attempt more creative ways of …

The Clark Art Institute’s Sprawling Outdoor Exhibition, “Ground/work”

Commissions from six contemporary artists dot the museums picturesque 140-acre campus

A cultural fount set within the idyllic Berkshires, the Williamstown, Massachusetts-located Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (aka The Clark) opened its first-ever outdoor exhibition, Ground/work, this month. Commissions by six international contemporary artists comprise the non-prescriptive, non-hierarchical experience, wherein guests are welcome to explore the sculptures at their own pace—scaling hills and wandering fields and forests along the way. Guests can view all of the large-scale …

Word of Mouth: Nantucket

Fall outdoor activities within the magical Massachusetts island

Those who have never been to Nantucket may be surprised to know that the word itself encompasses two locations: an entire enchanting island off the coast of Massachusetts and one of the towns therein. Known for pristine beaches, active marine life, cranberries, cobblestones, blankets of fog and boutiques, the isolated island casts a spell over visitors. Many do know of it as a tony summer …