Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Visitor Information

92 Hawthorne St.
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240

Phone: (413) 637-0166
Website: http://www.frelinghuysen.org

The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio is a Bauhaus-inspired Modernist structure. The design of the 1929 studio was influenced by that of the Paris studio where George L.K. Morris studied under Fernand Léger. The house was added to the studio in 1940-1941 and was designed with Morris' guidance to reflect currents in modern architecture. Morris was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists (AAA) in 1936. His wife, Suzy Frelinghuysen, was also an active member of the AAA and an acclaimed opera singer in the late 1940s. Throughout this uniquely designed house and studio are works by Frelinghuysen and Morris, as well as by their colleagues and Cubist contemporaries, including Picasso, Braque, Léger and Gris. These dramatic murals, paintings and sculptures are displayed in the home just as they were during the artists' lifetimes.