• Ballet Project
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Tami Vinig, Henriette Muus
    Photograph, 1983
  • The Rose House
    Herbert Ross
    Photograph, 1950
  • Blue Print of A Lady: The Once and Future Life of Billie Holiday
    Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Nnenna Freelon
    Photograph, 2005
  • Flower Festival in Genzano
    Anette Amand, Jorn Madsen
    Photograph, 1961
  • Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
    Donald McKayle & Company
    Photograph, 1961
  • Dance of Red and Gold Sari
    Elisa Monte
    Photograph, 1982
  • Bach Suite
    Barton Mumaw
    Photograph
  • Full Circle (Unidentified Students)
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Daniel McCusker
    Photograph, 1985
  • Display
    Charles Moulton, Barbara Allen, Beatrice Bogorad
    Photograph, 1981
  • Alice in the Garden
    Jacob's Pillow Dancers, Joyce Cuoco, Richard Hoskinson, Ruth Page
    Photograph, 1970
  • Invisible Wings
    Zaccho Dance Theatre
    Photograph, 2007
  • Bundo
    Charles Moore and Dances and Drums of Africa
    Photograph, 1978
  • Melissa Hayden and other members of American Ballet Theatre in "Interplay"
    Melissa Hayden
    Photograph, 1947
  • Fetish
    Barton Mumaw
    Photograph
  • Banner Bearer
    Barton Mumaw
    Photograph
  • New Age Video Disc
    Stephan Driscoll, Clive Thompson Dance Company
    Photograph, 1982
  • Red & Gold Sari
    Elisa Monte
    Photograph, 1982
  • Authentic Siamese Dance
    Xenia Zarina
    Photograph
  • Winning Teams
    Peter Maxwell, Vicki Regan
    Photograph, 1982
  • Made in Japan
    Manuel Alum
    Photograph, 1981
  • Pas de Six from Napoli, Act III
    Soloists of The Royal Danish Ballet
    Photograph, 1977
  • Miller Melange
    Yvonne Marceau, Gary Pierce, Pierre Dulaine, Lori Pierce, Peter Maxwell, Vicki Regan
    Photograph, July 1982
  • Among the Stars
    Jessica Lang Dance, Clifton Brown, Maggie Small
    Photograph, 2012
  • Jacob's Pillow Concerto
    Ted Shawn, Jess Meeker
    Photograph, 1939
  • Black Swan Pas de Deux
    Ann Marie de Angelo
    Photograph, 1977
  • Bongo Creole
    Elliot Gillette, Charles Moore and Dances and Drums of Africa
    Photograph, 1978
  • AGWA
    Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Kafig
    Photograph, 2012
  • Adagio for Two Dancers
    Kim Abkemeier, Marc Ozanich, Ohio Ballet
    Photograph, 1977
  • Little Improvisations
    Johan Renvall, Madeleine Onne
    Photograph
  • Winning Teams
    Yvonne Marceau, Vicki Regan, Lori Pearce
    Photograph, 1982
  • Borrowed Light
    Tero Saarinen Company
    Photograph, 2012
  • Waltz & Liebestraum
    Cynthia Gregory
    Photograph, 1982
  • Banner Bearer
    David Brown
    Photograph, 1982
  • La Valse
    Nicholas Magallanes, Tanaquil LeClercq
    Photograph, 1951

Jacob's
Pillow
Archives

Discover the rich history of Jacob’s Pillow through an extensive online collection of photographs and festival programs. Search our entire collection of moving images, books, correspondence and other materials to learn more about past performances and artists, including Ted Shawn, Ted Shawn's Men Dancers, and the Denishawn Company.

Ralph Lemon

Featured From the Archives

Images from Pillow Past

Ralph Lemon, seen here in Philip Trager's photo of Persephone with Alissa Hsu, has been selected to receive the National Medal of Arts on September 22, 2016.

View our history one image at a time! As part of a weekly #throwbackthursday series on social media and collected here, we share rare photos and personal stories from years past.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more.

See More

Pillow Snapshots, 1930s-1950s

View of the Hunter House porch, before the upper porch was screened in the 1960s.

Lindquist / Lundqvist

Barton Mumaw (left) by John Lindquist, 1940
Garrett Ammon (right) by Jonas Lundqvist, 2006

Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, 1930s

The Dome

Denishawn

Ruth St. Denis with Denishawn students, 1918

Building the Ted Shawn Theatre

 Construction site of the Ted Shawn Theatre, 1942

The School at Jacob's Pillow

Ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer, Margaret Craske leading a class for students studying at Jacob's Pillow.