The Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts is housed at Myrifield, a reconstructed eighteenth-century connected farmstead listed in the National Register of Historic Places with a rich history of accommodating intellectual pursuits.
Myrifield is located on 57 acres of meadow and forest with a commanding view of the Deerfield River Valley in the village of Heath, Massachusetts. Heath lies in the eastern slopes of the Berkshires on the Vermont border about 110 miles west of Boston and 200 miles northeast of New York.
Myrifield lies within the area of "Perpetual Peace" (established by a treaty between the Mohawks and Penobscots that was ratified by the Colonial Court in 1744) and enjoys easy access to the Five College area and its ten collaborating museums, Mass MOCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams and the Sterling and Francis Clark Art Institute and Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, all of which lie within 30 miles' distance. Other scenic, historic, and cultural venues abound in the local area. Many opportunities exist nearby for outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, whitewater rafting and canopy tours.