Openings & Events

DownStreet Art

DownStreet Art

DownStreet Art will celebrate its 2017 season finale on Thursday, September 28th with music, performances and art exhibitions.

Celebrating Helen Frankenthaler

The Clark Art Institute

September 23 - September 24, 2017

A weekend celebration of artist Helen Frankenthaler. All musical events are free! Please note: Parts I and IV require reservations. To reserve, click the links below. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Abstract Expressions: A Musical Exhibit in Four Parts Part I, 1–2 pm: International Contemporary Ensemble Chamber Concert Part II, 2–4 pm: Pianist Conor Hanick Performs Part III, 2:30–3:15: Abstract for […]

Barbara Takenaga Close Look Tour

Williams College Museum of Art

October 17, 2017 4:00 PM

Artists Barbara Takenaga and Tom Burckhardt discuss abstraction, painting and geometry.

A People’s History of Performance Art

Williams College Museum of Art

October 19 - October 21, 2017

This live series stages iconic photographs of performance artworks as tableaux vivants, turning actors into objects.

The Presence of Absence Close Look Tour

Williams College Museum of Art

October 31, 2017 4:00 PM

Contemplate the weird, the eerie, and all the ways objects haunt us with Kevin Murphy, Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator of American Art.

Active Ingredients Close Look Tour

Williams College Museum of Art

November 7, 2017 4:00 PM

Performance scholar Daniel Sack from UMass Amherst joins Professor of Theatre Amy Holzapfel, in conversation.

Object Lab Close Look Tour

Williams College Museum of Art

November 28, 2017 4:00 PM

Professor Nicolas Howe and students from Environmental Humanities discuss how culture shapes the representation and experience of landscape.

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The Clark Art Institute

Williamstown Cultural District

An internationally renowned museum and research center with an outstanding collection of European and American art.

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

Williamstown Cultural District

WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects.


Downtown North Adams

The largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States.

Abstract Expressions musical performance

Clark Art Institute

September 23, 2017 1:00 PM - September 23, 2017 6:00 PM

A musical event with International Contemporary Ensemble Chamber and Ensemble Connect wanders through the history of abstract expressionism.

In Collaboration with Helen Frankenthaler lecture

Clark Art Institute

September 24, 2017 2:00 PM - September 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Thomas Krens provides an inside look at the Clark’s exhibit Helen Frankenthaler Prints: 1961–1979 which he curated with Helen Frankenthaler.

Pink Art Close Look Tour

Williams College Museum of Art

October 3, 2017 4:00 PM

WCMA discusses the cultural, psychological and digital associations of the color pink.

Season Celebration

Williams College Museum of Art

October 5, 2017 5:00 PM

Celebrate our fall exhibitions: Barbara Takenaga, Pink Art, The Presence of Absence, and Object Lab.

Clifford Owens: Your Head is Attached to Your Body

Williams College Museum of Art

October 21, 2017 2:00 PM - October 21, 2017 4:00 PM

This performance-based, “audience-sensitive” lecture by Clifford Owens will be radically different from the standard artist slide talk.

Berkshire Museum

Downtown Pittsfield

Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages.

Bennington Museum

Downtown Bennington

Founded as the Bennington Historical Association in 1852 to celebrate Bennington’s Colonial past.

Berkshire Artist Museum

Downtown North Adams

Eric Rudd and visiting artists, showcased in historic church re-purposed as an art museum and gallery space.

Hancock Shaker Village

Pittsfield, MA

Brings the Shaker story to life. Events, exhibits, and daily tours for the whole family.

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Brill Gallery

Eclipse Mill

Offers an eclectic range of contemporary art and photography for the discerning collector.

DownStreet Art

Downtown North Adams

Explore a wide array of visual and performing art events including screenings, exhibitions, and site-specific installations in downtown North Adams.

Gravity Gallery

North Adams

A place for contemporary artists to exhibit, come together and exchange ideas.

Greylock Gallery

Williamstown Cultural District

Showcasing a variety of traditional and contemporary art from both emerging and established artists.

Hudson Art Inc.

Williamstown Cultural District

Contemporary art and painting studio of artist, Jeff Hudson.

Independent Art Projects

Building 13 @ MASS MoCA

IAP is a collaborative space for galleries, dealers, and curators to show and sell artworks of mid-career and emerging contemporary artist.

MCLA’s Gallery 51

Downtown North Adams

Presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

Usdan Gallery

Bennington College

The art gallery of Bennington College

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Regional Artists

The artists listed here live and/or work in the Williamstown region. Their presence reveals the rich artistic atmosphere inspired by our community.

Painting en Plein Air

Around Williamstown

My favorite places to paint in and around Williamstown by artist John MacDonald  

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Classes & Workshops

Figure Drawing Collective

North Adams Makers' Mill

Figure drawing sessions run every Monday and focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses.

Knitting Night

North Adams Makers' Mill

Bring an in-progress project or start up something new with a group of fellow knitters on Thursday nights.

Writing Workshops with Julia


Explore the act of writing in a safe, nurturing environment; the only thing you need to bring is something to write with and a readiness to explore.

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Family Programs

Art Ninja Camps


Art Ninjas embark on daily missions filled with art, adventure, and intrigue. Sign up early as space is limited and goes quickly.


Berkshire Museum

Create, innovate, collaborate, and problem- solve at Spark!Lab.

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September Featuring Ben Shattuck

Greylock Gallery

September 2 - September 30, 2017

Greylock Gallery features artist Ben Shattuck this September. Artist reception Saturday, September 2nd from 4-6pm.

The Half-Life of Love


May 6, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Explores the melancholic experience of romantic encounter: the heady sensation of first looks, the affective ebb of time, and the traces of a lover’s absence.

Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend?


February 18, 2017 - February 18, 2018

In 2011, Maine-based photographer Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all of her 626 Facebook friends.

In the Abstract


May 6, 2017 - May 1, 2018

Merges the formal gestures and historical associations of abstract painting with recognizable imagery and everyday objects to point to social and political realities of today.

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Public Art

DownStreet Art

Downtown North Adams

Explore a wide array of visual and performing art events including screenings, exhibitions, and site-specific installations in downtown North Adams.

Williams Public Art Program

Williams College Campus

Public art works on the Williams College campus by George Rickey, Jenny Holzer, and others, around the Williams College campus.

Public Art at Field Farm

Field Farm

Public art sculptures in the wild at Field Farm by Arline Shulman, Elbert Weinberg, Jack Zajac, and others.

DownStreet Art Thursday

Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

September 28, 2017

The final DownStreet Art celebration of 2017 features art, music, performances, and more.

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