Openings & Events

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

February 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Open Studios

Studios at MASS MoCA

March 1, 2017 5:00 PM - March 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Visiting artists at the Studios at MASS MoCA share their work-in-progress.

Close Look: Accession Number

Williams College Museum of Art

March 2, 2017 4:00 PM

Walk through the exhibition with WCMA Director Christina Olsen and Art History Graduate Student Kerry Bickford MA ’17.

New Parents Gallery Talk

The Clark Art Institute

March 3, 2017 10:15 AM - March 3, 2017 11:15 AM

The Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants into the galleries for an informal guided gallery talk.

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

March 4, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Dinner and the Show

The Clark Art Institute

March 4, 2017 6:30 PM - March 4, 2017 8:30 PM

Prix-fixe dinner and private access to Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection.

First Sunday Free: Triple Dutch

The Clark Art Institute

March 5, 2017 1:00 PM - March 5, 2017 4:00 PM

Free admission to the galleries and a discover of the art of the Dutch Republic.

Lecture: Embracing an Inner World

The Clark Art Institute

March 5, 2017 3:00 PM - March 5, 2017 4:00 PM

curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt explores the innovations in genre painting that emerged in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic.

Lecture: Framing Vision in Classical Chinese Art

The Clark Art Institute

March 7, 2017 5:30 PM - March 7, 2017 6:30 PM

Explores how one’s visual perceptions in the middle period (mid-fourteenth century) formed different types of boundary-making, including social, epistemological, and religious boundaries.

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

March 11, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Start With Art Preschool Series

The Clark Art Institute

March 11, 2017 10:00 AM - March 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Get your preschoolers off to a good start with themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities.

Lecture: Image, Narrative, and Mentality

The Clark Art Institute

March 14, 2017 5:30 PM - March 14, 2017 6:30 PM

Presents several case studies illustrating the attempts to achieve a new theoretical understanding of pictorial legends in Liber depictus (Cod. Vind. 370).

Season Celebration

Williams College Museum of Art

March 16, 2017 5:00 PM

Come celebrate our spring exhibitions with us! Lex and Love, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, and Accession Number.

Meet me at the Clark

The Clark Art Institute

March 20, 2017 2:00 PM - March 20, 2017 4:00 PM

A free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers.

First Sunday Free: Any Way, Shape, or Form

The Clark Art Institute

April 2, 2017 1:00 PM - April 2, 2017 4:00 PM

All activities and admission to the galleries are free as part of the Clark’s First Sundays Free program.

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

April 8, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Envisioning Curatorial Practice: Sarah Schultz

Williams College Museum of Art

April 13, 2017 7:00 PM

What does it mean to curate the social? Schultz will explore the role of social interaction and creative participation in museum practice.

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

April 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Meet me at the Clark

The Clark Art Institute

April 17, 2017

A free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers.

Meet Me at the Clark

The Clark Art Institute

April 17, 2017 2:00 PM - April 17, 2017 4:00 PM

A free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers.

North/South Drawing Day

The Clark Art Institute

April 19, 2017 1:00 PM - April 19, 2017 4:00 PM

Spend a day at the Clark with your family and be inspired!

Looking and Lunching: Spanish Daydreams

The Clark Art Institute

April 20, 2017 12:00 PM - April 20, 2017 1:00 PM

Terrence Washington, MA candidate in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art, examines Giovanni Boldini’s painting, Guitar Player.

Close Look: Object Lab

Williams College Museum of Art

April 20, 2017 4:00 PM

Students share how their experiences studying plants changed how they look at art and the ways they integrated art into their experiments.

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

April 22, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Nick Cave: Until

MASS MoCA

April 28, 2017 6:00 PM

Book talk, reception, and after-hours tour of the exhibition.

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

April 29, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Student Choice

Williams College Museum of Art

May 6, 2017 11:00 AM

Student gallery guides highlight their favorite works, bringing new perspectives from their diverse areas of study.

Senior Studio Exhibition Reception

Williams College Museum of Art

May 12, 2017 7:00 PM

Senior studio art students design and produce an exhibition of their work in the final semester of their college careers.

Meet me at the Clark

The Clark Art Institute

May 15, 2017 2:00 PM - May 15, 2017 4:00 PM

A free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers.

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Exhibitions

Wit McKay

Tunnel City Coffee

January 1 - March 31, 2017

A series of studio portraits made using a technique that blurs the line between photography and painting.

The Space Between

MASS MoCA

April 16, 2016 - April 1, 2017

Installations by seven artists in transitional spaces throughout MASS MoCA investigating ways to actively inhabit this state of “just passing through.”

Here Comes the Sun

MASS MoCA

June 18, 2016 - May 29, 2017

Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals.

Looking North and South

The Clark Art Institute

March 5 - May 29, 2017

This exhibition explores the character of artistic exchange between the North and South through the production of prints, drawings, and rare books.

Ghana ThinkTank

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

September 6, 2016 - May 31, 2017

Ghana ThinkTank is an international collective that “develops the first world” by flipping conventional power dynamics.

Ascension Number

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

February 16 - August 20, 2017

Explores what the museum prioritized in those two years, why, and how we infer meaning from this or any archive.

Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

March 17 - August 20, 2017

tCombines archival documents and original works of art that speak to the ways in which Rauschenberg both found himself and inserted himself in the world.

An Inner World

The Clark Art Institute

March 5 - September 17, 2017

Seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century.

Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

March 17 - September 17, 2017

An investigation of the irresolvable contradiction that is democracy.

Nick Cave: Until

MASS MoCA

October 15, 2016 - September 30, 2017

The artist known for his wearable sculptures called Soundsuits turns expectations inside out at MASS MoCA in a massive immersive installation; not a single Soundsuit will be found in this exhibition.

Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend?

MASS MoCA

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.

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Museums

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.

MASS MoCA

Downtown North Adams

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

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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Galleries

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.

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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Artists

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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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.

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Family Programs

Art Ninja Camps

MASS MoCA

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

New Parents Gallery Talk

The Clark Art Institute

March 3, 2017 10:15 AM - March 3, 2017 11:15 AM

The Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants into the galleries for an informal guided gallery talk.

First Sunday Free: Triple Dutch

The Clark Art Institute

March 5, 2017 1:00 PM - March 5, 2017 4:00 PM

Free admission to the galleries and a discover of the art of the Dutch Republic.

Start With Art Preschool Series

The Clark Art Institute

March 11, 2017 10:00 AM - March 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Get your preschoolers off to a good start with themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities.

First Sunday Free: Any Way, Shape, or Form

The Clark Art Institute

April 2, 2017 1:00 PM - April 2, 2017 4:00 PM

All activities and admission to the galleries are free as part of the Clark’s First Sundays Free program.

North/South Drawing Day

The Clark Art Institute

April 19, 2017 1:00 PM - April 19, 2017 4:00 PM

Spend a day at the Clark with your family and be inspired!

Here Comes the Sun

MASS MoCA

June 18, 2016 - May 29, 2017

Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals.

Spark!Lab

Berkshire Museum

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

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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

Williamstown

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.

Paint Your Pet Party

Progressive Palette @ '6 House Pub

Whether your pet is a duck, a hamster, a cat, or a dog, the Progressive Palette will teach you how to paint it!

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