Art events

In Process: ‘Nude, Harlem’

Williams College Museum of Art

January 25, 2018 5:30 PM

WCMA’s recent acquisition of James Van Der Zee’s ‘Nude, Harlem,’ will become the focal point for salon-style conversations about the body in art, culture and society.

Titus Kaphar in conversation

Williams College Museum of Art

February 1, 2018 4:00 PM

As part of Claiming Williams Day, mixed media artist Titus Kaphar will join in a conversation about underrepresented histories in art and museums.

Season Celebration

Williams College Museum of Art

February 15, 2018 5:00 PM - February 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Raise a glass to WCMA’s spring exhibitions: Seeds of Divinity, Rawr! A WCMA Bestiary and Sam Gilliam In Dialogue with his draped suspended works.

Close Look: Animal Philosophy

Williams College Museum of Art

February 20, 2018 4:00 PM

Professor of Philosophy Joseph Cruz and Curator Kevin Murphy discuss humans’ philosophical, cognitive and artistic relationship to animals.

Jazz Performance: Improvisations

Williams College Museum of Art

February 22, 2018 6:00 PM

A series of Jazz performances, organized in collaboration with the Williams College Music Department, will respond to and resonate with Sam Gilliam’s work and process.

Close Look: The Axis Mundi

Williams College Museum of Art

March 6, 2018 4:00 PM

Professor Antonia Foias and students discuss the meaning of the axis mundi and its significance to The Seeds of Divinity.

Dance/Performance: Walking

Williams College Museum of Art

March 9, 2018 7:30 PM

Artist Maren Hassinger choreographs an installation of her recently acquired work, “Walking” (1978). Dancers will carry the work’s individual wire elements into the gallery, where they will remain on view.

Dance/Performance: Suspended Gestures

Williams College Museum of Art

March 10, 2018 1:30 PM

Artist-in-Residence in Dance Erica Dankmeyer re-stages Martha Graham’s iconic Celebration (1934) in conversation with Sam Gilliam’s Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972).

Jazz Performance: Charlie Parker

Williams College Museum of Art

March 12, 2018 5:00 PM

Celebrating Sam Gilliam’s love of Charlie Parker’s music, Kris Allen and Avery G. Sharpe perform original arrangements of Parker’s music.

Close Look: Mapping Stories

Williams College Museum of Art

April 3, 2018 4:00 PM

Professor of Geoscience José Constantine and Artist Lordy Rodriguez discuss Rodriguez’s conceptual maps that visualize global relationships, history, and culture.

Close Look: Sartre’s Situations

Williams College Museum of Art

April 10, 2018 4:00 PM

Explore the philosophical connections to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Situations in Sam Gilliam’s work with assistant curator Horace Ballard.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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Art exhibits

Impressions in full color

Clark Art Institute

October 20, 2017 - April 30, 2018

Permanent collection of impressionist art, Renoir, Monet, Degas, and 19th-century artists including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, George Innes; paintings, furniture and decorative arts across more than five centuries …

Contemporary art in a mill palimpsest

Mass MoCA

October 20, 2017 - April 30, 2018

Newly opened Building 6 makes this the one of the largest contemporary art museums in the country. Around the campus: Liz Glynn, The Archaeology of Another Possible Form in the football-field-sized Building 5 …

Three-story Building 6 fronts the Hoosac River

Mass MoCA

October 20, 2017 - April 30, 2018

Building 6 fills vast spaces with James Turrell light installation, Gunnar Schonbeck’s colossal instruments, Louise Bourgeois marble sculpture, Laurie Anderson’s studio, audio archive and art space, Dawn DeDeaux and Lonnie Holley’s Thumbs up for the Mothership …

Cabinet of curiosities meets contemporary college life

Williams College Museum of Art

October 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018

The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts from Byzantine icons to 15th century paintings in a newly renovated gallery; Pink Art gathered from across the collection; Barbara Takenaga; The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, and more, free.

Regeneration

December 2, 2017 - January 27, 2018

Sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk, on view Dec. 2 to through Jan. 27. Drenk will be at the gallery Dec. 2 to 7 to create a site-specific installation to complete the exhibition.

Alisa Dworsky: InVersion

Cynthia-Reeves

February 3 11:00 AM - March 10, 2018 5:00 PM

Vermont based artist Alisa Dworsky opens an exhibition of new works including  a large scale, site-based volumetric work.

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

Norman Rockwell Museum

November 11, 2017 - May 28, 2018

A retrospective exhibit of Tony DiTerlizzi’s fantasty, sci-fi, whimsical illustrations from his bestselling book series The Spiderwick Chronicles and images of fantasy creatures from fairies to trolls to goblins.

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Family Exhibits

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.

Spark!Lab

Berkshire Museum

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

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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.

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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