Openings & Events

The Pigment Library

Williams College Museum of Art

July 27, 2017 5:00 PM

A look at the history of color and the science of pigments with Narayan Khandekar Custodian of the Forbes Pigment Library Harvard University

DownStreet Art Festival

Downtown North Adams

July 27, 2017 5:00 PM - July 27, 2017 8:00 PM

What’s happening this month at DownStreet Art in North Adams.

HOPS + POTS

Project Art

July 28, 2017 6:00 PM - July 28, 2017 8:30 PM

Benefit sale and party for the Studio Potter. Get first pick of the pottery sale. Live music, win raffles, and cozy up to our bonfire.

The Osmothèque

Williams College Museum of Art

August 10, 2017 5:00 PM

Inspired by the scent library housed in Versailles, this multi-sensory tour transforms works in our collection into scents.

Space As Archive

Williams College Museum of Art

August 24, 2017 5:00 PM

Spaces act as archives of their own. What histories remain visible and what others disappear?

Free Tour: Manton Study Center

The Clark Art Institute

August 30, 2017 1:00 PM - August 30, 2017 1:30 PM

Visit the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, which houses the Clark’s collection of more than 6,000 prints, drawings, and photographs.

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Exhibitions

July featured artist: Teri Malo

Greylock Gallery

July 1 - July 30, 2017

Greylock Gallery is featuring artist Teri Malo for the month of July with an artist reception Saturday, July 1st from 4-6pm

Jane Hudson

Hudson Art

June 7 - August 12, 2017

A show of works on paper.

Peter Pincus: Trio of Vessels ON VIEW

Ferrin Contemporary

July 5 - August 13, 2017

Ferrin Contemporary presents Peter Pincus on site. This Trio of Vessels on show is the last of its series.

Mabel Poblet: Buoyancy

CYNTHIA REEVES

July 15 - August 18, 2017

An award-winning artist from Cuba who is currently representing her native country at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Accession 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

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

Picasso: Encounters

The Clark Art Institute

June 4 - August 27, 2017

Picasso: Encounters explores Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) interest in and experimentation with large-scale printmaking throughout his career.

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.

The Half-Life of Love

MASS MoCA

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?

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.

In the Abstract

MASS MoCA

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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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.

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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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.

2017 DownStreet Art Festival – North Adams

Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

June 29 - September 28, 2017

During late June till the end of September, DSA creates a wide program of visual and performing art events in downtown North Adams.

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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.

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.

Artmaking: Cubist Portraits

The Clark Art Institute

August 1, 2017 1:00 PM - August 1, 2017 4:00 PM

Look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art.

Artmaking: Soak Stain

The Clark Art Institute

August 3, 2017 1:00 PM - August 3, 2017 4:00 PM

Create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

Artmaking: Cubist Portraits

The Clark Art Institute

August 8, 2017 1:00 PM - August 8, 2017 4:00 PM

Look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art.

Artmaking: Soak Stain

The Clark Art Institute

August 10, 2017 1:00 PM - August 10, 2017 4:00 PM

Create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

Artmaking: Cubist Portraits

The Clark Art Institute

August 15, 2017 1:00 PM - August 15, 2017 4:00 PM

Look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art.

Artmaking: Soak Stain

The Clark Art Institute

August 17, 2017 1:00 PM - August 17, 2017 4:00 PM

Create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

Artmaking: Cubist Portraits

The Clark Art Institute

August 22, 2017 1:00 PM - August 22, 2017 4:00 PM

Look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art.

Artmaking: Soak Stain

The Clark Art Institute

August 24, 2017 1:00 PM - August 24, 2017 4:00 PM

Create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

Art Aviary

IS183 Art School Of The Berkshires

August 21 9:30 AM - August 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Explore birds through art, myths, and music. Sculpting clay, making art with brushes, kinetic art, and 2D responses.

Artmaking: Soak Stain

The Clark Art Institute

August 31, 2017 1:00 PM - August 31, 2017 4:00 PM

Create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

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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