With a permanent collection of Impressionist art, 19th-century artists and decorative arts across more than five centuries, the Clark Art Institute has become respected across the world.
At the heart of the Williams College campus, WCMA works with students, faculty and internationally respected artists, and presents thoughtful exhibits with a probing intelligence.
The Objects and Furniture labs at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center restore paintings, photographs, sculpture, and woodwork of all kinds.
Since its Building 6 opened in the summer of 2017, Mass MoCA has become one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.
At Field Farm, the family of Williams College alum Lawrence Bloedel collected outdoor sculpture and Modernist artwork. Sculpture by Arline Shulman, Elbert Weinberg, Jack Zajac and others overlooks the gardens and high meadows.
Just west of downtown, the Bennington Museum houses the world’s largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings and artists as contemporary as 3-D printing.
Known for its round stone barn, this living history museum re-creates one of the last communities founded by a people who believed in equality and a spare beauty of design.
Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, with the stegosaurus outside the front door, houses a varied collection assembled a century ago by a local industrialist, Xenas Crane.
Eric Rudd and visiting artists, showcased in historic church re-purposed as an art museum and gallery space.