Friday, November 24, 2017

Holiday events

Hancock Holidays

Hancock Shaker Village

November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving on the Farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See heritage breed turkeys in the barnyard and animals in the historic Round Stone Barn, walk the trails and explore the Brick Dwelling on tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tinseliner Express

Berkshire Scenic Railway

November 24 - November 26, 2017

Historic and holdiay train rides on the Hoosac Valley Line with a visit from the man dressed in red himself. One hour round trip with a 20 minute stop at a Christmas tree sale, and cocoa and a fire in North Adams.

Annual Holiday Festival

Bennington Museum

November 24 - December 28, 2017

Regional artists respond to Nichols Goddard’s Musical Tall Case Clock, ca. 1810, one of the centerpieces of the Museum’s new Early Vermont exhibition, with collage art, paintings, woodwork, textiles, sculpture and more.

Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees

November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Holiday exhibit opens with more than 100 trees decorated with imagination and tales of fantasy and whimsy, strange juxtapositions and marvelous scenes, and a quizzical treasure hunt for hidden objects.


Reggae and world fusion

Mount Anthony Country Club

November 24, 2017

Black Friday with Dead Resistors band playing original world fusion and reggae covers at the Mount Anthony Country Club


Sheffield Festival of Holidays

Sheffield Historical Society

November 24, 2017

18th Annual marketplace of art, craft and food: Hand-crafted products by local artisans, from leatherwork to fiber art to baskets to glass, with new work throughout the holidays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and Christmas Eve.


The Mystery of Edwin Drood

November 24 - November 26, 2017

A new version of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Rupert Holmes, based on Dickens’ last, unfinished novel and murder mystery. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2.

Family events

Story book walk

Bartholomew's Cobble

November 24, 2017

Walk the ledges trail and read a children’s story on the way,  any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Green Friday Hike


November 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Walk on the newest kids’ trail at Notchview and enjoy s’mores at the top.

Art exhibits

The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec

Clark Art Institute

November 5, 2017 - January 28, 2018

1860s to 1890s prints and drawings inclucing drawings by Claude Monet, woodcuts by Paul Gauguin, etchings by Édouard Manet, pastels by Edgar Degas and lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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.

Winter Member Show

Southern Vermont Arts Center

November 11 - December 30, 2017

Landscapes, still-lifes, abstracts and portraits, through Saturday, Dec. 30. Winter landscapes also on display from the SVAC Permanent Collection including works by Luigi Lucioni, Jay Hall Connaway, Brian Sweetland, Aldro Hibbard, and Virginia Webb.

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.

Family Exhibits


Remembering Curt Hanson

Greylock Gallery

November 4 10:00 AM - November 30, 2017 10:00 AM

Remembering artist Curt Hanson – We are dedicating November’s show to feature his work, including new paintings from his private collection.

Soul of our Soil

Chatham Bookstore

November 18, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Georgia Landman’s solo show of photography inspired by farms in Columbia County, N.Y.

Katie Bullock: Life in Velocity Gradients

outside gallery

November 4 - December 18, 2017

Outside presents a solo exhibition by artist Katie Bullock which will unfold across November, as she works on site from Nov. 4 to 5 and 18 to 19, and Dec. 2 to 3.

Stephen Seigel exhibition of 35 Pieces

Cynthia-Reeves gallery

October 15 - November 25, 2017

Cynthia-Reeves presents an exhibition of Steven Siegel’s 35 Pieces, a site-based installation of mixed media panels with an accompanying film.