Wednesday, January 24, 2018


The Shape of Water

Images Cinema

January 19 - February 1, 2018

In Baltimore in 1962, Elisa Esposito, who has been mute since she was a young child, is working as a custodian at a high-security government laboratory when an amphibian arrives, captured from South America — and they begin to talk …


Stone Hill

Clark Art Institute

January 1 - March 20, 2018

A network of trails climb through cow pastures and woodlands on the hill behind the Clark Art Institute — some of the gentlest slopes in Williamstown for hiking, snoweshoing and cross-country skiing.

Mount Greylock

January 1 - March 20, 2018

Trails to snowshoe or ski cross-country or downhill, including the Thunderbolt, site of a historic annual ski race. The road to the summit is closed in winter, and trails at higher elevations may have deep snow even when the valley is bare, so prepare for the weather.

Hopkins Memorial Forest

Williams College

January 1 - March 20, 2018

The Williams College Center for Environmental Studies manages  2600 acres of forest in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont, with trails for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing that link up with the Taconic Crest Trail along the ridge.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Sheep Hill

January 1 - March 20, 2018

Walk, hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski on trails at Sheep Hill, on gentle paths or steep slopes. Find a full trail map of Williamstown and surrounding areas and more information at the WRLF website.

Learn to Ski Program


December 31, 2017 - March 31, 2018

Cross-country skiing program giving newcomers the confidence to head out on Notchview’s beginner trail system through March 31.

Holiday events

Seasons Greetings

Norman Rockwell Museum

December 12, 2017 - February 4, 2018

The annual holiday exhibit explores Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and winter through artworks and objects from the Norman Rockwell Museum Collection: Original Rockwell paintings and drawings, and illustrations by fellow artists from Golden Age through today.

At Home for the Holidays

Ventfort Hall

December 19, 2017 - January 31, 2018

The Morgans’ Gilded Age mansion is decorated for the season through early January with guided from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Sunday.

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.


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.

Reflections on the River

Hoosic River Watershed Association

January 2 - January 31, 2018

During the month of January, the Hoosic River Watershed Association presents Reflections on the River, an exhibition of works by local artists at the Milne Library in Williamstown.

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