Art events

First Sundays Free: Improv

The Clark

March 1, 2020 1:00 PM - March 1, 2020 4:00 PM

Say “yes, and . . .” to a free Sunday devoted to the surprising, spontaneous, and sometimes silly art of improvisation!

Middle Eastern Art and Food

Williams College Museum of Art

March 5, 2020 5:30 PM - March 5, 2020 7:30 PM

Iraqi food writer Nawal Nasrallah talks about Middle eastern food and art in conjunction with an art exhibit at WCMA.

Members Opening Reception

MASS MoCA

March 21, 2020 5:30 PM - March 21, 2020 7:30 PM

Join MASS MoCA to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions: Kissing Through a Curtain, Gamaliel Rodríguez: La Travesía/Le Voyage, and Ad Minoliti: Fantasías Modulares.

International Slow Art Day

MASS MoCA

April 4, 2020 11:00 AM - April 4, 2020 5:00 PM

Take your time to enjoy slow looking tours, followed by coffee and conversation with Kidspace curator Laura Thompson.

10th Annual Teen Invitational

MASS MoCA

April 10 6:00 PM - April 12, 2020 5:00 PM

The highlight of this pop-up exhibition of regional high school art makers is a rollicking Friday night award ceremony. The show then stays up all weekend.

Artist Talk: Kim Faler

MASS MoCA

April 23, 2020 6:00 PM - April 23, 2020 8:00 PM

North Adams-based artist Kim Faler discusses her large-scale sculptures, which manifest the anxiety and tension of everyday life.

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Museums

The Clark Art Institute

Williamstown Cultural District

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.

Stone Hill Center

The Clark Art Institute

The Lunder Center at Stone Hill has two galleries with exhibitions highlighting The Clark’s collection along with spectacular views.

Williams College Museum of Art

Williams College

WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC)

The Lunder Center at The Clark Art Institute

The Objects and Furniture labs at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center restore paintings, photographs, sculpture, and woodwork of all kinds.

MASS MoCA

Downtown North Adams

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.

Public Art at Field Farm

Williamstown

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.

Bennington Museum

Downtown Bennington

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.

Hancock Shaker Village

Pittsfield, MA

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.

Williamstown Historical Museum

The Williamstown Historical Museum is a research center dedicated to explaining the history of the most northwestern township of Massachusetts.

Berkshire Museum

Downtown Pittsfield

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. Special note: the Berkshire Museum will be FREE for those under 18 in 2020!

Berkshire Artist Museum

Downtown North Adams

Eric Rudd and visiting artists, showcased in historic church re-purposed as an art museum and gallery space.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Stockbridge

Norman Rockwell Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art as well as the best of American illustration.

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Artists

Assets for Artists

Assets for Artists, a project of Mass MoCA, helps artists in many disciplines to find and build financial and business resources and supports artists in moving to the area. Resources can include a matched savings grant program for individual artists, professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching, a residency program at Mass MoCA and more.

Artist book Foundation

The Artist Book Foundation

A nonprofit organization and publisher of art books co-founded by executive director / publisher Leslie Pell van Breen, former publisher and executive director of Hudson Hills Press for more than a decade.

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

Artist John MacDonald, a full-time painter with work exhibited across the country, from the Salmagundi Club in New York to the Oil Painters of America 25th annual exhibit in Dallas, Texas, shares his favorite places to paint.

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Classes & Workshops

IS183 Art School

IS183 Art School

Based in the Citizen’s Hall in Stockbridge, IS183 offers classes and workshops primarily in South County. IS183 brings art to families and children year-round in school and after-school programs, school vacation and summer camps. At their home base, the school offers courses for kids, teens and adults in ceramics and fiber art, sculpture and metalwork, […]

Pottery classes and workshops

Jackie Sedlock Pottery

Jackie Sedlock Pottery, a gallery and teaching studio, offers weekly classes, private instruction, workshops and retreats in the studio at the end of a dirt road on the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest.

ArtWorks

ArtWorks

ArtWorks is a place where community members of all ages come to make art.

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Public Art

DownStreet Art

Downtown North Adams

The MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center hosts a monthly downtown celebration on the last Thursday of each month from May to October with popup galleries and live performers to celebrate art openings across town.

Williams Public Art Program

Williams College Campus

The Williams Public Art Program incorporates unexpected and informal encounters with art into the daily lives of students and visitors, with 25 works of art around campus.

Public Art at Field Farm

Williamstown

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.

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Art exhibits

Arabesque

The Clark

December 14, 2019 - March 22, 2020

This exhibition traces the evolution of the use of the arabesque through various movements in European art.

Nature/Nurture

Ferrin Contemporary

March 4 11:00 AM - March 28, 2020 5:00 AM

Group exhibition of ceramic works.

The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons

Berkshire Museum

January 25 - May 10, 2020

This winter is cartoon season at Berkshire Museum with this hands-on, all-ages friendly exhibit. And, Berkshire Museum is FREE for those under 18 this year!

“To the Moon”

MASS MoCA

December 21, 2019 11:00 AM - December 31, 2020

This new VR experience from Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang uses images and ideas from Greek mythology, literature, science, sci-fi space movies, and politics to create an imaginary and dark new moon.

Sarah Oppenheimer: “S-334473”

MASS MoCA

October 26, 2019 - December 12, 2021

Oppenheimer’s S-334473 mobilizes the museum’s architecture in order to transform and extend the visitor’s understanding of the exhibition spaces it reveals, and disrupts.

Kidspace: ‘Come to Your Senses’

Mass MoCA

Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, curates an exhibit asking visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs and sculptors to use each other’s art as a catalyst to create their own.

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Art for Kids

Bennington Museum

Downtown Bennington

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.

IS183 Art School

IS183 Art School

Based in the Citizen’s Hall in Stockbridge, IS183 offers classes and workshops primarily in South County. IS183 brings art to families and children year-round in school and after-school programs, school vacation and summer camps. At their home base, the school offers courses for kids, teens and adults in ceramics and fiber art, sculpture and metalwork, […]

Kidspace: ‘Come to Your Senses’

Mass MoCA

Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, curates an exhibit asking visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs and sculptors to use each other’s art as a catalyst to create their own.

ArtWorks

ArtWorks

ArtWorks is a place where community members of all ages come to make art.

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Galleries

Greylock Gallery

Williamstown Cultural District

With oil paintings, landscapes and whimsical metal sculptures, the gallery brings together traditional and contemporary art from emerging and established artists.

Brill Gallery

Eclipse Mill

Offers an eclectic range of contemporary art and photography for the discerning collector.

DownStreet Art

Downtown North Adams

The MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center hosts a monthly downtown celebration on the last Thursday of each month from May to October with popup galleries and live performers to celebrate art openings across town.

Eclipse Mill

Downtown North Adams

The former Eclipse Mill has been renovated into airy studios, and a gallery exhibits the works of the artists living and working here as well as artists from the wider Northern Berkshires region.

Gravity Gallery

North Adams

A place for contemporary artists to exhibit, come together and exchange ideas.

Ferrin Contemporary

Building 13 @ MASS MoCA

FERRINCONTEMPORARY presents contemporary ceramic art by mid-career and established artists in this 1000 square-foot venue. exhibition space located on the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. The space serves as both a project incubator and public space to exhibit selected works related to international projects, art fairs and curatorial programming. Summer hours: July-August […]

MCLA’s Gallery 51

Downtown North Adams

Presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.

ROAM: A Xtina Parks Gallery

Mass MoCA

An exceptional gallery of fine-art nature and wildlife photographs, recently expanded to include a collection of contemporary and traditional artwork, ceramics, jewelry, linens, and more.

Cynthia Reeves

CYNTHIA-REEVES strategically pursues diverse platforms in the contemporary art world, with a specific focus on large-scale public sculpture, volumetric artworks, site-based installations and commissioned works in innovative materials. With twenty-years experience in contemporary art curation, CYNTHIA-REEVES has managed art projects in the US, Europe, and Asia, including permanent site-based installations, public sculpture, and arts programming, […]

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