Art events

Talks on Women in Paris

Clark Art Institute

July 1 - August 31, 2018

Join a member of the Clark’s education team for an in-depth look at special exhibition Women Artists in Paris: 1850–1900. Learn more about the incredible female artists who worked in France during the second half of the 19th century and about the obstacles they overcame to pursue their careers in the arts. This talk is […]

Ethology: Animal behavior

Williams College Museum of Art

July 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science Joseph Cruz shares the science behind animal minds and actions, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Kinesiology: Movement

Williams College Museum of Art

July 19, 2018 6:00 PM - July 19, 2018 8:00 PM

Musicians create an improvisational sound experience in response to bodies in motion, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Book Club: Women Artists in Paris

Clark Art Institute

July 25, 2018 7:00 PM - July 25, 2018

In celebration of the exhibition Women Artists in Paris 1850–1900, the Clark hosts a summer book club exploring three novels set in 19th-century France, each centering on remarkable women, and continuing with Émile Zola’s ‘L’Assommoir.’

Mixology: Cocktails

Williams College Museum of Art

July 26, 2018 6:00 PM - July 26, 2018 12:20 AM

A sipping showdown with some of the best bartenders in the region, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Doxology: Liturgical praise

Williams College Museum of Art

July 26, 2018 5:00 PM

Pastor Mark Longhurst and artist Brad Wells craft a communal, experiential response to the museum’s exhibitions, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Artist Talk with Carole Feuerman

The Artist Book Foundation

July 26, 2018 5:00 PM - July 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Hyperrealist sculptor Carole A. Feuerman, recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture, will speak at an event to celebrate her life and work.

The Folly At Field Farm Tour

The Trustees

July 28, 2018 1:00 PM - July 28, 2018

A mid-century modern stone folly with a playful, organic design holds artwork the Bloedel family gathered in the last century. Tour the house and and hear stories about the family and their collection.

Bibliology: Books

Williams College Museum of Art

August 2, 2018 5:00 PM

Artist Andrew Beccone showcases the Reanimation Library, a collection of outdated and discarded books, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Cristina Córdova- Del balcón, Solo Exhibition

Ferrin Contemporary

July 29 5:00 PM - August 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Del balcón, a solo exhibition of new work by Cristina Córdova, combines large and small figural sculptures to ponder the relationship between people andthe land in her native Puerto Rico.

Herbology: Plants as remedy

Williams College Museum of Art

August 2, 2018 6:00 PM - August 2, 2018 8:00 PM

The Hudson-based Good Fight Herb Co. showcases herbal remedies and the potential of plants to heal, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Techne: Extension Exorcises

Mass MoCA

August 4, 2018 12:00 PM - August 4, 2018 5:00 PM

Vocalist Karen Adelman and experimental percussionist Corey Fogel will join Liz Glynn in a durational activation of her installation, The Archeology of Another Possible Future, inserting live music, spoken text, and performance.

Age of Iron

Hancock Shaker Village

August 4 - August 5, 2018

Hear the bellows blow, smell the coal smoke, and watch hot iron worked by hammer and anvil as New England blacksmiths converge on the Village. Talk with blacksmiths and see them at work.

Agathology: Goodness

Williams College Museum of Art

August 9, 2018 5:00 PM

An art historian and a studio artist take on the age-old question: “what makes good art?” part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Enology: Wine

Williams College Museum of Art

August 9, 2018 6:00 PM - August 9, 2018 8:00 PM

The Troy-based 22 2nd St Wine Co. pairs wines with works of art from the collection, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Maker Day: Mastering iPhone Photography Workshop

Hancock Shaker Village

August 11, 2018 10:00 AM - August 11, 2018

Learn about iPhone camera modes, focus and focus lock, exposure compensation, photo composition, long exposures, high dynamic range (HDR), editing and post processing.

The Folly At Field Farm Tour

The Trustees

August 11, 2018 1:00 PM - August 11, 2018

A mid-century modern stone folly with a playful, organic design holds artwork the Bloedel family gathered in the last century. Tour the house and and hear stories about the family and their collection.

“Dance We Must” Curator Tour

Williams College Museum of Art

August 11, 2018 1:00 PM

Curators Kevin Murphy and Caroline Hamilton explore the contributions of Jacob’s Pillow founder Ted Shawn and visionary modern dancer Ruth St. Denis to American modern dance, with more than 350 objects from the Jacob’s Pillow Archives.

Anything but Simple Art Workshop

Hancock Shaker Village

August 12, 2018 1:00 PM - August 12, 2018

Explore the the exhibition and experiment with stencils, watercolor and pencil on folded paper books and heart shaped paper to make a gift drawing.

Narratology: Stories

Williams College Museum of Art

August 16, 2018 5:00 PM

Ezra Feldman, Professor of English, digs into the possibilities for narrativizing museum visits and encounters with art, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Cosmology: Universe

Williams College Museum of Art

August 16, 2018 6:00 PM - August 16, 2018 8:00 PM

A multimedia sound and projection experience by artists and musicians Francesca Olsen and Joe Aidonidis, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Kalology: Beauty

Williams College Museum of Art

August 23, 2018 5:00 PM

Professor of Philosophy Alan White unpacks the meaning and many definitions of beauty, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

Typtology: Spirit communication

Williams College Museum of Art

August 23, 2018 6:00 PM - August 23, 2018 8:00 PM

Artist Ben Ripley illuminates the patio with an installation exploring the intersections of memory, mourning, and social media, as part of WCMA’s Summer Break Program Series: Ologies.

The Folly At Field Farm Tour

The Trustees

August 25, 2018 1:00 PM - August 25, 2018

A mid-century modern stone folly with a playful, organic design holds artwork the Bloedel family gathered in the last century. Tour the house and and hear stories about the family and their collection.

Book Club: Women Artists in Paris

Clark Art Institute

August 29, 2018 7:00 PM - August 29, 2018

In celebration of the exhibition Women Artists in Paris 1850–1900, the Clark hosts a summer book club exploring three novels set in 19th-century France, each centering on remarkable women, finishing with Colette’s ‘Chérie.’ 

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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.

Williams College Museum of Art

Williamstown Cultural District

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.

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.

Berkshire Artist Museum

Downtown North Adams

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

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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.

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.

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.

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Classes & Workshops

The Maker’s Mill

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.

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.

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.

IS183 Art School

IS183 Art School

Based in the Citizen’s Hall in Stockbridge, IS183 offers classes and workshops across the county, including occasional explorations into painting, drawing and jewelry-making at the Clark Art Institute. IS183 brings art to families and children year-round in school and after school programs, school vacation and and summer camps. At their home base, the school offers […]

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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.

Williams College Interactive College Map

Williamstown

Art and Performance locations, Public art walking tours, admission walking tours, athletic facilities, library locations, Spring Street shop locations.

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Art exhibits

Women Artists in Paris

Clark Art Institute

June 9 - September 3, 2018

The Clark’s summer show considers the influential, often-overlooked work of women artists in Paris in the 19th century and the barriers they encountered to their artistic education and expression.

The Art of Iron

Clark Art Institute

June 9 - September 16, 2018

Drawn from the celebrated collection of the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France, devoted to wrought iron, The Art of Iron presents thirty-six unique objects in an installation celebrating the craft and beauty of these creations.

A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris 1850–1900

Clark Art Institute

July 1 - September 23, 2018

Paris transformed into the City of Light through grand-scale architectural renovations, demolitions and new construction set in motion during the Second Empire, 1852 to 1870).

Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye

Clark Art Institute

June 30 - October 8, 2018

A Los Angeles–based media and installation artist who digitally animates natural and abstract forms brings the Clark’s first video installation, six immersive projections.

Impressions in full color

Clark Art Institute

May 14 - September 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 more across five centuries.

Contemporary art in a mill palimpsest

Mass MoCA

May 14 - September 30, 2018

Newly opened Building 6 makes this the one of the largest contemporary art museums in the country. Around the campus: Pitch, Allsion Janae Hamilton’s exploration of North Florida; The Lure of the Dark and more.

Taryn Simon: A Cold Hole and Assembled Audience

Mass MoCA

May 26 - September 30, 2018

Two new installation commissions dive into rituals of applause and the cold water plunge, along wiht the first-ever major museum installation of the artist’s bookwork.

Come to Your Senses

Mass MoCA

June 23 - September 30, 2018

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

Three-story Building 6 fronts the Hoosac River

Mass MoCA

October 20, 2017 - September 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 …

The Great War at 100: Williams College and Beyond

Williams College Libraries

June 27 4:31 PM - December 21, 2018

A hundred years ago, soldiers were still falling in the trenches across Belguim and France and hauling cannons across Africa. Williams College looks back at the history of World War I.

“Dance We Must” — WCMA and Jacob’s Pillow

Williams College Museum of Art

July 3 - November 11, 2018

Curators Kevin Murphy and Caroline Hamilton explore the contributions of Jacob’s Pillow founder Ted Shawn and visionary modern dancer Ruth St. Denis with more than 350 objects from the Jacob’s Pillow Archives.

Sam Gilliam In Dialogue

Williams College Museum of Art

June 27 5:00 PM - September 3, 2018 8:00 PM

Geometric and lyrical suspended works celebrate WCMA’s recent acquisition of Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972), a signature drape work on a gigantic scale.

Betty Vera, Urban Textures

MCLA Gallery 51

June 28 5:00 PM - July 21, 2018 8:00 PM

Inspired by the rich and surprising juxtaposition of materials and textures in an urban environment, fiber artist Betty Vera creates richly textured, intricate woven works that evoke the accidental and intentional abstract designs created by human activity.

From Trash to Treasure… and Recently Acquired

Williamstown Historical Museum

June 23 - July 31, 2018 12:30 PM

What do a travel trunk from Cole Porter and smelling salts from the former Hopkins Funeral Home have in common? These items and their stories are all a part of the new special exhibit at the WHM: From Trash to Treasure… and Recently Acquired.

Anything but Simple

Hancock Shaker Village

May 12 3:00 PM - September 3, 2018

Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them gives a rare glimpse of the village’s prized gift or spirit drawings, on view for the first time in decades. 

Cristina Córdova- Del balcón, Solo Exhibition

Ferrin Contemporary

July 29 - September 16, 2018

Del balcón, a solo exhibition of new work by Cristina Córdova, combines large and small figural sculptures to ponder the relationship between people andthe land in her native Puerto Rico.

Summer Art Show: New Work

Hancock Shaker Village

July 7 - December 23, 2018

Three artists create new work inspired by the village and the Shakers who lived here: Abelardo Morrell, Henry Klimowicz’ At Home in the World, and Marko Remec’s Monodic Flow.

Silo Songs

Hancock Shaker Village

June 9, 2018 - June 30, 2019

The village will open a new permanent site-specific sound art installation in a historic silo, created by Grammy-award winning composer Brad Wells, singer and conductor of the ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

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.

Kids Can Too!

Mass MoCA

July 21, 2018 11:30 AM - July 21, 2018

Bang on a Can invites the whole family to play along with the festival’s faculty and fellows. This musical exploration performance-presentation is hands-on and gets wilder and wilder each year.

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.

IS183 Art School

IS183 Art School

Based in the Citizen’s Hall in Stockbridge, IS183 offers classes and workshops across the county, including occasional explorations into painting, drawing and jewelry-making at the Clark Art Institute. IS183 brings art to families and children year-round in school and after school programs, school vacation and and summer camps. At their home base, the school offers […]

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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.

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.

Ferrin Gallery

Ferrin Contemporary

June 6 - July 22, 2018

Sergei Isupov, a sculptor working in Massachusetts and Estonia, exhibits work with his figure-ground painting techniques. He is known for surrealistic narratives that combine painting and ceramics.

Cody Hoyt: Flat Earth

outside gallery

July 14 - September 15, 2018

Outside gallery presents a solo exhibition of new ceramic work by Cody Hoyt, whose studio practice involves ceramic multiples, textiles, and work on paper.

Usdan Gallery

Bennington College

The art gallery of Bennington College

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