Art events

Meet Me at the Clark

The Clark Art Institute

September 23 2:00 PM - August 23, 2019 4:00 PM

The Clark is pleased to offer Meet Me at the Clark, a free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Equisonance

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

September 23, 2019 6:15 PM - September 23, 2019 6:45 PM

This special event, featuring saxophone and live electronics by artist, musician and composer Neil Leonard, celebrates the Autumnal Equinox.

Images in the Margins

The Clark

September 25, 2019 6:00 PM - September 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Anthony Grafton presents the free lecture, “Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts.”

Darby English: Some Things You Can Do With a Dome

The Clark

September 28, 2019 2:00 PM - September 28, 2019 3:00 PM

Darby English, the exhibition scholar for the American Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale will discuss Swallowed Sun, part of the exhibition by artist Martin Puryear, the 2019 U.S. Representative to this year’s Biennale.

WCMA Fall Season Celebration

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

October 3, 2019 5:00 PM - October 3, 2019 8:00 PM

Celebrate with WCMA this fall as they return to the newly renovated museum and showcase several outstanding exhibitions.

Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

October 5, 2019 3:00 PM - October 5, 2019 5:00 PM

Kenturah Davis will be the featured speaker at the annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art at WCMA this fall. Davis uses language in her art to explore how it shapes our understanding of our place in the world.

First Sunday Free: Go Green!

The Clark

October 6, 2019 1:00 PM - October 6, 2019 4:00 PM

Enjoy a day of free admission to the Clark along with specially designed activities to engage visitors with the “Rivers and Reverence” photography exhibition and the theme of sustainability.

Time of NOW Weekend

MASS MoCA

October 5 10:00 AM - October 6, 2019 6:00 PM

In consideration of the 24-hour news cycle and the ever-presence of rapid-fire technology, this two-day gathering of artists and thinkers asks what it means to be human today. The event is museum-wide.

Artist Talk: Cauleen Smith

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

October 8, 2019 6:00 PM - October 8, 2019 7:30 PM

In this event hosted by MASS MoCA, Cauleen Smith discusses her exhibition “We Already Have What We Need” and her practice in general, which is often described as an exploration of “the everyday possibilities of the imagination.”

Artist Talk: Genevieve Gaignard

MASS MoCA

November 21, 2019 5:00 PM - November 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Exhibiting artist Genevieve Gaignard – whose work explores race, femininity, class, and their various intersections – discusses her extensive and topical practice.

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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.

Community Day at Bennington Museum

Bennington Museum

September 28, 2019 10:00 AM - September 28, 2019 5:00 PM

A free day for all Bennington Museum visitors including special programming in connection with the “Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont” exhibition.

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

Bede Clark Wood Fire and Hands-on Workshop

Mason Hill Clay Studio

September 28 - October 3, 2019

Come explore throwing various forms based on cylinder/bowl/plate, lids, handles, spouts and trimming with master teacher Bede Clark.

Autumn Wreath and Sip

Hancock Shaker Village

October 3, 2019 6:00 PM - October 3, 2019 8:00 PM

While sipping on a glass of wine, enjoy crafting your very own autumnal wreath.

Wood Firing Hands-on Workshop

Mason Hill Clay Studio

November 16 - November 29, 2019

Five days of firing and studio workshopping with two of the best in the field: Linda Christianson and George McCauley.

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

Renoir: The Body, The Senses at the Clark

The Clark

June 8 - September 22, 2019

  Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919) continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. The body—particularly the nude—was the defining subject of Renoir’s artistic practice, from his early days as a student copying the old masters in the Louvre to the early twentieth century, when his revolutionary style […]

Elemental at Common Folk

Common Folk

August 29 - September 26, 2019

Common Folk and Arts in Recovery for Youth present a group art show by young artists.

Not Just Another Pretty Picture

Berkshire Art Museum

June 27 - October 1, 2019

The Berkshire Art Museum and the Barbara and Eric Rudd Art Foundation present the exhibition Not Just Another Pretty Picture from June to October.

B6 at MASS MoCA

June 1, 2017 - October 6, 2019

B6: THE ROBERT W. WILSON BUILDING   Jenny Holzer On view, at least through 2020  Laurie Anderson On view, at least through 2020 Louise Bourgeois On view, at least through 2020 Gunnar Schonbeck No Experience Required On view, at least through 2020 James Turrell: Into The Light On view, at least through 2020 Sol Lewitt: Structures On […]

Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007-2019

The Clark

July 4 - October 14, 2019

This summer, visitors to the Clark will have the opportunity to experience the Biennale through the lens of an unparalleled collection of special Venice Biennale editioned artworks, books, posters, publicity materials, and other, more unusual objects.

Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

The Clark

July 4 - October 14, 2019

The first solo museum exhibition of works by Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe, which brings together a collection of her work with commentary about her complex relationship with her older sister, Georgia.

The 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt

Bennington Museum

August 31 - October 14, 2019

The quilt from 1863 that inspires artisans from around the world makes its annual appearance at The Bennington Museum!

Sarah Oppenheimer: S-337473

MASS MoCA

October 26, 2019

Sarah Oppenheimer’s large-scale glass and metal structures in “S-337473” are part-architecture and part-sculpture, inviting engagement from the viewer and shifting perspectives of the space.

Trenton Doyle Hancock at MASS MoCA

March 9 - November 4, 2019

MIND OF THE MOUND: CRITICAL MASS Trenton Doyle Hancock grew up in Paris, Texas, to a family of evangelical Baptist ministers and missionaries. Supplementing his religious upbringing with comic books and Greek mythology, at the age of 10 he invented Torpedo Boy — an alter ego/superhero he still uses today. At this young age, Hancock already began […]

While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers

Hancock Shaker Village

May 26 - November 11, 2019

While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers features specially commissioned a cappella recordings of Shaker songs by artists such as folk-pop legend Natalie Merchant and indie sensation Mountain Man, with a prelude performance by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  The Shakers wrote more than 25,000 songs, about 10,000 of which survive. Now, some 230 years after the […]

Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey

Hancock Shaker Village

May 26 - November 11, 2019

Borrowed Light presents a new body of large-scale watercolors by Barbara Ernst Prey depicting scenes from the Village.

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

September 6 - December 19, 2019

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. maps the intersections among a network of queer Chicanx artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.

Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

Bennington Museum

June 29 - December 30, 2019

During the 1960s, Bennington College served as a rural epicenter for a group of artists who were pushing the possibilities of abstraction in works that have come to be known as Color Field.

Travels on Paper

The Clark

November 16, 2019 - February 9, 2020

This exhibition takes visitors on a world tour through images from the early days of tourism prints and photographs.

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.

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.

Building Memory

Installation Space

August 29 - October 27, 2019

Visit Installation Space on historic Eagle Street in North Adams for BUILDING MEMORY, an installation that is influenced by the fluid and flawed process of our deteriorating memories.

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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