Art events

Da Vinci After Hours

Berkshire Museum

May 25, 2019 5:00 PM - May 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Join us during the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions, from his flying machines to a battle tank, and even a Renaissance robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to our fascinating new exhibition. Tickets: $5, Museum members and EBT cardholders $3. Children ages 3 and under free. “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in […]

Open Studios

Assets for Artists

May 25, 2019 6:30 PM - May 25, 2019 8:30 PM

Assets for Artists is joining in the fun of MASS MoCA’s birthday by hosting free open studios.

MASS MoCA Turns 20: Let’s Party

MASS MoCA

May 25, 2019 5:00 PM - May 25, 2019 11:00 PM

Capturing MASS MoCA’s energy and spirit of embracing music and art in all forms, our 20th birthday party spreads across the museum campus — from Marshall Street to the interior courtyards and galleries — encompassing new exhibitions, wild versions of your favorite games, terrific music by performers from both near and far, great food and […]

Da Vinci After Hours

Berkshire Museum

June 1, 2019 5:00 PM - June 1, 2019 7:00 PM

Join us during the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions, from his flying machines to a battle tank, and even a Renaissance robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to our fascinating new exhibition. Tickets: $5, Museum members and EBT cardholders $3. Children ages 3 and under free. “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in […]

Exhibition Opening Reception

The Clark

June 7, 2019 7:30 PM - June 7, 2019 9:30 PM

Join us for an opening celebration and reception for the 2019 summer exhibitions: Renoir: The Body, The Senses, and Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet. Enjoy light refreshments and be among the first to view the season’s shows. Free; RSVP required. RSVP online or call 413 458 0524.

Opening Lecture for Renoir: The Body, The Senses

The Clark

June 8, 2019 11:00 AM - June 8, 2019 12:00 PM

Join Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator of the Clark Esther Bell and Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum George Shackelford as they present an overview of Renoir: The Body, The Senses.

“The Loveliest Nudes Ever Painted”

The Clark

June 22, 2019 11:00 AM - June 22, 2019 12:00 PM

Please join Colin Bailey, Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, as he presents the lecture “ ‘The Loveliest Nudes Ever Painted’: An Introduction to Renoir and the Nude” in conjunction with the special exhibition Renoir: The Body, The Senses. 

Free Fun Friday

The Clark

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

Enjoy free admission to the Clark as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative. Free Fun Fridays is an annual summer program that invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. No registration or tickets required—just visit and enjoy! Free Fun […]

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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.

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

Makers’ Day: Blacksmithing 101

Hancock Shaker Village

May 18 10:00 AM - May 19, 2019 4:00 PM

This weekend workshop will be held outside near the Tannery. John Boyd, a blacksmith for over 25 years, will teach students basic blacksmithing skills as they make several projects of their choice, using traditional blacksmith’s tools and techniques with a coal-fired forge. Participants begin by making several hooks to learn how to manage the forge […]

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.

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.

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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

WCMA Spring Season

Williams College Museum of Art

January 1 - June 2, 2019

What’s On at the Williams College Museum of Art: Schedule of Exhibitions for Winter/Spring 2019 Schedule of Exhibitions: possible selves: queer foto vernaculars On view through April 14 This first major exhibition about the global impact of queer identities on the evolution of portrait photography brings together works from WCMA’s collection alongside over two-hundred images […]

Still I Rise

MASS MoCA

June 15, 2019

Kidspace at MASS MoCA presents its new exhibition Still I Rise starting June 15, 2019

Paintings by Jane Hudson

March 1 8:00 AM - June 15, 2019 8:00 AM

New work by Jane Hudson. Gouache and acrylic paintings. Opening reception March 16, 2-4

Anina Major: “The Rhythm of Hybrid Interactions”

MCLA Gallery 51

May 23 5:00 PM - June 22, 2019 5:00 PM

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Gallery 51 is pleased to announce that “The Rhythm of Hybrid Interactions” will open on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gallery 51. “Bahamian-born artist Anina Major looks to have us […]

Fifty Years of Africana Studies at Williams

Williams College Libraries

January 2 - June 28, 2019

We celebrate fifty years of Africana Studies, an interdisciplinary field of study that emerged during the 1960s Freedom Movements.

RNR V1.0

MASS MoCA

June 28, 2019

The first in a series of exhibitions from one of the most extensive rock and roll photography collections.

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.

LAUREN MABRY: FUSED at Ferrin Contemporary

Ferrin Contemporary

May 4 - June 30, 2019

Ferrin Contemporary is pleased to announce LAUREN MABRY: FUSED, the first solo at the gallery by Philadelphia-based artist Lauren Mabry. Lauren Mabry’s solo exhibition, FUSED, presents a new series of ‘dimensional paintings’ that use color, form, and an exuberant sense of play to explore transformative nature of clay. Drips, spills and dollops of brightly colored […]

Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet

June 8 - September 15, 2019

Canadian artist Janet Cardiff’s acclaimed 2001 sound installation, The Forty Part Motet, deconstructs Thomas Tallis’s sixteenth-century choral work Spem in alium (Hope in any other) by assigning each of the forty voices to a single freestanding speaker in the gallery. Visitors can weave their way through this ring of speakers, coming in close to hear an individual singer’s […]

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 […]

Trenton Doyle Hancock at MASS MoCA

March 9 - September 30, 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 […]

B6 at MASS MoCA

June 1, 2017 - October 6, 2019

B6: THE ROBERT W. WILSON BUILDING     Dawn DeDeaux and Lonnie Holley Thumbs Up for the Mothership On view through May 2019   Jenny Holzer On view, at least through 2020     Laurie Anderson On view, at least through 2020   Louise Bourgeois On view, at least through 2020   Robert Rauschenberg Lurid […]

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

The Clark

July 4 10:00 AM - October 14, 2019 5:00 PM

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.

While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers

Hancock Shaker Village

May 26 10:00 AM - November 11, 2019 5:00 PM

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 10:00 AM - November 11, 2019 5:00 PM

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

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.

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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.

Usdan Gallery

Bennington College

The art gallery of Bennington College

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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