Art events

Artist Talk: Delerious Matter

Williamstown Cultural District

October 3, 2018 6:30 PM - October 3, 2018

In her first major public art project, Diana Al-Hadid (American, b. Aleppo, Syria 1981) combines aluminum, steel, fiberglass, concrete, polymer modified gypsum, and pigment in four sculptures installed across campus.

Making Material Histories

Williamstown Cultural District

October 17, 2018 7:00 PM - October 17, 2018 9:00 PM

Healoha Johnston, Interim Director of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of the Arts of Hawaiʻi, Oceania, Africa, and the Americas, Honolulu Museum of Art, will speak on Curating the Kalākaua Era in the 21st Century.

Williams College Museum Season Celebration

Williamstown Cultural District

October 18, 2018 5:00 PM - October 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Meet WCMA’s new Class of 1956 Director, Pamela Franks, and celebrate WCMA’s fall exhibitions: The Field Is the World, Kay Sage, Anicka Yi, and Object Lab.

First Sunday Free: Art & Nature

Clark Art Institute

October 7, 2018 1:00 PM - October 7, 2018

A day of free admission and activities will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill and the final days of Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye, the Clark’s first video installation.

History in Osman Hamdi’s Paintings

Clark Art Institute

October 16, 2018 5:30 PM - October 16, 2018

Florence Gould Foundation Fellow Gülru Çakmak presents Painting, Photography and the Long Duration of History in Osman Hamdi’s Paintings.

Looking and Lunching: Ugolino di Nerio

Clark Art Institute

October 18, 2018 12:00 PM - October 18, 2018

Take a close look at one of the Clark’s most important works, the altarpiece by Ugolino di Nerio. It is one of the best-preserved and earliest known seven-paneled altarpieces, and its survival is remarkable.

Fishing

Hunter Center

December 8, 2018 8:00 PM - December 8, 2018 11:00 PM

8pm, Hunter Center, MASS MoCA This work-in-progress showing offers a first look at the new all-star collaboration between actor Jon Hamm, director/choreographer Danielle Agami, and Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche — a ravishing piece of multidisciplinary performance that explores the beautiful, simple absurdity of desire.  

Thomas Krens: Art, Money, Oil and Guns

Clark Art Institute

Thomas Krens, chairman of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum, will give a series of four talks on art and architecture in shaping the life of cities and changing societies.

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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.

Mermaids are REAL! Life Drawing event

Dr. Sketchys 413

October 4, 2018 7:00 PM - October 4, 2018 10:00 PM

Life Drawing with a twist! figure model dressed as a mermaid! Bring your own art supplies facebook.com/DrSketchys413

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

The Field is The World: Williams, Hawaiʻi

Williamstown Cultural District

September 1, 2018 - January 2, 2019

A Hawaiian kupeʻe, or ankle adornment made of dog teeth, has inspired an exhibition on Williams students in the 19th century and the little-known and controversial relationship between the college and the kingdom of Hawaiʻi. 

Anicka Yi: Our Love Is Bigger Than an AIDS Quilt

Williamstown Cultural District

September 14, 2018 - January 7, 2019

On view for the first time at WCMA, this installation by Anicka Yi (American, b. South Korea, 1971) immerses visitors in a sensorial experience with unconventional and often ephemeral materials.

Kay Sage: Serene Surrealist

Williamstown Cultural District

September 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019

WCMArecreates Sage’s inaugural 1950 exhibition with the Catherine Viviano Gallery. The exhibition brings together twelve extant paintings, marking their first showing as a group in more than 65 years.

Delerious Matter

Williamstown Cultural District

September 29, 2018 - March 24, 2019

In her first major public art project, Diana Al-Hadid (American, b. Aleppo, Syria 1981) combines aluminum, steel, fiberglass, concrete, polymer modified gypsum, and pigment in four sculptures installed across campus.

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.

Shel•ter group show

Gallery 51

August 30 - September 23, 2018

Nineteen invited artists from across the country explore their social, political, and environmental relationship to shelter. On view through Sept. 23.

Fiber Art Group Exhibit

North Adams Fiber Artists

September 7 - October 9, 2018

North Adams Fiber Artists will host their first exhibit with the opening on Sept. 7, 5-8 pm.

Canary Syndrome

Ferrin Contemporary

September 27 5:00 PM - November 4, 2018

Opening reception for the group exhibition “Canary Syndrome”, held in conjunction with DownStreet Art. 5 to 7 p.m.

Canary Syndrome

Ferrin Contemporary

September 27 11:00 AM - November 4, 2018 5:00 PM

Inspired by the idea that artists, like canaries, are hypersensitive to the forces threatening human existence, nine artists focus on threats to the environment, culture, ethics and civilization.

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.

Titus Kaphar: Language of the Forgotten

Mass MoCA

August 13, 2018 - March 31, 2019

The artist Titus Kaphar looks keenly into history – whose stories get told, and which ones get left out. Through cutting, bending, sculpting, and remixing, he alters the narrative, placing forgotten figures in plain line of sight.

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.

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.

B13 Open House

Ferrin Contemporary

September 27, 2018 5:00 PM - September 27, 2018 7:00 PM

B13 Open House- Numerous galleries will participate with public receptions.

SPECTRUM: Opening Reception

Gallery 51

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

Opening Reception 5 – 8pm on Thursday, September 27 SPECTRUM brings together 31 artists for a multimedia art exhibition and conversation regarding the gender continuum. This exhibition explores cultural and social issues of gender roles, norms, and identification. On view September 27 – November 18.

Usdan Gallery

Bennington College

The art gallery of Bennington College

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