Art events

First Sunday Free: Everyday Heroism

The Clark

April 7 1:00 PM - March 15, 2019 6:00 PM

On this free Sunday at the Clark, enjoy complimentary admission to the galleries and activities that encourage visitors to reflect on the small ways we can be heroic in our everyday lives. Explore what it means to be heroic in myth, history, and in our own lives with a guided gallery talk led by a […]

International Slow Art Day at MASS MoCA

April 6, 2019 11:00 AM - April 6, 2019 2:00 PM

The average museum-goer spends just 10 seconds with any given work of art. Turn that truth on its head with contemplative walks through our expansive galleries, and go in deep with tours focused on single works of art. Free with museum admission.

Fishing

Hunter Center

April 6, 2019 8:00 PM - April 6, 2019 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.  

Behind the Scenes Tour of The Clark

Williamstown Historical Museum

April 13, 2019 11:00 AM - April 13, 2019 12:30 PM

A behind the scenes tour of The Clark with Bill Powers, Director of Facilities, starting in the Manton Research Center Auditorium at 11 am.

Vincent Valdez + Adriana Corral

April 13, 2019 4:00 PM - April 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Suffering From Realness artists Vincent Valdez and Adriana Corral mark the opening of this new exhibition with a procession of their sculpture Requiem, a larger-than-life cast of an American eagle, accompanied by parading musicians — recalling a New Orleans-style jazz funeral. The artists will discuss their work following the event. Free with museum admission.

Teen Invitational

MASS MoCA

April 26, 2019 7:00 PM - April 26, 2019 9:00 PM

A collaboration with high school art teachers, principals, and artists in the northern Berkshires, MASS MoCA’s 9th annual Teen Invitational brings local students’ and instructors’ work to the public for one long weekend — and one fun party. Catch the best of our young local talent, on view in the main galleries from April 26 […]

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Museums

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.

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

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 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 […]

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

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.

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.

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 […]

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

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.

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.

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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