Art events

I Am A Part of Art: Community Art Reception

The Clark Art Institute

July 23, 2019 1:00 PM - July 23, 2019 4:00 PM

Spend the afternoon with Community Access to the Arts and enjoy conversations and art-making inspired by the exhibit I Am A Part of Art.

Doug Aitken New Horizon– Family Day

Field Farm and Guest House

July 25, 2019 11:00 AM - July 25, 2019 2:30 PM

Enjoy a road trip through nature, food trucks, and more at this multifaceted art event’s family day. These events are expected to sell out.

Doug Aitken New Horizon– The Future of Culture

Field Farm and Guest House

July 25, 2019 6:00 PM - July 25, 2019 10:00 PM

At this event, the mirror balloon touches down and initiates a happening with live performances and in-depth conversations. Join artist and New Horizon creator Doug Aitken and curator Pedro Alonzo.

Artist Talk with Chrissie Hynde

MASS MoCA

July 27, 2019 2:00 PM - July 27, 2019 3:00 PM

On the Saturday after The Pretenders concert, join Chrissie Hynde for a discussion about her artwork and book.

Open Studios at MASS MoCA

Assets for Artists

July 27, 2019 4:00 PM - July 27, 2019 6:00 PM

The weather may be hot, but inside B13 & B34, there’s some cool art happening. Time for Open Studios at MASS MoCA!

New Horizon: Sunrise Experience

Field Farm

July 28, 2019 7:00 AM - July 28, 2019 10:00 AM

The Trustees presents New Horizon, an artwork installation and series of happenings by artist Doug Aitken, centered around a reflective hot air balloon above the New England landscape.

Ologies: Summer Break Program Series

WCMA Summer Space

August 15, 2019 5:10 PM - August 15, 2019 7:30 PM

Join interdisciplinary artist and fashion designer J. Morgan Puett for this week’s Ologies.

Dinner and the Show

The Clark Art Institute

August 16, 2019 6:00 PM - August 16, 2019 9:00 PM

Enjoy a special evening of fine art and fine dining at the Clark, including private access to Renoir: The Body, The Senses.

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.

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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.

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 Lantern Walk

The Clark Art Institute

August 15, 2019 7:30 PM - August 15, 2019 10:30 PM

Step out into the summer night during the annual Berkshire Lantern Walk.

Free Fun Friday

Berkshire Museum

August 23, 2019 10:00 AM - August 23, 2019 5:00 PM

Art, nature, history, and science intersect at the Berkshire Museum. Come join in the exploration for free today!

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

Age of Iron

Hancock Shaker Village

August 3 - August 4, 2019

This annual celebration of the art of the blacksmith is a fabulous opportunity to meet, learn from, and exchange ideas with some of today’s most talented blacksmiths.

Art of Composition Photography Workshop

Hancock Shaker Village

August 10, 2019 10:00 AM - August 10, 2019 1:30 PM

This workshop provides discussion and hands-on experience for those seeking to improve their photography skills.

Berkshire Lantern Walk: Community Workshop

The Clark Art Institute

August 14, 2019 1:00 PM - August 14, 2019 4:00 PM

Work with artists from the New England Puppet Intensive (NEPI) to create an illuminated sculpture in preparation for the Lantern Walk.

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

Berkshire Now: John MacDonald

Berkshire Museum

May 3 - July 28, 2019

This new solo exhibition from favorite local artist John MacDonald brings viewers the many moods of nature in the Berkshires.

Exhibit: Arts of the Book in Asia

Williams Libraries

May 7 - July 31, 2019

A student-curated exhibit of celebrating the Arts of the Book in Asia is now on view in the Chapin Library.

I Am a Part of Art

The Clark

July 6 - August 25, 2019

Join the Great Barrington-based Community Access to the Arts (CATA) Annual Art Show with an exhibition at The Clark.

Color | Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason

Bennington Museum

May 11 - September 8, 2019

This exhibition traces the development of Emily Mason, former Bennington College student and one of the great abstract painters, as she ventures into the New York City art scene of the 1950s and 1960s.

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 […]

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     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 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

Gallery 28

Gallery 28

June 25 - August 31, 2019

This new gallery in North Adams features four artists who paint a range of subjects.

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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