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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