Saturday, August 18, 2018

Art events

Talks on Women in Paris

Clark Art Institute

July 1 - August 31, 2018

Join a member of the Clark’s education team for an in-depth look at special exhibition Women Artists in Paris: 1850–1900.

Berthe Morisot and the Making of Modernity

Clark Art Institute

August 18, 2018 11:00 AM - August 18, 2018

Guest lecturer Nicole Myers, the Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art, presents a free talk on Berthe Morisot and the Making of Modernity.


The Fourth Wall

Oldcastle Theatre Company

August 10 - August 19, 2018

Laugh, and enjoy witty tunes while contemplating what is real and what is theatrical artifice with a splendid cast.

The Member of the Wedding

Williamstown Theatre Festival

August 14 - August 19, 2018

On the eve of a wedding in 1945, housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown is struggling to protect 12-year-old Frankie (Tavi Gevinson) from harsh racially motivated injustices outside their Southern home.

Dangerous House

Williamstown Theatre Festival

August 15 - August 19, 2018

Noxolo is an aspiring footballer from Cape Town who moved to London for a fresh start, but with the World Cup coming to South Africa and the mounting sense that her ex-lover is in peril, she is pulled back.


Jaimeo Brown Transcendence

Mass MoCA

August 18, 2018 8:00 PM - August 18, 2018

With Christ Sholar and Jaleel Shaw, musician Jaimeo Brown and his ensemble, Transcendence, fuse jazz, hip-hop, and blues. Presented in confluence with Allison Janae Hamilton’s exhibition, Pitch.


Hancock Shaker Village

August 18, 2018

Anna and Elizabeth create a day of music, ballads, storytelling, harmony workshops and dance, musicians blend with the audience — with no backstage and a green room in a vast field for picnicking.  

Markets & Events

Williamstown Farmers Market

Williamstown Farmers Market

August 18, 2018 9:00 AM - August 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Local farmers and food producers, familiar and new, gather with chefs, bakers, artisans and musicians — and picnic tables with umbrellas. This summer the Cornucopia Food Truck  will serve farm-to-market brunch.

North Adams Farmers Market

North Adams

August 18, 2018 9:00 AM - August 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Baked goods, fresh vegetables, eggs, cheese and honey … locally made and produced foods and live music come together as local farmers bring their harvests to town year-round.

Writers & Books

Mastheads Writers in Residence

Hancock Shaker Village

August 10 - October 15, 2018

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in the Berkshires.

Local History

Hoosac Valley Train Rides

Berkshire Scenic Railway

August 18, 2018

Historic trains depart from Adams, connecting downtown North Adams to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend.


Jiminy Peak Mountain Adventure Park


May 31 - September 30, 2018

Twist and turn on the Mountain Coaster; coast at your own speed through tunnels, dips and curves on the Alpine Super Slide; fly through the air on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride and more …

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

May 31 - September 30, 2018

Once a farm and fields with an expansive view to Mount Greylock, the Williamstown Rural Lands Foudnation’s home and property is open for gentle walks, hikes and programs on natural history and rural heritage.

Field Farm


May 31 - September 30, 2018

At Field Farm, the family of Williams College alum Lawrence Bloedel collected outdoor sculpture by Arline Shulman, Elbert Weinberg, Jack Zajac and others, overlooksing 316 acres of conserved land with four miles of trails

Sand Springs Pool


May 31 - September 30, 2018

Sand Springs Pool gives a relaxating setting for bathing in natural spring waters, outdoor recreation and fitness.

Mount Greylock State Reservation

Massachusetts Highest Peak

May 31 - October 15, 2018

At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts, with dramatic views across 60 to 90 miles of valleys and ridges.

Ramblewild Aerial Adventure Park


May 31 - September 30, 2018

A new aerial adventure park in Lanesborough with eight courses of varying difficulty allows visitors to guide themselves through the as many of the 150 elements as they feel comfortable tackling.

Art exhibits

Women Artists in Paris

Clark Art Institute

June 9 - September 3, 2018

The Clark’s summer show considers the influential, often-overlooked work of women artists in Paris in the 19th century and the barriers they encountered to their artistic education and expression.

The Art of Iron

Clark Art Institute

June 9 - September 16, 2018

Drawn from the celebrated collection of the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France, devoted to wrought iron, The Art of Iron presents thirty-six unique objects in an installation celebrating the craft and beauty of these creations.

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.

Sam Gilliam In Dialogue

Williams College Museum of Art

June 27 5:00 PM - September 3, 2018 8:00 PM

Geometric and lyrical suspended works celebrate WCMA’s recent acquisition of Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972), a signature drape work on a gigantic scale.

Anything but Simple

Hancock Shaker Village

May 12 3:00 PM - September 3, 2018

Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them gives a rare glimpse of the village’s prized gift or spirit drawings, on view for the first time in decades. 

Cristina Córdova- Del balcón, Solo Exhibition

Ferrin Contemporary

July 29 - September 16, 2018

Del balcón, a solo exhibition of new work by Cristina Córdova, combines large and small figural sculptures to ponder the relationship between people andthe land in her native Puerto Rico.

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.


Eclipse Mill Gallery: Cuckoo’s Call

August 9 - September 3, 2018

Cuckoo’s Call,  an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Wayne Hopkins and Cathy Wysocki, shows images of apprehension and rescue, imagined sea creatures and devices for salvaging the deluded mind.

Cody Hoyt: Flat Earth

outside gallery

July 14 - September 15, 2018

Outside gallery presents a solo exhibition of new ceramic work by Cody Hoyt, whose studio practice involves ceramic multiples, textiles, and work on paper.