Wednesday, July 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. Learn more about the incredible female artists who worked in France during the second half of the 19th century and about the obstacles they overcame to pursue their careers in the arts. This talk is […]

Theatre

Artney Jackson

Williamstown Theatre Festival

July 17 - July 22, 2018

Artney Jackson is a mentor and a respected employee at the local cable company. On the edge of promotion, he faces chaos as his son plans to move out and his employers and co-workers test his resolve.

Music

Concert at Windsor Lake: Quincey

North Adams

July 18, 2018 6:30 PM - July 18, 2018

A six piece band based out of North Adams combining the styles of five songwriters: Tim Martin, Dylan Girouard, Luke Tobin and Dan O’Connell on guitar and vocals, Matt Shiebler on bass and vocals and Tim Shiebler on drums and vocals.

Bang on a Can Festival 2018

Mass MoCA

July 12 - July 28, 2018

For most of the month of July, for 17 years now, Bang on a Can has brought new music and contemporry musicians in dozens of concerts in the courtyards and galleries and on the museum’s stages.

Summer

Jiminy Peak Mountain Adventure Park

Hancock

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.

Taconic Golf Club

Williamstown

May 31 - September 30, 2018

Ranked #1 Best Public Golf Course in Massachusetts by Golf Magazine, Taconic offers a wide view over the valley, a classically challenging course, and playing conditions renovated in 2009.

Field Farm

Williamstown

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

Williamstown

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

Lanesborough

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.

Betty Vera, Urban Textures

MCLA Gallery 51

June 28 5:00 PM - July 21, 2018 8:00 PM

Inspired by the rich and surprising juxtaposition of materials and textures in an urban environment, fiber artist Betty Vera creates richly textured, intricate woven works that evoke the accidental and intentional abstract designs created by human activity.

From Trash to Treasure… and Recently Acquired

Williamstown Historical Museum

June 23 - July 31, 2018 12:30 PM

What do a travel trunk from Cole Porter and smelling salts from the former Hopkins Funeral Home have in common? These items and their stories are all a part of the new special exhibit at the WHM: From Trash to Treasure… and Recently Acquired.

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. 

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.

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.

Galleries

Ferrin Gallery

Ferrin Contemporary

June 6 - July 22, 2018

Sergei Isupov, a sculptor working in Massachusetts and Estonia, exhibits work with his figure-ground painting techniques. He is known for surrealistic narratives that combine painting and ceramics.

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.