Friday, August 16, 2019

Art events

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.

Theatre

WTF Fridays@3 Reading: In the Canyon

The Clark Art Institute

August 16, 2019 3:00 PM - August 16, 2019 4:30 PM

“Fridays@3” offers theatre lovers the opportunity to experience new work in development by the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Ghosts

'62 Center

July 31 - August 18, 2019

Henrik Ibsen‘s vivid and passionate play asks – even now – how far one mother, caught between duty and desire, can or should go to protect her family. Note: There are no performances on Mondays.

Before the Meeting

'62 Center

August 7 - August 18, 2019

Trip Cullman directs Adam Bock’s world premiere play, which examines how to truly make amends on the road to recovery.

Local History

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont

Bennington Museum

June 29 - November 3, 2019

Bennington Museum’s major exhibition for 2019, “Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont” explores a complex time that in many ways has come to define Vermont as it is today more than any other historic moment.

Summer

Sand Springs Pool

Williamstown

May 31 - September 30, 2019

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

Libraries

Shops & Services

Museum: Museum Shop @ WCMA

Downtown Williamstown

June 3 - September 2, 2019

You can find the WCMA Museum Shop downtown at the temporary WCMA Summer Space during Summer 2019.

Art exhibits

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.

Galleries

Gallery 28

Gallery 28

June 25 - August 31, 2019

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