Public art is outdoors and free to experience. On the side of an underpass, an Egyptian god spreads wings wide against a turquoise sky. On a college lawn, giant eyes glow in the dark. Color and form of outdoor artworks overflow in parks, on quads, in gardens and even on the sidewalks.
Works of public art from the Williams College Museum of Art appear across the college campus. Walking casually across the lawn, you can encounter sculptures and installations by Louise Bourgeois, George Rickey and Jenny Holzer, among others.
Field Farm in South Williamstown is New England’s youngest house museum a Modernist house and folly with a Modernist art collection. Sculptures appear in the gardens overlooking mountain fields and four miles of trails across 300 acres of woods and meadows.
Street art extends into the crosswalks in North Adams, and murals splash across brick walls.