The Berkshires has long been home to
internationally recognized cultural contributors to the arts.
Residents have included Daniel Chester French, sculptor of
the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, and American illustrator,
Norman Rockwell. Many well known artists now make their homes
in the Berkshires and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary
Art, located in North Adams, is one of the worlds largest
contemporary art museums and a major player in the international
art scene . Located within 3 hours of Boston and New York
City, this area attracts summer residents, vacationers and
weekenders by the millions throughout the year.
Downtown North Adams will again host Downstreet Art. 34 visual arts destinations include Gallery Haiti, showing the work of contemporary Haitian-American artists. DownstreetArt.org
GV student accepted to honorable music festival Grand Valley Lanthorn Only four Grand Valley State University students have ever been accepted to the prestigious Bang on a Can music festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in North Adams, Mass. The honor, however, comes with a big price ...
35 must-see spring and summer arts events in New England Boston Globe (subscription) Founded by Chicago rockers Wilco at Mass MoCA in North Adams, this festival encompasses multiple genres of music and comedy. Among the pleasures on tap are John Hodgman's Big Time Comedy Thing, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, jazz guitarist ...
Jim Shaw's media-saturated art comes to Mass MoCA Boston Globe (subscription) Listening to artist Jim Shaw describe his work, one yearns for an encyclopedia. “I wanted to do something about the river as a barrier between this world and the next,” explains Shaw, standing in front of a large vintage theatrical backdrop of a river ...