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



Kolok Gallery
121 Union St
North Adams, MA 01247

(413) 664 7381


Set in the Historic Windsor Mill in North Adams, Kolok Gallery represents and exhibits artwork by emerging and mid-career, nationally and internationally-based artists.


 
Melissa Lillie
North Adams, MA
melissalillie.com

Melissa Lillie's paintings reference natural forms using a personal visual language of vibrant colors and complex layers to reflect on the macroscopic and microscopic world.


Creativity From the Chaos of Hurricane Maria - New York Times

New York Times

Creativity From the Chaos of Hurricane Maria
New York Times
The Puerto Rican artist Ivelisse Jimenez created “Watermarks” during her residency at Mass MoCA nine months after the hurricane. “I lost two studios and most of the work I had done in the last 20 years. Nevertheless it was nothing compared to the ...

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8th Annual FreshGrass Festival blends local and national music - The Beacon

8th Annual FreshGrass Festival blends local and national music
The Beacon
Outside of MASS MoCA's main campus on Saturday evening, a group of men gathered playing an assortment of acoustic guitars, a mandolin and banjo, and singing familiar bluegrass tunes. “We met about twenty minutes ago,” said one of the men, who goes ...

Clark Art Institute Names Larry Smallwood, from MASS MoCA, as Deputy Director - ARTnews

ARTnews

Clark Art Institute Names Larry Smallwood, from MASS MoCA, as Deputy Director
ARTnews
Larry Smallwood, the current deputy director and chief operating officer of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), will move to the Clark Institute in Williamstown as deputy director. In his new role beginning October 29, he will ...

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The Art of Virtual Reality - Robb Report

Robb Report

The Art of Virtual Reality
Robb Report
These include Laurie Anderson's story-centric The Chalkroom, which debuted at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in 2017, and Jon Rafman's apocalyptic View of Harbor—in which an incoming tsunami sweeps viewers out to ...

Public records detail agency's $17500 in hotel bills - Boston Herald

Boston Herald

Public records detail agency's $17500 in hotel bills
Boston Herald
Boutique and upscale hotels were often the lodging of choice for the Mass Cultural Council when staffers hit the road, a Herald analysis of $17,500 in taxpayer-paid credit card bills for rooms shows. The council dropped more than $1,000 last summer at ...


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