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.


Artist Nick Cave Puts Racism on Display - GOOD Magazine

Artist Nick Cave Puts Racism on Display
GOOD Magazine
... at Jack Shainman, Cave will be featured in a major retrospective at the St. Louis Museum of Art in October, an exhibition at Michigan's Cranbrook Art Museum in 2015, and his much-anticipated major exhibition of new work at Boston's Mass MoCA in 2016.

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Carlsbad Music Festival: a musical adventure - U-T San Diego

Carlsbad Music Festival: a musical adventure
U-T San Diego
As a young composer just out of the University of Southern California, Matt McBane attended Bang on a Can's first Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. The innovative new-music collaborative's performances and classes at the Massachusetts Museum of ...

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Music, art and more this fall at Mass MoCA - Berkshire Eagle

Music, art and more this fall at Mass MoCA
Berkshire Eagle
NORTH ADAMS -- Mass MoCA's fall season gets under way in mid-September when the museum devotes an entire weekend to bluegrass and roots music -- and continues full throttle through the holiday season with a mid-December show of smart comedy.

Nick Cave on the Artist's Responsibility - Hyperallergic

Nick Cave on the Artist's Responsibility
Hyperallergic
“I began thinking more about myself as an artist with a civic responsibility,” said artist Nick Cave to Mass MoCA curator Denise Markonish during a conversation last Friday evening at Jack Shainman Gallery. Realizing that he was bored with his past ...

Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA, 8/29/14 - Albany Times Union (blog)

Roomful of Teeth @ MASS MoCA, 8/29/14
Albany Times Union (blog)
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Since 2009, Roomful of Teeth, an eight voice group founded and conducted by Brad Wells, has had an annual residency at MASS MoCA, during which they study different styles of vocal world music, spanning the globe, from Inuit ...

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