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.


Berkshire art institutions are going beyond their comfort zones, and ours, this fall - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Berkshire art institutions are going beyond their comfort zones, and ours, this fall
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
Perhaps the highlight of the coming weeks is the opening on Oct. 16 of Nick Cave's "Until," which will fill Mass MoCA's signature, football-field-sized Building 5 space. Cave is best known for his "Soundsuits," a series of "wearable sculptures" that ...

MASS MoCA brings heavy talent this season - The Beacon

The Beacon

MASS MoCA brings heavy talent this season
The Beacon
“Until,” according to MASS MoCA's preview page will “…be used as a performance space.” Conceived as a one-year concentration of community events, music, theater, and art, “Until” incorporates special appearances by dancers, singer-songwriters, pop ...

In the shadow of Mass MoCA, a retro inn is on display - The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

In the shadow of Mass MoCA, a retro inn is on display
The Boston Globe
NORTH ADAMS — Take a seat in a rocking chair in the front of The Porches Inn at Mass MoCa, and you are looking right at the 19th century brick mill buildings that are now part of Mass MoCA. Only a narrow strip of the Hoosic River in this North ...

FreshGrass brings in $1 million for North Adams - The Beacon

The Beacon

FreshGrass brings in $1 million for North Adams
The Beacon
The FreshGrass festival was here in the Berkshires once again, and blue grass enthusiasts are not the only ones excited. The city of North Adams warmly embraces the economic impact of this enormous MASS MoCa production. “We estimate that the festival ...

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'Explode Every Day' underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art - The Williams record

The Williams record

'Explode Every Day' underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art
The Williams record
Not usually, but such is the case in Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, curated by Mass MoCA's Denise Markonish and Ohio-based artist Sean Foley, and on view at the Museum through April 3, 2017. With over 20 artists exhibiting, ...


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