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
'Filthy Lucre': Artist Darren Waterston's Double Vision Wall Street Journal “The piece talks about complicated relationships between art and money, and artists and their patrons,” says Susan Cross, the MASS MoCA curator who began shepherding Filthy Lucre in 2012. “It's an homage but also a critique.” Over the course of a 10 ...
Family-Friendly Music Festivals This Summer New York Times If on the scale of child friendliness, the bacchanalian Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a 1 and the Kids Corner Music Festival in Philadelphia scores a 10, what is a 5? Where can parents hear the bands they love without exposing their ...
Neutral Milk Hotel delights audience at Mass MoCA The Williams record Critically-acclaimed indie band Neutral Milk Hotel performed last Friday night in Mass MoCA's theatre. The show was highly anticipated as part of the group's self-described “last tour for the foreseeable future,” and many students from the College ...
Jim Shaw's subconscious runs amok at Mass MoCA Boston Globe (subscription) The Mass MoCA show kicks off, unforgettably, with a vast room filled with giant paintings made on pre-painted theater backdrops. The first of them, “The Rinse Cycle” (a wink at Wagner's “Ring Cycle”), features glossy wigs floating in front of a ...