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
North Adams' newest eatery, Grazie, set for opening Berkshire Eagle (subscription) The restaurant is positioned neatly in the city's downtown, with Mass MoCA in sight and ample parking on Marshall Street and in the St. Anthony's lot. Despite its proximity to a museum that draws in more than 150,000 visitors annually, Tatro and Moresi ...
Wilco's Music for Adulthood The New Yorker Curating a music-and-arts festival at Mass MOCA, producing Mavis Staples's recent records, advising the National Poetry Foundation, making a solo record with his teen-age son on drums: the railroad man's son from Belleville, Illinois, has come far ...
Valentine's Day events: Celebrate love in the Berkshires Berkshire Eagle (subscription) Mass MoCA will offer Valentine's themed menu items at Lickety Split prior to its 8 p.m. show with world music icon Angelique Kidjo in the Hunter Center in North Adams. Show tickets range from $30 to $49. Info: massmoca.org or 413-662-2111.
4 Emerging Artists in the Spotlight This Spring Wall Street Journal ... Yale M.F.A. graduate) has shown at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, New York's Museum of Modern Art and L.A.'s Hammer Museum. Recently, the Prada Foundation acquired his work, and in March, Mass MoCA will mount his first retrospective, ...
The National Confirm US Summer Shows Stereoboard.com In addition to festival appearances in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe, the indie quintet will headline a benefit show at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts in June before playing Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Real Estate the following ...