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.


This Local Company Gets Museum Technology Down to a Fine Art - Boston magazine

Boston magazine

This Local Company Gets Museum Technology Down to a Fine Art
Boston magazine
Locally, Cuseum has worked with museums like Institute of Contemporary Art, the Boston Athenaeum, Mass MoCA, and the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. And more recently, Ciecko played with AR in an experimental creation he made for the Isabella ...

Stop Treating the Berkshire Museum as a Sacred Space for Masterpieces - Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Stop Treating the Berkshire Museum as a Sacred Space for Masterpieces
Hyperallergic
“I probably went there on a couple of field trips, but I can't say I have the same sort of experiences as I've had at Mass MoCA,” referring to the enormous contemporary art center in nearby North Adams. He took far more inspiration from Mass MoCA's ...

Bon Iver and TU Dance offer a 'moving' mix of music and dance - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Bon Iver and TU Dance offer a 'moving' mix of music and dance
Minneapolis Star Tribune
But that's a tenth of what you experience when it all comes together.” The project that has knocked these artists speechless is part dance performance, part rock concert. In a series of pieces that shift in tempo and tone, nine dancers perform ...

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Where Culture Meets Nature, Will Bidding Wars Follow? - New York Times

New York Times

Where Culture Meets Nature, Will Bidding Wars Follow?
New York Times
The Berkshires, in western Massachusetts, draw visitors, second-home owners and urban transplants with a mix of natural beauty and cultural attractions. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, or MASS MoCA, inhabits 19th-century industrial ...

Betting on the Berkshires - New York Times

New York Times

Betting on the Berkshires
New York Times
Thomas Krens helped conceive the museum in the 1980s, when he was director of the Williams College Museum of Art, before he became director of the Guggenheim in 1988. Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has flourished under director Joseph C. Thompson, Mr ...


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