1040 MASS MoCA Way Open Wednesday through Monday, 11am-5pm
“MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need.” MASS MoCA exhibits works by many of the most important artists of today–both well known, and emerging–with a focus on large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums.
Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $12 for students, $8 for children 6–16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. For additional information, call 413-662-2111 or visit www.massmoca.org.
Currently on View: Nick Cave: Until, Chris Domenick: 5 0 D A Y S; Spencer Finch: Cosmic Latte; Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend?; Steffani Jemison: Plant You Now, Dig You Later; Elizabeth King: Radical Small; Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Exhibition; Julianne Swartz: In Harmonicity, the Tonal Walkway; Barbara Takenaga: Nebraska
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
Open Wednesday through Monday, 11am-5pm
Kidspace is a child-centered gallery and studio space within MASS MoCA. Hands-on, educational activities allow children to connect with the space’s current exhibition through their own creative work.
Currently on View: Here Comes the Sun
Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe repurposes unlikely, provocative materials into compelling animal sculptures. Colorful shotgun casings and golden varying caliber bullets are brought together to form a lion, for example; leather sneakers are arranged into a leaping puma, and an army helmet becomes a turtle’s shell. In an interview, Uribe underlines the irony inherent in his choice of materials: “People kill animals to make shoes; I make animals out of shoes.” The result of Uribe’s distinct approach is a joyful, yet challenging experience for viewers of all ages.
1315 MASS MoCA Way
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm
FERRIN CONTEMPORARY and CYNTHIA-REEVES share a 2,500-square-foot space on the MASS MoCA campus, exhibiting work by mid-career and established contemporary artists working in diverse media. Independent Art Projects (IAP) is their collaborative forum for projects that supplement each gallery’s curatorial programming.
FERRIN CONTEMPORARY exhibits contemporary art by mid-career and established ceramicists. In addition to being a gallery, it serves as a project incubator space.
“CYNTHIA-REEVES represents an international roster of established artists who share a process-apparent sensibility in their work.” The newly renovated gallery has long embraced work “that provokes a discourse around the convergence of art and science.”
Currently on View: Atlas Project
April 8 – May 27
Beth Ganz: Atlas Project features works that reflect “the relationship between abstraction and landscape.”
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street
Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12-4pm
MCLA Gallery 51 primarily exhibits work by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. It is a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Student work is featured annually.
Currently on View: Biotope
February 23 – April 23
“Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes” showcases the creative output of over a dozen artists. The exhibition–organized by Richard Harrington, a visual artist from North Adams–features works from a wide range of artistic mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking.
All of the work exhibited as part of “Biotope: Friends, Life Forms, Landscapes” engages in some way with a particular living environment. These regions of the earth, or biotopes, have a recognizable uniqueness which has inspired each individual artist to depict or capture the spirit of these places.
10 Ashland Street
Open Wednesday through Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm
Outside Gallery provides emerging artists with opportunities to exhibit their work outside of urban, contemporary art centers. This new space features solo exhibitions that rotate on a monthly basis.
38 Eagle Street
Open Wednesday through Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm
Working space and gallery by local artist Martha Flood who designs and produces The Woodlands Collection, custom manufactured fabrics inspired by natural textures and patterns we encounter in the New England landscape. The nontraditional images are examples of cutting edge pattern design and advanced digital fabric printing technologies. 2013 Yankee Magazine Best of New England, Editor’s Choice Winner.
243 Union St. Studio 102
Open Friday through Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment
The Eclipse Mill live/work community is home to artists and artisans working independently as well as collaboratively in a wide range of media. Though the Eclipse Mill Gallery often exhibits work by residents, it also features guest artists from near and far.
243 Union St. Studio 104
Open Thursday through Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment
“At River Hill Pottery we have combined our creativity and experience to bring to you some of the most beautiful baskets in clay. Each piece is handmade with care and craftsmanship for you to enjoy. It is our desire for you to have a piece of pottery that will give you a lifetime of joy. The uncommon basket for an extraordinary life.”
Berkshire Art Museum
159 East Main Street
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5pm
The Berkshire Art Museum is dedicated to exhibiting work by regional artists. While past exhibitions have primarily featured two-dimensional media, the museum’s 2017 season will focus on three-dimensional work. “Volume” is slated to open in late June.
Visitor Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park
Western Gateway Heritage State Park 115 State Street, Building 4
Open daily, 9:30am-4:30pm
North Adams Museum of History and Science
Western Gateway Heritage State Park, 115 State Street, Building 5A
Open Saturday, 10am-4pm
The North Adams Museum of History and Science is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting North Adams’ colorful past. Exhibitions primarily focus on local history. The museum also features opportunities to engage with science, such as an interactive model of the solar system. Admission is free.