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
Creativity From the Chaos of Hurricane Maria New York Times The Puerto Rican artist Ivelisse Jimenez created “Watermarks” during her residency at Mass MoCA nine months after the hurricane. “I lost two studios and most of the work I had done in the last 20 years. Nevertheless it was nothing compared to the ...
8th Annual FreshGrass Festival blends local and national music The Beacon Outside of MASS MoCA's main campus on Saturday evening, a group of men gathered playing an assortment of acoustic guitars, a mandolin and banjo, and singing familiar bluegrass tunes. “We met about twenty minutes ago,” said one of the men, who goes ...
The Art of Virtual Reality Robb Report These include Laurie Anderson's story-centric The Chalkroom, which debuted at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) in 2017, and Jon Rafman's apocalyptic View of Harbor—in which an incoming tsunami sweeps viewers out to ...
Public records detail agency's $17500 in hotel bills Boston Herald Boutique and upscale hotels were often the lodging of choice for the Mass Cultural Council when staffers hit the road, a Herald analysis of $17,500 in taxpayer-paid credit card bills for rooms shows. The council dropped more than $1,000 last summer at ...
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