Visit ArtCountry!

We don’t think there’s anywhere else quite like our corner of the world. Four incredible museums and an amazing theatre festival. Great hiking, biking, and river kayaking. Maple syrup. Exciting music, theater, and dance. Artisanal foods and craft beers. The Appalachian Trail. Farm stands and farm-to-table restaurants. Mountains, pastures, and endless beauty. Fresh air.

ArtCountry is nestled in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts and at the foot of the Green Mountains in southern Vermont, less than three hours from New York and Boston. We have art and music all year round, but summer is especially lush. 

 

COMBINATION TICKETS

4-way ticket

Discounted one-day adult admission to the Clark, MASS MoCA, and Bennington Museum, and a savings of 20% at the Williams College Museum of Art store (admission to WCMA is free). $40. Valid through December 31, 2019.

3-way ticket

Discounted one-day adult admission to both the Clark and MASS MoCA, and a savings of 20% at the Williams College Museum of Art store (admission to WCMA is free). $34. Valid through December 31, 2019.

WHAT TO SEE

MASS MoCA

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
413 662 2111

Hours:
11 am–5 pm, closed Tuesdays, through June 22
10 am–6 pm, Sundays through Wednesdays; 10 am–7 pm Thursdays through Saturdays beginning June 23

Exhibitions:
Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future
Natasha Bowdoin: Maneater
Rachel Howard: Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian)
The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night
Allison Janae Hamilton: Pitch
Taryn Simon: ASSEMBLED AUDIENCE + A COLD HOLE

Always on view:
James Turrell: Into the Light, Laurie Anderson, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, Jenny Holzer, Anselm Kiefer, Louise Bourgeois, Gunnar Schonbeck: No Experience Required.

Clark Art Institute

225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
413 458 2303

Hours:
10 am–5 pm. Open daily in July and August, closed Mondays September through June.

Exhibitions:
June 8–September 22, 2019: Renoir: The Body, The Senses
June 8–September 15, 2019: Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet
July 4–October 6, 2019: Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow
July 4–October 15, 2019: Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019

Always on view: French Impressionists, Old Master and Renaissance Paintings, American, British, and European Art, Works on Paper, American Decorative Arts.

Special Events:
May 12: Mother’s Day Brunch
May 18: Jonathan Dely Band
June 7: Exhibition Opening Reception

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Dr. #2, Williamstown, MA 01267
(Main galleries will be closed for renovations in summer 2019; find us at 76 Spring Street instead)
413 597 2429

Hours:
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Wednesdays from September through May.

Exhibitions:
Through April 14, 2019: possible selves: queer foto vernaculars
Through May 19, 2019: Object Lab
Through May 28, 2019: New Painting
Through June 2, 2019: Uncovering Williams
Through June 2, 2019: James Van Der Zee: Collecting History
May 11-June 1, 2019: Senior Studio Exhibition (reception May 10 at 7 pm)

Ongoing
The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts
Highlights and Recent Acquisitions from the American and European Collections

Always on view
Maurice and Charles Prendergast, Assyrian Reliefs, Sol LeWitt, Louise Bourgeois

Special Events
Saturday, April 20, 1 pm: General Sisters: (We Will) Open With You. Pittsburgh-based artist collaborative General Sisters returns to WCMA to initiate another exchange of perspectives about how museums are and are not welcoming. In the second iteration of their ongoing project at WCMA, General Sisters and graduate students in the Contemporary Curatorial Workshop invite you to add your voices to banners installed by the artists around WCMA’s building. This collective art-making activity encourages gathering and reflecting on how the museum may open itself again and again and again.

Bennington Museum

75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
802 447 1571

Hours:
10 am to 5 pm. Open daily June through October, closed July 4. Open Thursday through Tuesday from November through May. Closed January. See website for additional information.

Exhibitions:  
February 1–May 5, 2019: Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting
February 1–May 27, 2019:
The Mind’s Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz
On view February 1, 2019:
Vermont Folk Sculpture: Recent Acquisition
March 30–June 11, 2019:
Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport
May 11–September 8, 2019:
Color I Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason
June 9–November 3, 2019:
Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont
June 29–December 30, 2019:
Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

Always on view:
Grandma Moses; Bennington Modernism featuring Paul Feeley, Jules Olitski, Pat Adams and others; Vermont life and history explored in Gilded Age Vermont, Early Vermont, Battle of Bennington Galleries. Fine, Folk, and Decorative Art.

Special Events:
Friday, May 3: Stoneware Collectors’ Meeting
Tour places in Bennington related to the pottery industry 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Return to the Museum and enjoy a presentation by Cathie Zusy and Warren Broderick from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on new developments in Bennington stoneware research, highlighting five different areas where research into the historic Bennington potteries of the 19th Century continues.
Saturday, May 11: Community Day
Free admission for everyone. Join Eileen Travell, Senior Photographer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC and Bennington Museum curator Jamie Franklin as they provide an insider look at Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport. At 3:00 pm join artist Emily Mason to celebrate the opening of Color I Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason on view May 11 through September 8.
Sunday, May 26, 2:00 pm: Music at the Museum
Music at the Museum presents Elizabeth Wright performing Beethoven Sonatas, with guests Joana Genova and Nathaniel Parke.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main Street | Williamstown, MA
413 458 3253

WHERE TO STAY

Your options are plentiful from B&Bs to luxury resorts and everything in between, but our preferred lodging partners are:

The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA

231 River St, North Adams, MA 01247
413 664 0400

Tourists

915 State Rd, North Adams, MA 01247

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 Williams Inn

1090 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING

There’s always lots to do and plenty of other places to visit while you’re in Art Country.  Check out these websites for comprehensive events listings, restaurant guides, and details on all that’s here.
Destination Williamstown
1Berkshire
Bennington Area
Mohawk Trail