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.
5-way ArtCountry Summer Pass
|Includes discounted one-day adult admission to the Clark, MASS MoCA, and Bennington Museum; a 20% discount toward a regularly priced Main Stage ticket at Williamstown Theatre Festival (based on availability); and a 20% discount in the Williams College Museum of Art store (admission to WCMA is free). $50. Valid June 1–May 31, 2020 (WTF tickets valid through August 18, 2019).
|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 May 31, 2020.
|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 May 31, 2020.
WHAT TO SEE
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
413 662 2111
10 am–6 pm, open every day, June 15–October 14
11 am–5 pm, open Wednesdays–Mondays, beginning October 15
Annie Lennox: ‘Now I Let You Go…’
Trenton Doyle Hancock: Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass
Suffering From Realness
Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need
Kidspace: Still I Rise
Joe Manning: Looking at North Adams
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.
August 31: Flying Lotus
September 20-22: FreshGrass Festival
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
413 458 2303
10 am–5 pm. Open daily in July and August, closed Mondays September through June.
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.
August 18: Martha Graham Dance Company
August 25: American Modern Opera Company
WCMA Summer Space: 76 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA
Open June 3 through September 2 while our permanent museum on Lawrence Hall Drive is closed for renovations through September 5.
413 597 2429
Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.
Through September 3, 2019: “WALLS: Dear future borrower…” This exhibition features 40 pieces of art from our WALLS collection, a special collection that Williams College students can borrow and hang in their dorm rooms for a semester. The exhibit includes pieces by contemporary artists like Titus Kaphar and Daniel Kukla alongside more traditional pieces by artists like Pierre-Louis Gatier and Torii Kiyonaga. The artwork is accompanied by selections from the journal entries of students who lived with the art for a semester.
Thursdays from July 11–August 15: Our popular Ologies summer program returns programs featuring an artist taking on an unexpected field of study at sites across the Williams College campus at 5:30 p.m. A group will walk from WCMA Summer Space to the event location at 5:10 p.m. Each program is followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. back at WCMA Summer Space at 76 Spring St.
September 6, 2019: The permanent museum in Lawrence Hall reopens with an exciting lineup featuring Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., a critically acclaimed exhibition co-curated by Williams College professor C. Ondine Chavoya.
75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
802 447 1571
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.
On view February 1, 2019: Vermont Folk Sculpture: Recent Acquisition
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.
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main Street | Williamstown, MA
413 458 3253
Box Office Hours:
June 1–23: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, 11 am–4 pm
June 25–August 18: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–8 pm; Sunday, 11 am–7 pm
2019 Season runs June 25–August 18
Performance times vary; visit wtfestival.org
June 25-July 13: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Robert O’Hara (Main Stage)
June 26-July 7: A Human Being, of a Sort by Jonathan Payne and directed by Whitney White (Nikos Stage)
July 10-20: Selling Kabul by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Tyne Rafaeli (Nikos Stage)
July 17-28: Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman (Main Stage)
July 24-August 3: Tell Me I’m Not Crazy by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Nikos Stage)
July 31-August 18: Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh, and directed by Carey Perloff (Main Stage)
August 7-18: Before the Meeting by Adam Bock and directed by Trip Cullman (Nikos Stage)
July 22: The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen and directed by Pam Berlin (Main Stage)
Every Friday from July 5-August 16: [email protected] Reading Series (Clark Auditorium)
July 11-13, July 25-27, August 8-10: Late-Night Cabarets (Goodrich Hall)
August 11-14: COMMUNITY WORKS production of Summer’s Soldier by Boo Killebrew, music by Heather Christian, lyrics by Lucy Thurber, and directed by Jenna Worsham (Main Stage)
WHERE TO STAY
Your options are plentiful from B&Bs to luxury resorts and everything in between, but our preferred lodging partners are:
231 River St, North Adams, MA 01247
413 664 0400
915 State Rd, North Adams, MA 01247
1090 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267
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.