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. Check out these line ups:

WHAT TO SEE

MASS MoCA

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

Hours:
11am–5 pm, closed Tuesdays, through June 24
10 am–6 pm, Sunday through Wednesday; 10am–7pm Thursday through Saturday beginning June 25

Exhibitions and Festivals:
Through August 2017: Nick Cave: Until
Long-Term Exhibitions: Sol LeWitt, Anselm Kiefer, James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer, Louise Bourgeois,
Gunnar Schonbeck

Live Music:
June 23–25: Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival of Music +Arts
July 17–30: Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival
August 12: My Morning Jacket
September 15-17: FreshGrass Festival Bluegrass and Roots Music

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:
November 5, 2017–January 7, 2018: The Impressionist Line: From Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec
February 3, 2018–April 22, 2018: Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection

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

Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Dr. #2, Williamstown, MA 01267
413 597 2429

Hours:
Open 10 am to 5 pm. Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Wednesdays.

Exhibitions:
October 5, 2017–January 28, 2018: Barbara Takenaga
October 20, 2017–January 7, 2018: Active Ingredients: Props, Prompts, Performance
September 15, 2017–December 31, 2017: Object Lab

Ongoing: The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts
Ongoing: Pink Art

Ongoing: The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, 1689–1913
Ongoing: People’s Library

Always on view: Edward Hopper, Maurice and Charles Prendergast, Assyrian Reliefs, Louise Bourgeois,William Morris Hunt

Programs:
Thursdays, July 6—Aug 24: Summer School

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 in January. See website for seasonal hours.

Exhibitions:  
April 1–June 18: Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams           
May 27–September 4: Photographs by Clemens Kalischer 
July 1–November 5: Grandma Moses: American Modern
Throughout the year: Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection

Always on view: Grandma Moses, Bennington Modernism, Gilded Age Vermont, Cabinet of Curiosities, Battle of Bennington, Fine, Folk, and Decorative Arts

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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

Shows:
June 27–July 16: The Roommate
June 28–July 9: The Model American
July 12–July 23: Where Storms are Born
July 19–July 29: The Clean House
July 26–August 6: Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow
August 3–August 20: A Legendary Romance
August 9–August 20: Actually

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

The Williams Inn

1090 Main Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
413 458 9371

 

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