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
|A super offer to enjoy all that ArtCountry has to offer! 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 through September 3, 2018 (WTF tickets valid through August 19, 2018).
|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, 2018.
|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, 2018.
WHAT TO SEE
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
413 662 2111
11am-5pm, closed Tuesdays, through June 22
10am-6pm, Sundays through Wednesdays; 10am-7pm Thursdays through Saturdays beginning June 23
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.
July 9-28: Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival
July 12: Courtney Barnett with Vagabon
August 10: Movie at the Airport
September 14-16: 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.
Through September 3, 2018: Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900
Through September 16, 2018: The Art of Iron: Objects from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy
Through October 8, 2018: Jennifer Steinkamp
Through September 23, 2018: A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris
Always on view: French Impressionists, Old Master and Renaissance Paintings, American, British, and European Art, Works on Paper, American Decorative Arts.
July 8: Family Day
July 10: Free Summer Concert Series: East Coast Soul
July 17: Free Summer Concert Series: Kimber Ludiker and Friends
July 24: Free Summer Concert Series: Across the Pond
August 10: Women Artists in Paris Dinner Event
15 Lawrence Hall Dr. #2, Williamstown, MA 01267
413 597 2429
Open 10 am to 5 pm. Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Open daily in June, July and August 10 am to 5 pm. Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm.
Through November 11, 2018: Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob’s Pillow 1906–1940
Through September 23, 2018: RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary
Through September 3, 2018: Sam Gilliam In Dialogue
Through August 26, 2018: The Seeds of Divinity
Ongoing: The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts
Ongoing: People’s Library
Always on view: Edward Hopper, Maurice and Charles Prendergast, Assyrian Reliefs, Sol LeWitt, Louise Bourgeois
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.
Ongoing: Magic and Mystery: Works by Gayleen Aiken and Duane Michals
Through September 9: Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren
Through September 16: CAMBIA (Into the Woods): Works by Bill Botzow
Through November 4: Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont
July 13 through August 5: Challenges 4 Freedom
September 1 through October 8: 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt
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.
Happenings at the Museum:
July 15, 2:00 pm: Join Berkshire County author Elizabeth Kolbert and Vermont artist Edward Koren as they explore her book The Sixth Extinction and its impact on Koren’s work in creating curious skeletal creatures in a landscape of ruined Gothic and Classical architecture. The presentation will take place in the Ada Paresky Education Center of the Bennington Museum. On view in the Works on Paper Gallery is Thinking About Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent Prints and Drawings by Edward Koren.
August 5, 2:00 pm: Dig deep into the impact federally-sponsored projects had in Vermont, 1933-1943. Join Bennington Museum Curator Jamie Franklin for a gallery talk on Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont (on view through November 4).
September 29, 2:00 pm: Join Pamela Weeks, Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum and Executive Director of ABC Quilts as she presents “What’s New About Jane Stickle and Her Quilt?” Participants will have an opportunity to see the quilt following the presentation.
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main Street | Williamstown, MA
413 458 3253
June 26–July 14: The Closet
July 19–August 1: Lempicka
August 5–August 19: The Member of the Wedding
June 27–July 8: The Sound Inside
July 11–July 22: Artney Jackson
July 25–August 4: Seared
August 8–August 19: Dangerous House
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.