Monthly Archives: May 2017

Building 6 resounds on opening day

On Sunday, on opening day, I walked through sunlit halls and wide open gallery spaces in Mass MoCA’s new Building 6, taking a look at the new exhibits, from Robert Rauschenberg to Louise Bourgeois. In Gunnar Schonbeck’s No Experience Necessesary a whole family was coordinating to bang four clangers at once. In Thumbs Up for the Mothership,…

Paradise City Arts Festival

Wooden boxes as smooth as leather-bound books, glass melted and pulled into vines, embroidered landscapes as fine as paintings — Memorial Day weekend brings the Paradise City Arts Festival to Northampton. In the photo at the top, Cake n’ Chit-Chat, Dwight Baird walks the backstreets of Havana, Cuba. This is one in a series of paintings with old…

Berkshire calendar

Memorial Day Weekend is coming in, filling the Berkshire calendar May 23 to 29 with art festivals, open studios and celebrations, from the annual Sheep and Woolcraft Fair in Cumminton to glass art in Manchester, Vt. — and an extra fanfare. On Sunday Mass MoCA will celebrate the opening to the new Building 6, an addition that…