Art in the region

Spring art shows and exhibits brighten museums and maker spaces in and around the Berkshire region, Southern Vermont and New York State … in the photo at the top, Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ fills the long gallery at Mass MoCA with glittering stars. (Photo by Kate Abbott.) These are nonprofit and community organizations.

 

Bard College at Simon’s Rock — Photography exhibit by alum Jan Staller with photographs that span his four-decade long career, often focussing on the easily overlooked: recycled scrap, twisted steel, concrete blocks, shipping containers, pipelines, and untrammeled snowdrifts. Exhibit at Hillman-Jackson Gallery through May 1.Hillman-Jackson Gallery open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. simons-rock.edu

Berkshire Carousel — 33 hand-carved and hand-painted horses, accessible chariot, rocking chariot and spinning tub. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Workshops, tours, shop with work by local artisans. 50 Center St., Pittsfield. 413-499-0457, berkshirecarousel.com

Berkshire Museum — The Science of Color, on unique sources of pigment, luminescence and the structure of the rainbow, and Tell Me More,through April 30. Tell Me More … Time and Travel on advances in technology that made travel and tourism popular, with oversize clock works, travel trunks, early cameras, souvenirs of trips abroad, travel posters, and objects from the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum; Tell Me More … Extreme Exploration on Admiral Peary and Matthew Henson’s expedition to North Pole in 1909; Tell Me More … Art of the Armament draws on the Museum’s collection of swords and firearms from Japan, India, and the Middle East. Newly renovated Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Hudson River School paintings, classical art, gallery of American Indian art and culture. Little Cinema films. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 39 South St., Pittsfield. 413-443-7171, berkshiremuseum.org

Clark Art Institute — An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting, through Sept. 17, 2017, brings together paintings from the Clark and The Leiden Collection, among the largest and most important private collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings in the world, Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden and the work of Gerrit Dou (Dutch, 1613–1675). Looking North to south: European drawings 1500 to 1650 in newly opened gallery and study center for works on paper. Gallery of European art. Thomas Schüte, “Crystal” outdoor installation on Stone Hill. Permanent collection of impressionist art, Renoir, Monet, Degas, and 19th-century artists including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, George Innes, silver and more. Gallery talks on Saturdays at 1 p.m. weekly. Trails and café. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, clarkart.edu

Crane Papermaking Museum — Drop-in papermaking artspace and museum documenting papermaking from 1770 to today. All ages welcome for hands-on papermaking with rag pulp, screens and presses, ink and stamps. Museum hours 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; papermaking Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. off Route 9 and West Housatonic Street, Dalton. 413-684-6380.

IS183 Art School — Arts Night Out, 7 to 9 p.m. second Fridays bi-monthly, all welcome for informal time in Stockbridge art studios. Workshops in painting, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, photography and more. Exhibits and events. Locations at 13 Willard Hill Road (off Route 183) in Stockbridge and 49 Main St., North Adams. 413-298-5252. is183.org

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts — Exhibit of regional graffiti artists curated by Andres Ramirez as part of the Funkdation Hip Hop Art Festival through April, part of the Funkdation Festival on April 29. DiscoverPittsfield.com. Monthly rotating exhibits year-round taking part in First Fridays Artswalks. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Free. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, discoverpittsfield.com; 69 Church St., Lenox, 413-551-7353, sohnfineart.com

Makers Mill — Maker space with screen-printing studio, printing and bookbinding equipment, looms, figure drawing collective 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Art and craft workshops, open studio hours and knitting nights. 73 Main St., North Adams. 413-749-2073, northadamsmakerspace.com

Elizabeth King's exhibit, 'Radical Small,' has just come to Mass MoCA. Photo by Kate Abbott

Elizabeth King’s exhibit, ‘Radical Small,’ has just come to Mass MoCA. Photo by Kate Abbott

Mass MoCA — Steffani Jemison, “Plant You Now, Dig You Later,” installation exploring language and literacy in black history: soundwork, exceprt of a novella, stripped-down abstraction. Nick Cave: “Until,” through Sept. 2017, artist celebrated for wearable Soundsuits turns a football-field-sized gallery into an installation with found objects, creating a meditation on racism and a performance space for dance, music, theater, pop art, spoken word, community forums and debates. “Here Comes the Sun,” Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals, and Chicago-based artist Nick Cave’s “Kaleidoscopic Playground,” an art-making lab. Elizabeth King, “Radical Small,” stop-motion film and sculptures of the human figure. Tanja Hollander “Are You My Friend,” photographing Facebook connections face to face; Spencer Finch, Cosmic Latte, LED fixtures in the shape of the Milky Way. Julianne Schwartz, In Harmonicity, the Tonal Walkway; Chris Domenick 50Days; Ran Hwang, ‘Untethered,” birds created with buttons and pins; Barbara Takenaga, “Nebraska” mural; Kidspace exhibit; Sol LeWitt paintings, “A Wall Drawing Retrospective”; “All These Vanished Engines” and “All Utopias Fell” installations in Speedway. Franz West. Permanent — Anselm Kiefer gallery, Sol LeWitt Retrospective, Joseph Beuys. North Adams.

MCLA Gallery 51 — “Biotope/Friends/Life Forms/Landscapes” through April 21: artwork inspired by living things and places, with Larry Alice, Rachel Cheetam-Richard, John Cooley, Joanna Gabler, Rick Harlow, Jennifer Maestre, Kevin McLatchy, Michael Miller, Ron Morris, Steve Quinn, Dan Rose, Martha Rose and Greg Scheckler. Monthly exhibits in Mass. College of Liberal Arts gallery with Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, free. 51 Main St., North Adams. 413-662-5253, mcla.edu/bcrc

Monterey Library — Dorene Beller and Marc Simmons, “Arriving where We Started: Portraits of a Family and Friends” through April 22. Joan Dix Blair, “Color Prints” April 28 to June 3 with an artist talk May 5. Rotating exhibits at the Knox Gallery, 452 Main Road, Monterey. 413-528-3795, montereymasslibrary.org

Norman Rockwell Museum — Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning through May 29, with artwork from classic cartoons from Scooby-Doo to Yogi Bear, artist talks, visits from animators and screenings. Permenant collection of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post Covers and paintings. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, nrm.org

Sheffield Historical Society — Berkshire Military Museum exhibit through April 23. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield. 313-229-2694, sheffieldhistoricalsociety.org

Shire City Sanctuary — Monthly rotating exhibits by local artists. Maker space with screen printing shop, sewing lab, commercial kitchen, studios, meeting and event space. Workshops and day passes available for studio equipment. Art exhibits rotating monthly at Pittsfield First Friday Artswalk. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield. 413-236-9600, shirecitysanctuary.com

Whitney Center for the Arts — Monthly rotating art exhibits and artswalk celebrations on first Fridays. Cabarets, children’s concerts, WordxWord poetry and story slams and more. 42 Whitney Ave., Pittsfield. 413-443-0298, thewhit.org

Williams College Museum of Art — Ghana ThinkTank through May 2017, turning the tables to confront climate change: an international collective of artists and innovators in developing countries work with communities worldwide. Ongoing shows: The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art 1689-1913; Not Set in Stone: Architectural Fragments from the Collections; Object Lab: Art across the Disciplines; Sol LeWitt: On the Wall. 15 Lawrence Hall drive, Williamstown 413-597-2429, wcma.williams.edu

 

Southern Vermont

 

Bennington Center for the Arts — Women in art, Impressions of New England from the Laumeister Fine Arts Competition, “The Hunters,” “The Hunted,” Birds. Covered Bridge Museum, American Indian art, wildlife art, bird carvings by Floyd Scholz and a collection of Eric Sloane paintings. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday. 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vt. 802-442-7158, thebennington.org

Bennington Museum — Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen, through to May 21. Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection. Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams, through June 18. Bennington Modernism, Gilded Age Vermont, Paper Gallery, “Grandma” Moses gallery, textiles, ceramics and weather vanes to drawings, paintings and sculpture. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. benningtonmuseum.org

Bennington College — Rotating exhibits in the Usdan Gallery. 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt. bennington.edu

Dollhouse and Toy Museum — Collection of dollhouses, from a simple cape cod house to elaborate Victorian houses, trains and trucks. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons year round. 212 Union St., Bennington, Vt. dollhouseandtoymuseumofvermont.com

Marble House Project — Writing workshops and creative retreats year-round. 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset, Vt. marblehouseproject.org

Southern Vermont Arts Center — Art of Our Educators show in Yester House April 22 to May 21. Vermont Glass Guild show in Wilson Gallery  opens May 20. Rotating exhibits, outdoor sculpture and trails. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, Vt. 802-362-1405, svac.org

Vermont Arts Exchange — Exhibits, concerts and events. Art workshops at locations in North Bennington. 802-442-5549, vtartexchange.org

 

New York State

 

Art OMI — OMI International Arts Center, Field Sculpture Park and rotating gallery exhibits of contemporary artwork: Rob Fisher’s Omi Pond House, Folkert de Jong’s metal sculpture involving war and tragedy, Freya Powell’s ‘Active Turn: Home’ steel zoetrope, Andreas Savva’s ‘Oval Frontiers’ and more. Visitors center open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round. Residencies in art, music, writing. 1405 N.Y. County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. artomi.org

Chatham Bookstore — Juliet Teng oil paintings through May 31. Reflecting on Race: hotography Invitational, through March 31. Inspired by a series of books of photographs of African-American life published by Giles and the newly opened Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, “Double Exposure,” an exhibit covering similar topics including personal views of history, family, childhood, occupations, and portraits of people and daily life. 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-3005, chathambookstore.com

Columbia County Council on the Arts — Rotating exhibits of regional artists. Hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. 209 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. 518-671-6213. artscolumbia.org

Salem Art Works — Cary House Gallery. Outdoor sculpture park, trails. Public welcome for self-guided tours year-round, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday from October to May. Guided tours in office hours; call ahead. Workshops in painting, ceramics, glassblowing, blacksmithing and more. Studio space and equipment for metal-casting, glass, woodworking, forge, print shop, welding. 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y. 518-854-7674, salemartorks.org