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Visual Art: Beauty that Soothes the Soul

Oct 11, 2020
Hudson River School gallery at Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany Institute of History & Art

SARATOGA SPRINGS. -  October is a gorgeous month.  The lovely foliage at this time of year makes for a beautiful outdoor walk or a lovely car ride.

An aerial photo of a building complex set on a wooded hillside
Douglas Mason / MASS MoCA

Three Berkshire County museums plan to reopen next weekend.

Williams College President Emeritus Francis Oakley, author of the new book "From the Cast-Iron Shore," will present a free book talk and signing on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 PM at the Clark Art Institute auditorium.

"From the Cast-Iron Shore," part personal memoir and part participant-observer's educational history, details the progression of Williams from a fraternity-dominated institution in the 1950s to the leading liberal arts college it is today.

Oakley relays his experiences growing up in England, Ireland, and Canada, his time as a soldier in the British Army, and his years as a student at Yale University. He combines this account with reflections on social class, the relationship between teaching and research, the shape of American higher education, and the challenge of educational leadership in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century.

This summer, five major cultural institutions in and around northern Berkshire County are offering visitors a unique deal.

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The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts is hosting a talk on sustainability Sunday.

The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts will opens its doors Sunday for a free day of art, exploration, and bees.

Museum Collective Announces Summer Ticket Plan

Apr 25, 2018

Representatives of the five-member ArtCountry collaboration have announced new ticket options for museumgoers in the Berkshires this summer.

Two Frankenthaler Exhibits Open At The Clark

Jun 30, 2017
Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute’s next exhibit features Helen Frankenthaler’s inventive approach to the woodcut and pioneering abstract art on nature. 

Picasso, Alma-Tadema Open At The Clark

Jun 9, 2017
This is a photo of a Steinway piano designed by Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute has opened for the summer season with exhibits by Pablo Picasso and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Sol Lewitt Installation at Mass MOCA

The five leading cultural organizations in the northern Berkshires have teamed up to help drive awareness and increase economic development and tourism in Western Massachusetts.

The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts plans to launch an active beekeeping program on its campus to help grow the native bee population. Last year, the bees were placed on the endangered species list. 

Jodi Picoult is the #1 bestselling author of twenty-six novels. Her latest novel is Small Great Things and she calls it her most personal novel to date.

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

She will be at The Clark in Williamstown, MA on Saturday, October 8th giving two author talks followed by book signings. 

Williamstown, Mass.  – He’s known throughout most of the world as Vincent Von Gock but in the United States he’s Vincent Van Gogh.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Michael Conforti, the director of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, plans to retire at the end of August. This past summer Conforti celebrated the unveiling of the museum’s $145 million expansion adding 98,000 square feet of building space to its 140-acre campus.

Conforti, 69, began as The Clark’s director in 1994 and has served as both a trustee and president of Association of Art Museum Directors.

Lenox Library Association

Nearly 2,300 items from the Lenox Library just completed a journey from the bookshelves to the internet. It’s part of an effort to preserve history while meeting researchers the curious where they populate in the 21st century.


The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams is embarking on its next expansion phase.