ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects, and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run" possible. Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create your own animated movie" workshop at hands-on studio. 135 Main St, Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

ArtOMI

‘Skyline Adrift: Cuban Art and Architecture,' show of multi-disciplinary, site-specific installations by two Havana based architects and two internationally established Cuban artists -- large-scale architectonic installations by Cuban architects Yilena Lourdes Fietó Echarri and Yoandy Rizo Fiallo and internationally renowned Cuban visual artists Alexandre Arrechea and Armando Mariño Calzado. Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. www.artomi.org.

Artscape

Public outdoor art exhibit with "Moby-Dick" theme, part of year-long celebration of Herman Melville -- includes a large representation of Melville's pen; twin octopi flying from a light pole; a figure of Moby-Dick itself, in the planter on Bank Row; "Sail" of New England fieldstone, steel and limestone; "Great White Whale" made of white granite; a bronze bust of "Ahab"; and a "Breaching Whale" made of welded steel. Downtown Pittsfield including Dunham Mall in front of City Hall, Bank Row, Park Square, and city planters and medians along the city streetscape.

Artswalk

A broad variety of visual arts on display in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor, rotating on first Fridays monthly from 5 to 8 p.m. Venues include Alchemy Initiative, Art On No, the Berkshire Museum, Gallery 25, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, and the Colonial Theatre. Full schedule at firstfridaysartswalk.com.

Bennington Museum

Greg Scheckler's artwork. Holiday Festival of Trees Around the World. Military Gallery, Pottery and Fine Arts Galleries, Wasp Touring Car Gallery, Church Gallery, and the Grandma Moses Gallery. 75 Main St. / Route 9, Bennington, Vt. (802) 447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.

Berkshire Carousel

Art classes in techniques for painting carousel ponies, Mondays and Wednesdays, 11a.m. to 3 p.m., and children's art classes, Saturdays , 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours of the Berkshire Carousel workshop, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while local volunteers carve carousel ponies. On display: all carousel art work, rounding boards, chariots and finished Ponies. Berkshire Mall Lanesborough. (413) 499-0342.

Berkshire Community College

Joseph Katz exhibit through Jan. 3, Intermodal Center, North St. BCC's Art Gallery, Intermodal Transportation Center, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

"Myth and Magic" Holiday Festival of Trees in the galleries. "Rethink," contemporary American Indian artwork and art from the museum's collection, through Jan. 6, 2013. Gallery honoring Northeastern peoples, with newly constructed wigwam. "Orchid madness" paintings and sketches through Jan. 6. "Wink: Pairings from the Berkshire Museum Collections," curated by Maggie Mailer, through March 3. Hall of Innovation, American Indian gallery, Egyptian and other historic art. 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171, www.berkshiremuseum.org.

Gallery 51

‘99 Cents and Up,'holiday show of small work. MCLA's gallery at 51 Main St., North Adams.

Good Purpose Gallery

Exhibit on life and work of Jessica Park, an autistic artist living and working in Williamstown. Solo show of Park's work. Dr. Anthony Gengarelly, Professor of Museum Studies and Art History at MCLA, curates accompanying presentation on her life, artwork and the books about her. Also blown glass by Hoogs and Crawford. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045, www.bvpac.org.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Lichtenstein artists' show. Free and open Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; (413) 499-9348. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9348.

Mass MoCA

"Oh Canada," survey of more than 100 works by more than 60 artists from coast to coast. "Invisible Cities" inspired by Italo Calvino's magical realist fiction. "Making Room: The Space between Two and Three Dimensions," artists at the intersection of craft and technology. Sanford Biggers, "The Cartographer's Conundrum." Philbrick Gardens and "All Those Vanished Engines" installation; "The Workers"; "Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum," exploration of hybrid, transformative spaces. Kidspace rotating exhibits; Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retrospective," ongoing; Fransje Killaas installation: "Color, No Figures." North Adams. Open daily except Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.massmoca.org. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, (413) 662-2111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays," Christmas images through Jan. 21. "All in the Family: The Art of Mary-Amy Cross" through Feb. 3. "Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross," and "Curator's Choice: Recent Acquisitions from the Norman Rockwell Museum Collection." 323 Saturday Evening Post covers. Norman Rockwell permenant collection of the artist's works. Stockbridge Models Project. Hours through Nov. 11: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. Stockbridge. www.nrm.org.

Stockbridge Library

"H. William Scovill" exhibit, Stockbridge photographer most often recognized for the work he did for Norman Rockwell between 1953 and 1963; many of those photographs have become part of the Rockwell Museum's permanent collection. Main street, Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Cosmologies" through Dec. 16. "Power Runs in Many Channels: Diversity in Nigerian Art": rich diversity of cultural and artistic production in traditional African art from Nigeria. "On the Grid" from WCMA permanent collection. "Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series": gouache works on paper take a darkly humorous look at the media, historical events, and race and gender. "Reflections on a Museum" works from the collection. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Williamstown.

GALLERIES

ArtonNo

Recent work by portrait artist Claudia Shuster and whale carver Sam Ponder. Gallery hours Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 311 North St., Pittsfield.

Brill Gallery

‘North Adams: A New England Cotton and Slave Capital' --new exhibit to confront history of cotton mills and mill owners in 1850s and their ownership of southern slaves. Eclipse Mill, North Adams. (413) 664-4353, www.brillgallery109.com.

Cormier Art Gallery

Published Works of Laurie Cormier, Joseph Speraco's Works in oil. Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast and Frederick Remington engravings. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 682 Tyler St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-4188.

DeVries Fine Art International, Inc.

Bronze scultpture by Andrew DeVries. 62 Church St., Lenox. (413) 238-7755, www.andrewdevries.com.

Eclipse Mill Gallery

Monthly shows. Hours: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Life drawing night, Mondays, 7 to 8:30: weekly sessions, free. Artists volunteer to sit for other artists, or bring materials and subjects. 243 Union St., North Adams, Common Room #102. www.eclipsemillgallery.com. (413) 664-9101.

Harrison Gallery

Solo show of paintings by Mary Sipp Green to Nov. 28. Gallery hours Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 39 Spring St., Williamstown, (413) 458-1700.

Hoadley Gallery

Joan Diamant, paintings from own photographs; Kathy Winstanley, watercolors; Thomas Hoadley, abstract paintings; Vincent Serbin, photographic collages; Jewelry by Julia Britell, Ken Loeber & Donna Look, Barbara Heinrich, Judy Neugebauer, Niamh Duffy, Lulu, Erica Zap. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 21 Church St., Lenox. (413) 637-2814, www.hoadleygallery.com.

Hoffman Pottery

"Infinity Earth Tone": new and handbuilt coiled ware, garden sculptures, maskes; also plate painting, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Wednesday. 103 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge, (413) 232-4646 or www.EHoffmanPottery.com.

Hotchkiss Mobiles Gallery

Mobiles, glass, jewelry, a gallery cafe and a viewing area into a studio/workspace. 8 Center St., West Stockbridge, www.artmobiles.com.

Old Chatham Country Store

Marguerite Bride and Scott Taylor of Pittsfield, ‘My Favorite Things' show through November. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Village Square, Old Chatham, N.Y., www.theoldchathamcountrystore.com.

Schantz Galleries

Contemporary glass sculpture of artists including Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and William Morris. 3 Elm St., Stockbridge, www.schantzgalleries .com.

Shade Gallery

Pen and Ink drawings, The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox, (413) 637-3390.

Siena Gallery

Innovative artists in jewelry, Main Street, Lenox. Hours Wednesday to Saturday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.siennagallery.com.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Photography. 6 Elm Street, 1B-C; Stockbridge. (413) 298-1025, www.sohnfineart.com.

Stanmeyer Gallery

"Fragile Landscapes: Trees and Vistas of Our World" -- Ken Packie's intricate chainsaw sculpture and internationally renowned photographer John Stanmeyer's images, including photographs from "Amazon Ablaze," aerial views of the Amazon during illegal fires in 2008, and scenes from India, Mexico, Afghanistan, Japan, southern France, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Berkshires. Near intersection of Tyringham Road on Route 23, Otis. (423) 429-5504, www.stanmeyergallery.com.

Vault Gallery

Marilyn Kalish's paintings, including "The Birdcage." Photographs by Clemens Kalischer. 332 Main St., Great Barrington. Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (413) 644-0221, www.vaultgallery.net.

The White Gallery

‘Simple Lines,' solo show by Susan Ferrari-Rowley through Sunday. Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 344 Main St., Lakeville, Conn.

Wit Gallery

Contemporary art by more than 50 artists. Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 27 Church St., Lenox. (413) 637-8808.