ART MUSEUMS & SHOWS
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.
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.
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 Community College
Joseph Katz exhibit through today, Intermodal Center, North St. BCC's Art Gallery, Intermodal Transportation Center, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.
Gallery honoring Northeastern peoples, with newly constructed wigwam. "Orchid madness" paintings and sketches through Sunday.
Clark Art Institute
"Backstories," little-known tales behind well-known artwork; "Giselle's Remix," exhibit from the collection; Kidspace@theClark's "Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!" and Clark Remix works from the collections. Paintings, silver, sculpture from 19th-century and earlier. 225 South St., Williamstown. www.clarkart.edu.
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. 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
"Out of the Studio," Lichtenstein artists' show, through Jan. 19. Free and open Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; (413) 499-9348.
Xu Bing, "Phoenix," sculpture by pre-eminent artist in China. "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. 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," Norman Rockwell collection and 323 Saturday Evening Post covers. Norman Rockwell permenant collection of the artist's works. Stockbridge Models Project. Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. www.nrm.org.
Williams College Museum of Art
"Kidspace at WCMA: Artistic Curiosity" through April 21; "Room for Reflection" highlighting individual objects; "Reflections on a Museum" works from the collection; "Art re. Art," "A Collection of Histories and "Don't Fence us In", part of "Reflections on a Museum." "The Object of Art" on what makes an object art. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Williamstown.
‘North Adams: A New England Cotton and Slave Capital' -- 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.
DeVries Fine Art International,
A Festival of Angels, new work. Bronze scultpture by Andrew DeVries. 62 Church St., Lenox. (413) 238-7755, www.
"My Favorites," hghlighting director's choice, through Jan. 30. Monthly rotating exhibits. 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.
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.
Hotchkiss Mobiles Gallery
Mobiles, glass, jewelry, a gallery cafe and a studio/workspace. 8 Center St., West Stockbridge, www.
Le Petit Musee @ Wild Sage
"The 2004 Mini-Series" by Sherry Steiner. 3" x 5" canvases with hieroglyphic messages and stories. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 333 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 447-7000.
Old Chatham Country Store
Monthly rotating shows. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Village Square, Old Chatham, N.Y., www.theoldchathamcountrystore.com.
Contemporary glass sculpture of artists including Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra and William Morris. 3 Elm St., Stockbridge, www.schantzgalleries .com.
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
‘The Proserpine Path,' a solo exhibition of photographic work by Eric Korenman, through March 4. 6 Elm Street, 1B-C; Stockbridge. (413) 298-1025, www.sohnfineart.com.
"Four Seasons," landscapes by gallery artists, with artwork roating throughout the winter. 40 Eagle St., North Adams.
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.
Contemporary art by more than 50 artists. Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 27 Church St., Lenox. (413) 637-8808.