Paintings by Ronald Mevs, including the work above, and by Philippe Dodard and Gondron Durocher, all Haitian artists, will appear at MCLA in North Adams.
Paintings by Ronald Mevs, including the work above, and by Philippe Dodard and Gondron Durocher, all Haitian artists, will appear at MCLA in North Adams. (Courtesy of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)

Jan. 30-Feb. 5

EVENTS & OPENINGS

Harrison Gallery

Solo exhibition of paintings by Leslie Peck, Feb. 1-27. Opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 1, 5 to 7 p.m. Free and pen to the all. Gallery hours Wednesday 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, www.theharrisongallery.com

MCLA Gallery 51

"Persistence of Spirit," an exhibition of paintings by three prominent Haitian artists, Philippe Dodard, Gontron Durocher and Ronald Mevs. Opening Thursday Jan. 30, 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Show through Feb. 23, 51 Main St., North Adams. www.mcla.edu/gallery51

Williams College Museum of Art

Zanele Muholi, internationally recognized South African photographer and visual actvist who bears witness to the experiences of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and intersexed people from many African countries, will lead a tour of her new exibit on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Exhibit opens Saturday. "American Art: 1950s to 1970s," works by artists who crossed paths in New York while exploring gesture and abstraction. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. wcma.williams.edu

MUSEUMS

Artswalk

A broad variety of visual arts on display in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor -- returns Friday, Feb.


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7. Art changes on first Fridays monthly. Venues include Art On No, the Berkshire Museum, Gallery 25, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the Colonial Theatre. Full schedule at firstfridaysartswalk.com.

Berkshire Museum

"Berkshires Collect" more than 40 collectors share their passions, opening Saturday. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, natural history and history exhibits. Mohican and American Indian art and history. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshiremuseum.org

Clark Art Institute

Exhibits at Stone Hill center from the collections -- "Sacred and Profane: 400 years of Religious and mythical paintings," "Face Time: Portrits and figures in paintings and sculpture," and "Land, Sea and Sky: The natural world in art 1600-1900," through March 23. Talks and film screenings. Trails open. Rest of musem closed for renovations. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Columbia County Council on the Arts

"Nature Mort et Vivant (Still Life, Florals and Botanicals)" opening Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. Show through March 14. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p,m. at Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Gallery Space, 1 North Front St., Hudson N.Y., (518) 828-4417.

Good Purpose Gallery

Justin Canha, "One Man Show" through Feb. 5. Rotating exhibits highlight artists along the autism spectrum, 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

John Stritch silkscreen posters, companion to show at Gallery W through Jan. 31. Noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; (413) 499-9348. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9348.

Mass MoCA

"In Transit: Between Image and Object," artists Dike Blair, Hugh Scott-Douglas and duo Guyton\Walker, paintings on shipping crates. Izhar Patkin's "Wandering Veil," tour of the artist's life and sweep of history."Octagon Room," labyrinthine, 19th-century-style vision of contemporary artist's study; "Life's Work," Tom Phillips' "A Humument" re-invented Victorian novel and Johnny Carrera's walk-in encyclopedia; "One Minute Film Festival"; Kidspace "Freedom's just another word for ..." Permanent Anselm Kiefer gallery and Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retrospective." Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. www.massmoca.org

Norman Rockwell Museum

Rockwell's "The Gossips" returns on loan. ‘Wendell Minor's America' celebrates illustrator Wendell Minor's four-decade career, highlighting his 25th anniversary as one of the country's pre-eminent illustrators of historical picture books, through May 26. "Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson," through March 9. "Norman Rockwell, Home for the Holidays," through Jan. 26. Permenant collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and Saturday Evening Post covers. Museum open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. www.nrm.org

Southern Vermont Arts Center

Solo shows: abstract art by Elizabeth Nagle, sculpture by Gyula Varosy and landscape oils by Robert Moylan. Members show through Feb. 23. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. West Road, Manchester, Vt. (802) 362-1405, www.svac.org

Southern Vermont College

Barbara Ackerman, ‘Histories,' MFA thesis paintings inspired by trip through the Southwest, through Feb. 21. (802) 447-6316, www.svc.edu

Vermont Arts Exchange

"Spacing Out," Bennington College 8th annual printmaking show: Work by Christina Cary, Zoe Elston, Tobias Murphy and Genya Rocca-Owodunni, through Feb. 21. Sage Street Mill, 29 Sage St., North Bennington. www.vtartexchange.org

Gallery W

"John Stritch: A Reflection," retrospective of posters, sculptures and paintings. Show through Jan. 31. Gallery hours Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (917) 674-4963.

GALLERIES

Art on Main

Orner Cromwell's work on view through February. 5 p.m., 271 Main St., Great Barrington.

Barbara Prey Gallery

"The Magic of the Night," through Jan. 31. Hours daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 71 Spring St. Williamstown. (413) 884-6184, www.barbaraprey.com

Hoffman Pottery

"Infinite Emerald Green" 103 Route 41, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4646. www.ehoffmanpottery.com

Mandeville Gallery

"On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being through the Creative Process," three figurative artists: Valerie Hammond, Keun Young Park and Sheila Ross. 5-6:30 p.m., Union College, Schenectady, NY.

Outsiders art

"Darlin, I Love You," paintings on paper by Karl Mullen of Williamstown, Inn at Willow Pond, 74 Willow Pond Road, Manchester, Vt.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery

"Nude" group show, photography and mixed media. Gallery hours Thursday to Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Show through mid-March. 6 Elm St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-1025, www.sohnfineart.com

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This is an evolving listing --
and it will grow.

To see an exhibit here, please send information to kabbott@berkshireeagle.com