ART MUSEUMS & SHOWS
Visual arts in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor, rotating on first Fridays monthly. Schedule: firstfridaysartswalk.com.
"The Kimball-Salisburys: From Chicago to Tor Court 1890 -1930" -- Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead offers a glimpse of Pittsfield's Gilded Age with an exhibit of exquisite fashions and photographs from Tor Court's Kimball-Salisbury family. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. 413) 442-1793, www.mobydick.org.
"Ansel Adams: Masterworks" and "Nature Magnified: Photographs by Andreas Feininger," through June 2; "Bats: Creatures of the Night" through May 12. Gallery honoring Northeastern peoples. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation. 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171, www.berkshiremuseum.org.
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.
North Adams artist Andy Davis, who has recreated masterpieces from the Clark Art Institute's permanent collection. Through Sunday. Gallery hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 51 Main St., North Adams, www.mcla.edu/gallery51.
Good Purpose Gallery
Yom Tov and Elinor Bracha Blumenthal, "The Way I see it," paingtings. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045, www.bvpac.org.
Xu Bing, "Phoenix," sculpture by pre-eminent artist in China. "Oh Canada," survey of more 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. 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
Hungarian-born artist Istvan Banyai, illustrator for the New Yorker and other magazines, solo show ‘Stranger in a Strange Land,' through May 5. Norman Rockwell collection. 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.
Vermont Arts Exchange
Photographer Evie Lovett of Putney exhibits a unique and highly personal portrait of drag queens in rural Vermont in "Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co." Show through May 18. Mill Gallery, VAE Sage Street Mill, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (802) 442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.
Williams College Museum of Art
"Painting between the Lines" and "Picture: Literature" trace connections between writing and art; Persian miniatures; "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.
Art On Main
"The Back of A Truck: Works by Sarah Horne," through April 25, gallery at Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-2446
‘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, andrewdevries.com.
Walt and Anne Pasko, "2 Wild Hearts Dancing," realistic impressionistic paintings en plein air of the Berkshire scene and intuitive mixed media collage style. Exhibit for March Artswalk.
Leslie Peck solo show, to March 31. Hours Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 to 4. 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, hoadleygallery.com.
Hotchkiss Mobiles Gallery
Mobiles, glass, jewelry, a gallery cafe and a studio/workspace. 8 Center St., West Stockbridge, artmobiles.com.
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
Photography. 6 Elm Street, 1B-C; Stockbridge. (413) 298-1025, www.sohnfineart.com.
"Cabinet of Curiosities," gallery of rotating contemporary artworks emphasizing oil paintings. Open by appointment any time. 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.