Thursday May 16, 2013

ART MUSEUMS & SHOWS

Artswalk

Visual arts in more than 20 venues along the North and South Street corridor, rotating on first Fridays monthly. Schedule: firstfridaysartswalk.com.

Bennington Museum

"Engage" and "More Like You than Not," companion shows honoring artists with disabilities, through May 7; "Victorian Extreme," outlandish 19th-century art and contemporary steam punk through May 27; Works by Laura Christensen through June 16; 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 Museum

"Ansel Adams: Masterworks" and "Nature Magnified: Photographs by Andreas Feininger," through June 2. Gallery honoring Northeastern peoples. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation. 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171, www.berkshiremuseum.org.

Clark Art Institute

"Electric Paris," images of the city of light; "Backstories," little-known tales behind well-known artwork. Clark Remix works from the collections. Paintings, silver, sculpture from 19th-century and earlier. 225 South St., Williamstown, www.clarkart.edu.

Columbia County Council on the Arts

"Well Put Together: The Art of Collage & Assemblage" group show through May 17. 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.

Gallery 51

Pathways to Perception," a group exhibition of this spring semester’s graduating art majors, through June 2. Gallery hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 51 Main St., North Adams, www.mcla.edu/gallery51.

Good Purpose Gallery

"Shifting Perceptions: The Art of Autism," 10 artists from the United States and one from Ireland brought to the Good Purpose Gallery through the auspices of The Art of Autism, international collaborative showing creative abilities of people with autism. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 40 Main St., Lee, (413) 394-5045, goodpurpose.org.

IS183

Stockbridge Art Lab through June 3: series of "pop-up" galleries in the town of Stockbridge exhibiting the work of IS183’s faculty artists. Emerging Artist Showcase opening, June 22, 4 p.m. Annual IS183 student art exhibition, to Aug. 25. Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge.

Images Cinema

Julia Morgan-Leamon’s watercolor portraits of the Images Cinema staff, "Reel People," through April. 50 Spring St., Williamstown, www.imagescinema.org.

Mass MoCA

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

R.O. Blechman, "The Inquiring Line," illustrator, animator and graphic novelist. "About Face: Norman Rockwell’s

Portraits," and "Norman Rockwell’s "Willie Was Different." 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. GALLERIES

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

Brill Gallery

‘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.andrewdevries.com.

Downtown, Inc.

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.

Harrison Gallery

Gracia Dayton solo show through May 29. Hours Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 to 4. 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.

Hotchkiss Mobiles Gallery

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

Isha Nelson Gallery

David J. Richardson solo show in May. Railroad Street in Great Barrington.

Le Petit Musee @ Wild Sage

Photography by Linda Gail Leskovitz of Pittsfield. 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.

Schantz Galleries

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

Siena Gallery

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.

Studio21South

"Cabinet of Curiosities," gallery of rotating contemporary artworks emphasizing oil paintings. Open by appointment any time. 40 Eagle St., North Adams.

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.

White Gallery

"Director’s Choice," eclectic mix of paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and other fine art chosen by the Director on a semi-weekly basis, through April 28. Hours: Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 344 Main St., Lakeville, Conn. (860) 435-1029, www.thewhitegalleryart.com

Wit Gallery

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