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Artist talk

As part of Claiming Williams Day, mixed media artist Titus Kaphar and WCMA's Horace Ballard will discuss underrepresented histories in art and museums, today at 4 p.m., WCMA, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown. WCMA.WILLIAMS.EDU



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First First Friday

The 2018 Artswalk Season kicks off Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., in downtown Pittsfield. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host a soft opening of the "IS183 Art School Kids Create Show." For February, local artists Brielle Rizzotti and Dina Noto are teaming up to transform the Brothership Window into a Japanese arcade-style UFO Catcher machine. The Gallery at Dottie's Coffee Lounge will feature 22 paintings by Richard Britell, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. John Nesbit's work in pastels and acrylics will be on display at Berkshire Medical Center in February, with a reception Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.; and more. FIRSTFRIDAYSARTSWALK.COM



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Free admission

It's First Sunday Free day at the Clark. Enjoy the opening of "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection," gallery talks by graduate students, art activities and more, 1 to 4 p.m. Open Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. CLARKART.EDU



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Get in free

Mass MoCA is free for North Adams residents Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your ID or utility bill and enjoy a glimpse of Robert Rauschenberg's "Lurid Attack of the Monsters," Joe Wardwell's "Hello America: 40 Hits from the 50 States," Sarah Crowner, "Wall," Spencer Finch's "Cosmic Latte" and more, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. MASSMOCA.ORG.



Theater

Staged reading

Catch a staged reading of Jeff Baron's "Visiting Mr. Green," directed by Dan Dwyer, Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Garage at the Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. This reading is part of the No Boundaries in Art free reading series. A talkback with Berkshire Theatre Group's Kate Maguire will follow. Tickets should be reserved in advance. BERKSHIRETHEATREGROUP.ORG


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