Art exhibits at Berkshire museums and galleries




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


"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,

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,

Berkshire Museum

"Ansel Adams: Masterworks" and "Nature Magnified: Photographs by Andreas Feininger," through June 2; "Bats: Crea tures of the Night" through May 12. Gallery honoring North eastern peoples. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation. 39 South St., Pitts field. (413) 443-7171,

Clark Art Institute

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

Columbia County Council on the Arts

"Well Put Together: The Art of Collage & Assemblage" group show through May 17. "Furgary: The Hudson Boat Club," historic boat club created by en plein air artists through May 12, 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

"Other Hudson," works by artists who live and work within a 20-mile radius of the Hudson River, through May 2. Gallery hours: Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 51 Main St., North Adams,

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,

Images Cinema

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

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 Retro spect ive," ongoing. Open daily except Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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.

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

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; "Re flections 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,

DeVries Fine Art International,

A Festival of Angels, new work. Bronze scultpture by Andrew DeVries. 62 Church St., Lenox. (413) 238-7755,

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

Hale Johnson & Don Wilks through April 30. 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 Hoad ley, ab stract paintings; Vincent Serbin, photographic collages; Jewelry by Julia Britell, Ken Loeber & Donna Look, Barbara Heinrich, Judy Neuge bauer, Niamh Duffy, Lulu, Erica Zap. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 21 Church St., Lenox. (413) 637-2814,

Hotchkiss Mobiles Gallery

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

Isha Nelson Gallery

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

Le Petit Musee @ Wild Sage

"Charmrs," necklaces by Leslie Klein of West Stockbridge. 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.,

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.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Photography. 6 Elm Street, 1B-C; Stock bridge. (413) 298-1025,


"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 Clem ens Kalischer. 332 Main St., Great Barrington. Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (413) 644-0221,

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,

Wit Gallery

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


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