Art shows and events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont


March 13-19


Mark Twain House & Museum.

"At Your Service," on view from March 14 until Sept. 1, will use historic objects from the collections of the museum and of other institutions to educate visitors about the daily work lives of servants of the 19th and early 20th century, and to tell the stories of the diverse and interesting individuals who worked as servants for Mark Twain and his family. Free opening reception for At Your Service on Thursday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Mark Twain House Museum Center, 351 Farminton Ave., Hartford, Conn.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Michael Boroniec's "Berkshire Thrown" ceramics exhibition in the Colt Gallery during March. Open for preview during the city?s First Fridays Artswalk on March 7. Opening reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, March 15, 5-7 p.m. .42 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.


Bennington Center for the Arts

44 Gypsy Lane, Route 9, Bennington, Vt.

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.

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)" 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.

Lenox Library

A 50-year retrospective exhibit of natural science illustrations by Lenox artists Jack Sadoway. View the exhibit and join Jack's family in a celebration of his life. 1-3 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture." Running from March 7-29, noon to 5 p.m. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9348.

Mass MoCA

Painter Darren Waterston, "Uncertain Beauty." "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.

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. 28th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show through March 9. Permenant collection of Norman Rockwell paintings and Saturday Evening Post covers. Museum open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge.

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,

Southern Vermont College

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

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.

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. "American Art: 1950s to 1970s," works by artists who crossed paths in New York while exploring gesture and abstraction. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Art on Main

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


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

Barbara Prey Gallery

Hours daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 71 Spring St. Williamstown. (413) 884-6184,

Bard College at Simon's Rock

‘The Earth is Our Mothers,' a one-woman exhibit of weavings and mixed-media assemblages by Wendy A. Rabinowitz. Hillman-Jackson Gallery, Daniel Arts Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

BCC Intermodal Center Art Gallery

"Survey," paintings by Peggy Rivers through Feb. 28.1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Gallery 25

Hours: Thursday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 25 Union St., Pittsfield. (413) 441-2626.

Gallery W

Gallery hours Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (917) 674-4963.

Good Purpose Gallery

"The Art of Autism," through March 10. Rotating exhibits highlight artists along the autism spectrum, 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045.

Harrison Gallery

"Director's Choice, Art as the Balance of Life, Love, and Wisdom," through March. Free and open 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,

Hilltown 6 pottery tour

8th Annual Pottery Tour & Sale, July 26 and 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Mike McCarthy,, (413) 634-8811

Hoffman Pottery

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

Images Cinema

50 Spring St., Williamstown,

J Fox Gallery

South St., Stockbridge. (413) 446-2316.

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.

MCLA Gallery 51

Opening reception: "Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views about Art," featuring works by Renee Bouchard and Ilene Spiewak, 5 p.m., through March 23. 51 Main St., North Adams.

Meeting House Gallery

Route 57, New Marlborough.

North Adams Artists' Co-op Gallery

33 Main St., North Adams.

North Adams Regional Hospital

Nearly 200 new works by 20 local artists, part of the hospital's Community Art Program, through April. Surgical Services Waiting Area, Hospital Avenue, North Adams.

Outsiders art

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

Salmon Falls Artisans

"Elice Davis Pieropan: A Life of Painting," a retrospective of works, through April 28.1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, (413) 625-9833

Sanford Smith Fine Art

"All Coupled Up," a couple of paintings from a variety of its artists, throguh March. 13 Railroad St., Great Barrington. (413) 6777.

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,

The Parlor Cafe

"Elements: A Portrait Series," first installment of an ongoing project, by photographer Ian Grey, through March 8. Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; closed Sunday. 303 Ashland St., North Adams, (413) 346-4279.

Vault Gallery

Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., historic Mahaiwe Bank building on the corner of Main and Castle streets, downtown Great Barrington.

White Gallery

"Winter Show." Winter gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. 344 Main St., Lakeville, Conn. (860) 435-1029.


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