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The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts has a new leader: Kristy Edmunds. Edmunds currently is the executive and artistic director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. Previously, she was founding executive and artistic director of the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, Ore., and artistic director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

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ArtWeek Berkshires, countywide event, running Sept. 16 to 26, will celebrate creativity — art, music, dance, theater, craf, writing, film, ceramics and more — with open studios, special events and art shows. 

"There are over 100 events to date, so it should be a jam packed 10 days in the Berkshires," Lindsey Schmid, vice president of tourism and marketing for 1Berkshire, said in an email. "Come on out and discover that #creativityliveshere. This is a great opportunity to spend time on one or more of our many towns that you may not have visited in awhile."

For gallery owner-director Justin Carafotes, His Daughter Paloma at 26 Church St. in Lenox is not simply a place to show and sell art. It’s a place to celebrate the collaborative nature of art not only among the artists exhibiting there, but between the artists and their audience — buyers and collectors for sure, but, just as important for Carafotes, those who simply want to come and look; experience a variety of contemporary art up close and personal.

Charlotte Sorenson, 81, who as a teen modeled for Norman Rockwell's “Bright Future for Banking" painting, recalls that Rockwell gave his model…

Norman Rockwell works with a Boy Scout in his Stockbridge studio in 1971. The Boy Scouts of America said this week it plans to sell its collec…

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Seen here is one of the big floats in the opening procession of the Carnival at Viareggio, on the northern coast of Italy, Feb. 21, 1960. The …