Sean Riley Exhibition
Allium will feature the selected works from Berkshire-based artist Sean Riley. Riley will be showing a new body of work at Allium that includes paintings on panel as well as dyed-paper collages. These colorful works evoke certain qualities of fabric and use patterns that fold in upon themselves in origami-like fashions that give rise to a tension between flat and three-dimensional space. May 21 – December 31, 2013.
Edwin Hale Lincoln: Home City Photographs of Pittsfield
A nostalgic glimpse of Pittsfield’s history through the eyes of Edwin Hale Lincoln, Pittsfield’s own nationally renowned turn of the century photographer. May – October, 2013
POTATO Gallery Shop
BAC’s gallery shop featuring artists of western Mass. will reopen with more artists, featuring more items created with imagination right here – from Turners Falls to Tolland. Open Thursday through Sunday, May through September, 10am – 4pm. Visit our website or call for more information. May 11 – September 22, 2013.
Coming of Age: Photographic Works by Sandra Matthews
“Composite images suggest the complexity of what is transmitted between generations, and remind us that the experience of time is not strictly linear or measurable.” Sandra Matthews. June 21 – July 14, 2013.
Unearthing Elements From the Natural World: Outside and Inside Traditional Landscape
Artists transform visual information, expressing aspects of the natural world, often creating art that goes beyond ordinary concepts of landscape. What began as a landscape invitational has expanded to include imagery derived from nature that is not exclusively traditional and in a variety of mediums. July 19 – August 11, 2013.
Nouveau Brut- works that no one ever dreamed of seeing.
A juried show of multi-media, painting, sculpture and things that don’t have a name; fabulous weirdness that is non sequential to the rest of the art world; Obsessive Non Sequitors – any and every things from amateur, professional, and non-artists. August 30 – September 22, 2013.
Art of the Animal Kingdom XVIII
Special Guest Artist Carel Brest van Kempen. Over 65 pieces will be included in this impressive exhibition and all work will be for sale. June 15 – August 25, 2013.
Impressions of New England
This annual exhibition will include over 60 scenes captured in paint and bronze. Seashores, rolling hills, foliage and New England wildlife will be depicted in fine works of art. June 8 – August 25, 2013.
Laumeister Fine Art Competition
Artists from around the country and the world work to be included in our fifth annual fine art competition. July 27 – September 22, 2013.
Small Works Show
Fine art – 11 x 14 and smaller – is available for immediate purchase in this gallery. Artwork is representational but not limited to a theme. Figurative, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife and still-lifes by nationally recognized artists make up the show. May 11 – December 22, 2013.
Artists made up primarily of professors from the art schools at Dartmouth and Yale will be collaborating to bring a very unique show to The Bennington. The focus is on geometric abstraction on canvases both large and small. Work is for sale. June 22 – July 21, 2013.
Society of Animal Artists
The Bennington is proud to again host the annual show of the SAA, Art of the Animal. Juried by the Society the show consists of paintings, drawing, bronzes and carvings done by members and associate members of this world-renowned group. August 31 – November 3, 2013.
Plein Air Vermont
Artists invited by Plein Air Vermont will be painting scenes in and around Bennington in early September. Following the show, at least one piece by each artist will be on display and for sale at The Bennington, including all award winners. September 7 – December 22, 2013.
American Artists Abroad
American artists share their work in this beautiful world tour. We get to see famous monuments as well as quiet moments through the eyes of these talented painters and sculptors. All work is for sale. September 28 – December 22, 2013.
Victorian Extreme: Fancy Work 1850-1900
During the second half of the nineteenth-century American decorative arts were pushed to an extreme. Fancy work was a popular term used during the period to describe decorative arts, often made by woman in their leisure time, that were both elaborate in style and imaginative in concept. This exhibition features an eclectic group of objects from the museum’s collection, including intricately embroidered crazy quilts and shadow boxes featuring elaborate designs woven from real human hair, that explore the wilder side of Victorian aesthetics. Making the connection between the Victorian era and present day, this exhibition features work by three Steampunk artists. March 14 through May 27, 2013.
Works by Laura Christensen on view in Regional Artists Gallery
Described as delicate visual mash-ups, Laura Christensen’s work is created with subtly detailed painting or carefully cut fragments mixed with old snapshots and photographic portraits. These new composites tell mysterious stories that express personal reflections and light-hearted fictions. March 23 – June 16, 2013.
Rare Earth – Garden Pots as Sculpture
Renowned potter Mark Hewitt brings his unique perspective of texture, shape and beauty to the Berkshire Botanical Garden with his exhibit RARE EARTH: Garden Pots as Sculpture. Tour the garden and see how these amazing garden pots work with the landscape and displays to both compliment and enhance the garden’s beauty. May 26 – October 14, 2013
Nature Magnified: Photographs by Andreas Feininger
Photographer Andreas Feininger, most well-known for his depictions of the city of New York, also excelled at capturing the intricate details of nature. In Nature Magnified: Photographs by Andreas Feininger, a series of shell images are paired with actual shells from the Museum’s expansive natural science collection. February 2 – June 2, 2013.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks
The Berkshire Museum presents Ansel Adams: Masterworks, from the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, California. This collection of 48 works by acclaimed photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984), represents about two-thirds of a selection Adams made to serve as a representation of his life’s work. He himself felt these photographs were his best. Called “The Museum Set,” these images reveal the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of natural environments. February 9 – June 2, 2013.
Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History
Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History showcases some sixty oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and etchings, as well as approximately 120 rarely seen wood engravings. Drawing upon the resources of the Clark’s own holdings of nearly 250 works by Homer (dating from 1857 to 1904), the exhibition provides a variety of distinctive perspectives on this important American artist. June 9 – September 8, 2013.
George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci
Eight landscapes by George Inness (American, 1825–1894) dating from 1880–1894, which were given to the Clark by Frank and Katherine Martucci, will be exhibited with two Inness paintings collected by Sterling and Francine Clark. The exhibition examines the artist’s late work when Inness had moved away from plein-air painting and naturalistic portrayals of landscapes towards a more conceptual approach to capturing mood and the actions of light and shadow. June 9 – September 8, 2013.
Millay’s Family Tree, The Roots of Genius
Daily from 11am to 4:30pm. Closed Wednesdays. May 24 – October 14, 2013.
The Art of Eric Carle: Feathers, Fins, and Fur
Eric Carle’s love of nature is legendary. To recognize this passion, the Carle is organizing a selective survey of works exploring his interest in animals. On view will be a host of animals who have populated his books. In addition to finished collages, there will be preliminary works including pencil studies that underscore Carle’s meticulous study of his subject. March 12 – September 1, 2013
Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares-Art by Latino Artists
Folk tale literature throughout the world encompasses both magic and symbolism, comprising stories of saints, gods, myths, and legends. These repeated and recorded stories transcend various national and cultural boundaries. This remarkable exhibition features sixty-three original works of art from bilingual Latino folk tales published in children’s picture books. Twelve talented, award-winning artists focus their lively imaginations, distinctive styles, and colorful palettes to bring the stories alive. March 26 – June 9, 2013
The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, The Carle is mounting a special exhibition of high quality prints, organized by Barbara Elleman, in the Reading Library. Through June 30, 2013
Robert R. Zakanitch: A Garden of Ordinary Miracles
The art from A Garden of Ordinary Miracles will blossom in an exhibition at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. Award-winning artist Robert Zakanitch celebrates the beauty of all growing things in A Garden of Ordinary Miracles, an alphabetical ode to nature. Packaged as the ultimate gift for adults, gardeners, and the nature-lovers of tomorrow, this garden book is nothing short of a miracle.
Good Purpose Gallery & Spectrum Playhouse
Shifting Perceptions, The Art of Autism
This Art of Autism Exhibit features 10 artists from the United States and one from Ireland brought to the Good Purpose Gallery through the auspices of The Art of Autism, an international collaborative project that brings awareness of the creative abilities of people with autism to the general public. On view through May 27, 2013.
Solo Exhibition – Gracia Dayton
Dayton’s work for this show was inspired by her recent trip to Italy. May 4 – May 29, 2013.
The Harrison Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition of paintings by Curt Hanson and Stan Taft. June 1- 30, 2013.
1st Annual Stockbridge Art Lab
A series of “pop-up” galleries in the town of Stockbridge exhibiting the work of IS183’s faculty artists. This wide-ranging, interactive community spectacle will be free and open to the public. Local businesses will turn into pop-up galleries to host segments of this wide ranging show. May 3 – June 3, 2013.
Curiosity @Kid Space
Featuring nine internationally-acclaimed artists, the works in Curiosity represent a wide range of materials and explore themes that many children are curious about, such as dinosaurs, superheroes, ninjas, cowboys, monsters and fantasy The Art Cabaret, an art-making studio, will serve up inspiring art materials for children to explore at cafe-style seating. Opens June 23, 2012.
Xu Bing: Phoenix
Drawing inspiration from the contemporary realities of his fast-changing country, Chinese artist Xu Bing spent two years creating his newest work, Phoenix. This is the premier appearance of the sculpture outside China (the works were exhibited briefly outdoors at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, and then at Expo10 in Shanghai). The internally illuminated 12-ton birds are suspended mid-air inside the museum’s football field-sized Building 5; dwarfing visitors, the male Phoenix Feng measures 90 feet long, while the female Huang reaches 100 feet in length, beak to tail feathers. December 5 – September, 2013.
Fabulous Fabric and Fiber
Work by 10 quilt artists, a rug hook artist, and two first-class basket weavers at the Meeting House Gallery. Wendy Jensen, Joannn Kelly Catsos, Susan Delmolino Ives, Pam Johnson, Bill Kane and others. June 14 – July 7, 2013.
An invitational show featuring 30 regional mixed-media artists. Ceramics by Ben Krupka, bird carvings by Maria Gay, sculpture from Peter Barret and Patrick Stolfo, paintings by Ellen Murtaugh, Ann Getzinger and Robin Crofut Brittingham; photography from Lee Backer and Larry Silk at the Meeting House Gallery. July 26 – August 25, 2013.
New Marlborough Artists’ Show
An invitational show presents the work of New Marlborough artists and others from the region, including Distinguished Artist Joan Griswold and new gallery artists Robert Forte and Elizabeth T. Wilson at the Meeting House Gallery. August 30 – September 29, 2013.
About Face: Norman Rockwell’s Portraits
Rockwell painted portraits of friends, fellow illustrators, business acquaintances and family members. Their uses varied from book jacket covers to boardroom wall hangings to family heirlooms. In addition, he was commissioned to do portraits of noted celebrities and politicians for magazine covers, including TV Guide and The Saturday Evening Post. On view through May 27, 2013.
Willie was Different
Willie Was Different is a children’s story written and illustrated by Norman Rockwell. The story focuses on a wood thrush with a magical gift for music and tells of the trials of genius and the satisfactions of true friendship. On view through May 27, 2013
R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line
A celebrated illustrator, animator, children’s book author, graphic novelist, and editorial cartoonist, R.O. Blechman is perhaps best known for his memorable advertisements for Alka-Seltzer and Capezio, among others, and witty illustrations for “The New Yorker” and The Huffington Post. His imagery for magazines, illustrated books, advertisements, and animations will be on view. May 11 – June 30, 2013
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic
The exhibition features more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, rare watercolor backgrounds, and animation drawings. Walt Disney maintained a friendly relationship with Norman Rockwell through the years, and the exhibition also will include examples of the correspondence between the two artists, each of whom was a force in 20th century visual and popular culture. June 8 – October 27, 2013
Maya and Beyond: The Art of Jarvis Rockwell
Fascinated by material culture and what the objects of mass production have to say about our lives, hopes, and longings, Jarvis Rockwell creates artworks that are at once tangible and transient, reflecting the impermanence of all things. Imbued with a sense of mystery and spiritual curiosity, his sensory structure drawings, Hindu-inspired pyramids assembled with hundreds of toy figurines, and tableau boxes will be on view in this first retrospective of the artist’s work. Jarvis Rockwell, the son of Norman Rockwell, is widely recognized as a visionary image-maker. This retrospective exhibition explores Rockwell’s artistic journey and the ideas and questions that continue to drive his art. Victor. July 13 – October 20, 2013
Norman Rockwell: Happily Ever After
This special exhibition explores Rockwell’s vision for a kinder, gentler world, as evidenced in the relationship-inspired subjects that emerged in his art. Classic original “Saturday Evening Post” covers like “She’s My Baby” (1927), “Christmas Homecoming” (1948), “Marriage License” (1955), and others will be on view. July 13 – October 14, 2013
Wendell Minor’s America
A journey through the art of Wendell Minor, a premier historical picture book illustrator. Original artworks and artifacts for cherished books illustrated by Minor, including “Reaching for the Moon” and ‘Look to the Stars’ by Buzz Aldrin, ‘Sitting Bull Remembers’ by Ann Turner, and “Abraham Lincoln Comes Home” by Robert Burleigh, among many others, will be on display. November 9 – May 26, 2014
SculptureNow, in partnership with The Mount, presents an exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures. The sculptures, on display throughout the estate, invite visitors to view Wharton’s masterful landscape through a fresh, imaginative, and inspiring lens. June 4 – October 31, 2013.
A Body Biography
On display works by Pulitzer Prize nominated Matuschka, who is best known for her riveting post-mastectomy self-portrait “Beauty Out of Damage”, that was featured on the cover of New York Times Magazine in 1993, will be on view Sohn Fine Art Gallery. The exhibition, “A Body Biography” will feature an intimate look at 40 years of work by the artist including her first self portrait from 1971, to her chemically hand-toned prints and painted photographs, as well as her edgy, “Androgony” series. April 26 – July 1, 2013.
Greg Gorman’s 40 Year Retrospective Show
Works by 2013 PPA Lifetime Achievement Award winning portrait and celebrity photographer Greg Gorman will be on view at Sohn Fine Art Gallery. July 5 – September 30,2013.
Founded and run by the Thunderbolt Ski Runners, the Thunderbolt Ski Museum collects, preserves, and displays ski gear, clothing, awards, pictures, and ephemera related to the Thunderbolt Ski Trail. Mon-Thurs 8:30-3:30pm; Fri 8:30-6pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm. Open year round.
“Les Petites Dames De Mode”
An extraordinary exhibit the likes of which the Berkshires has never seen, featuring 59 stunningly beautiful miniature “fashion models” that portray the history of women’s fashion from 1855 to 1914. John R. Burbidge, retired Senior Designer of the famed Priscilla of Boston, began the painstaking work of creating his 29-inch tall “ladies” almost 40 years ago, and each is a masterwork. The outfits, exquisite in every detail, are all completely original designs by Burbidge. Mr. Burbidge is author of the book, “Les Petites Dames de Mode – An Adventure in Design” published by Reverie, which is available for purchase at the Ventfort Hall Museum Shop. On view for an indefinite period.
Drawn from the museum’s collection, this exhibition investigates the relationship between literature and art, exploring the various ways fiction, poetry, plays, classical and religious literature can be translated into image. January 26 – June 9, 2013
Labeltalk 2013: India
Labeltalk is an exhibition series that aims to explore works of art from a broad range of perspectives. Labeltalk 2013: India is the ninth exhibition in the series, which began in 1995 with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We decided to focus this Labeltalk on Indian art, a strength of our collection, and invited 27 Williams professors to participate. To highlight their different perspectives—both professional and personal—we assigned three professors to each work of art selected for the exhibition. Each participant looked closely at his or her work of art and then wrote a short response without any specific prompt. February 2 – June 30, 2013.
Painting Between the Lines
Painting Between the Lines, investigates the relationship between literature and art by commissioning 14 contemporary artists to create paintings based on descriptions of paintings in historical and contemporary novels. February 16 through June 9, 2013.
Seniors Studio Art Majors Exhibition
As contemporary as it gets, this exhibition is designed and produced by the senior studio art majors in the final semester of their college careers. May 10 – June 2, 2013