Tour the Berkshires
ArtWeek will be celebrated all across the Berkshires, with events that highlight the region’s vibrant arts community. Here are a few great events you might want to attend across the region. (For more events in Western Massachusetts, check the ArtWeek calendar!)
Stop by the Clark’s specially curated pop-up exhibit on May 2 to view a selection of works on paper – or drop by any time during ArtWeek for plein air painting!
Gain behind-the-scenes insights on dance and choreography. Jacob’s Pillow and MASS MoCA host a work-in-progress performance of Ian Berg’s Subject: Matter. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session with Ian Berg and Pamela Tatge.
Kick off the Berkshire Cultural Season with food, wine, and a special tour of the Hancock Shaker village. Enjoy drinks and jazz and learn about the culinary history of the Shakers!
Take a self-guided walking tour of some of Lenox’s numerous galleries. Talk with gallery directors and learn about the processes of local artists by attending demos around town.
For the mechanically minded, the Norman Rockwell Museum will host a Rube Goldberg gadget drop in. Build your own Rube Goldberg invention and learn about the intersection of arts and science first-hand!
For a unique event in an unexpected location, check out the Radness in the Sadness, an interactive popup exhibit in the old Housie Market space in Housatonic. This show celebrates life’s challenges and aims to highlight the remarkable in the mundane.
Swap stories and take in the Awakenings and Past Histories exhibit at a citizen’s show and tell. Later in the week, get some ice cream at SoCo Creamery and enjoy another fun afternoon of stories, smiles and art.
Get outside and learn about native history. The Bidwell House Museum will host a natural history walk to learn about the relationship between the Mohicans and the local landscape. Dress for a hike and bring some water and a trailside snack.
Written by Hillary Okun. Read more blog posts here.