In the Galleries
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge. Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithographs, in the BBG’s Leonhardt Galleries at the Center House. Now – Oct. 8.
Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, Rhinebeck. Annual Students’ Art Exhibit. Now – May 31.
Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield. Artwork by Judy Fox. June 1 – June 30. Artist’s Reception: June 1 from 5-7 p.m.
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Ebb & Flow, abstract works by Shawn Snow, Anne Francey, Allyson Levy, Ragellah Rourke, Bruce Murphy, Vince Vella and Gary Buckendorf. Now – June 10.
The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Books and Blooms, Alexandria Gilbert’s botanical watercolor paintings inspired by gardens in the Hudson Valley. Now – May 31.
Cornwall Library, Cornwall. Portraits of Cornwall Birds, photographs by Joe Ellis. Now – June 23.
Cynthia Reeves Gallery, North Adams. New work by Willard Boepple, featuring monoprints and three-dimensional forms, both large and small scale. Now – June 23.
David M. Hunt Library, Falls Village. Recurrent Rhythm, an exhibit of paintings and prints by Sallie Ketcham. May 26 – June 16. Opening Reception: May 26 from 4-6 p.m.
Eckert Fine Art Gallery and Consulting, Kent. Relational Sets, a group exhibition featuring the work of 11 artists, including Don Gummer, Robert Rauschenberg and Alexander Ross. Now – June 24.
Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. Directions, a solo exhibit by ceramic artist Sergei Isupov. Now — July 22.
Five Points Gallery, Torrington. Rikyu - CHA, a solo exhibition of small paintings by Raimi Slater. No Man’s Land: Women and Abstraction, a group show featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, constructions and printmaking by eight female artists. May 31 – July 7. Opening Reception: June 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. Artists’ Panel Discussion: June 22 at 6:30 p.m. In the Annex: Works In Process, the work of eight Connecticut-based photographers. Now – May 27.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. Master Class: Northern European Art 1500-1650 from the Permanent Collection, including works by Dürer, Cranach, Joos van Cleve, Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt and Jan Lievens. Now – Sept. 2.
Gallery @ 46 Green Street, Hudson. Flat Broke, a selection of works by Stacy Petty. Now – May 29.
Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Mystical Mexico Mixed Media, work by Dr. Michael McManmon, founder of the College Internship Program (CIP), and also an artist, international speaker and writer. Now – June 26.
Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Sharon. City and Country, the art of Arthur Getz. Now – June 30.
Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House. [R]EVOLUTION IS UNCOMFORTABLE, a visual installation featuring candid conversations with citizens about how their personal experiences have shaped their political beliefs. May 26 – June 24. Opening Reception: May 26 from 5-8 p.m. Screening & Conversation: June 15 at 7 p.m.
Installation Space, North Adams. GLITCHE, an immersive installation by Sam Okerstrom-Lang (SAMO) inspired by the idea of a glitch, error or unexpected malfunction in a system. June 1 – July 15. Opening reception & performance by DJ/performing artist Seraah: June 15 from 4-8 p.m.
Kent Memorial Library Gallery, Kent. Kent Art Association: 95 More Years. Now – June 30.
LABspace, Hillsdale. True North, Julie Torres curates a survey and celebration of nearly 200 upstate NY and surrounding area artists who are connected and engaged at the local level. Now – May.
L’Atelier Berkshires, Great Barrington. Viva La Femme: Celebrating Women and the Arts. Now – May 31.
Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield. By the Virtue of its Citizens: Educating a New Nation at Sarah Pierce’s Academy, an exhibit exploring the innovative educational philosophy of Pierce, and its influence on later social and educational reforms. It also investigates the lively social and intellectual community created by the Litchfield Female Academy and the Litchfield Law School. Now – Nov. 25.
Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. No Home Go Home / Go Home No Home, Kazumi Tanaka’s drawings made with tea on paper. May 26 – July 8. Opening Reception: May 26 from 6-8 p.m.
MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. pride, the work of Gerald Sheffield, who draws propositional interventions between ancient and contemporary history as a tool to provoke skepticism of the hierarchal forms, shapes and language embedded in western hegemony. May 24 – June 22. Opening Reception: May 24 from 5-7 p.m. Artist Talk: May 24 from 5-6 p.m.
The Moviehouse Gallery, Millerton. GETZ: Covers from The New Yorker Magazine, featuring 30 original cover paintings by the prolific late artist and former Sharon, Conn. resident. June 2 – Aug. 28. Opening Reception: June 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
No. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. In the gallery: work by Shira Toren. Now – June 28. In the cafe: work by Julie Scott.
North Elm Home, Millerton. Kindred Spirits, paintings and ceramics by friends and local artists Kathy Wismar and James Woodruff, in a point/counterpoint format. Now – May 31.
The Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery, Old Chatham. The Aspect of the Object, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon presents the work of Catskill-based artist and curator Richard Saja, who took the Museum’s new collection photographs and reinterpreted them into playful new images, which he calls digital quilts. Now – June 5.
The Re Institute, Millerton. Upstairs: the work of artists Sandy Moore, Sara Nesbitt, Moira Kelly and Joel Foster. Downstairs: photographs by Serge Madikians. Now – May 28.
Schantz Galleries, Stockbridge. Nature in Glass: A Delicate Balance, an exhibition featuring three renowned glass artists — Paul Stankard, Kelly O’Dell and Raven Skyriver — who are inspired by the world’s flora and fauna. June 1 – June 26. Opening Reception: June 1 from 4-6 p.m.
The School, Kinderhook. Travelogue, a survey exhibition by Radcliffe Bailey, along with a concurrent series of solo exhibits by Nina Chanel Abney, Shimon Attie, Math Bass, Valérie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lynne Lapointe, Gordon Parks and Leslie Wayne. Now – Oct. 6.
September Gallery, Hudson. Stars and Cells, work by Nicole Cherubini, Victoria Fu and Carrie Moyer. June 2 – July 15. Opening Reception: June 2 from 6-8 p.m.
Sharon Historical Society Gallery. Ellen Moon: A Sense of Place, fiber, watercolors and costumes by the Cornwall, Conn.-based artist. Now – June 22.
Sohn Fine Art, Lenox. Domestication, a group show featuring the work of George Cavalletto, Susan Copich, Hildy Pincus Kronen, Anne Mourier, Roberta Trentin and Bill Wright. Now – June 10.
Spencertown Academy Gallery, Spencertown. Woodlands and Wetlands, using different media and themes of flora, fauna and water, six artists have paid homage to the living environment. May 26 – June 17. Opening Reception: May 26 from 4-6 p.m.
Stockbridge Station, Stockbridge. The River Art Project, an exhibit featuring recognized painters from the Berkshires who work with the river as their subject matter, including Bart Elsbach, Michael Filmus, Scott Prior and Jim Schantz. June 8 – Sept. 2. Opening Reception: June 8 from 6-8 p.m. Panel Discussion: Aug. 15 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Heroic Faces, a solo exhibition by Adam Brent. Now – June 24.
Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Sculpture and 3D mixed media show, featuring figurative sculpture in clay, abstract and representative assemblage pieces, and wall-hung, freestanding and tabletop works created using a variety of classic mediums and found objects. Now – May 28.
The Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville. Ex Animo, new relief prints, mixed media collages and other work by T. Klacsmann. Now – June 2.
Washington Art Association, Washington Depot. State of Abstraction, contemporary abstract art, including painting, installation, video, sculpture and prints, by more than 20 Conn. artists. Displayed in both the WAA building and the Judy Black Memorial Park exhibition space. Now – June 16.
The White Gallery, Lakeville. Into the Light, the abstract landscapes of Ira Barkoff. May 25 – July 15. Opening Reception: May 26 from 5-7 p.m.
At the Museums
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Pittsfield. The author’s post-1850 home, with restored study, piazza, the original fireplace and barn.
Art Omi, Ghent. Open year round, The Fields Sculpture Park is a public exhibition space featuring over 80 contemporary sculptures. In the gallery: paintings by Thomas Nozkowski. May 26 – Sept. 4. Opening Reception: May 26 from 1-3 p.m.
Chesterwood, Home of Daniel Chester French, Stockbridge. This is the country home, studio, and gardens of the prolific American sculptor best known for his statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. Women Artists in Paris, 1850–1900, featuring the well-known artists Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and Rosa Bonheur, as well as those less recognizable to US audiences, such as Kitty Kielland, Louise Breslau and Anna Ancher. June 9 – Sept. 3. The Art of Iron, 36 unique objects from the celebrated collection of the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France. June 9 – Sept. 16. Summer Opening Celebration: Paris by Night: June 8 from 7-11 p.m.
Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, Lenox. Former home of American abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate. View their paintings, frescoes and sculpture, and experience their exquisite collection of American and European Cubist art.
Gunn Memorial Library and Museum, Washington, CT. Local history collections including photographs, textiles and clothing, 18th and 19th century tools and domestic implements, decorative and fine arts, and rarities, as well as seasonal exhibits. In the gallery: The Seasons, recent watercolor paintings of the seasons by Jim Stanton. Now – June 23.
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. A living history museum that includes 20 historic buildings, heirloom gardens and a collection of over 22,000 original Shaker artifacts, as well as farm animals and hiking trails. Anything But Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them, a rare glimpse at the Village’s prized “gift” or “spirit” drawings, on view for the first time in decades. Now – Sept. 3.
MASS MoCA, North Adams. Liz Glynn: The Archaeology of Another Possible Future, a sprawling sculptural experience of sight, sensation, sound and scent stretching nearly a football field in length. Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian), Rachel Howard’s installation comprised of 10 paintings and one sculpture, in relationship to the sculptural assembly Lightning with Stag in its Glare by Joseph Beuys. The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night, paintings — including new commissions — by a diverse group of over a dozen contemporary artists, including Patrick Bermingham, William Binnie, Dana Powell and Alexandria Smith. Allison Janae Hamilton’s first solo museum exhibition, Pitch, is an ensemble of old and new works, including a new installation that looks to the legacy of the turpentine industry. A yellow sun A green sun a yellow sun A red sun a blue sun, a selection of paintings in oil and ink by the prolific Arab-American artist Etel Adnan, alongside a small reading room with her written works. Assembled Audience + A Cold Hole, an ambitious exhibition featuring two new installation-based commissions by Taryn Simon, examining individuals’ campaigns for public admiration, the status of physical community spaces in the digital age, and our persistent desire for a quick fix. On view May 26.
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox. Summer cottage of American writer Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Age of Innocence. Open for daily tours from May–Oct. Grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk Nov.–April. Special events, lectures, and performances take place throughout the year.
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, more than 200 works by the #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Now – May 28. Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, an exploration of the artist’s short but prolific career in the 1940’s pulp fiction industry, and her unexpected journey in a world previously assigned to male artists. Now – June 10. Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition, featuring more than 85 works by American and European masters, spanning 500 years and tracing the student-to-teacher lineage of illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell to their artistic forbearers in the Italian Renaissance. June 9 – Oct. 28. Summer Celebration Gala: June 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. The home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church.
Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon. Host to the world’s most comprehensive Shaker collection and stewards of the North Family at Mount Lebanon, the most important Shaker site in America. Open mid-May through October.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox. Built by George and Sarah Morgan as their summer home in 1891, today the National Historic Site is open to the public for tours, lectures, plays, music and other events.
Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck. Italianate villa of the Suckley family, including its last resident, Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, cousin and confidante of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Regular Tour Season: Thursdays through Sundays from May – Oct.
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts, an installation that muses on a post-human future and privileges the wants and needs of the artworks over those of their audiences. RAWR! A WCMA Bestiary, works from the museum’s collection explore the representation of animals in art and artifacts across time and across the globe. Now – Oct. 31. Sam Gilliam In Dialogue, the debut of WCMA’s recent acquisition of Situation VI-Pisces 4 (1972), a signature drape work of gigantic scale. It will be re-installed three times to reflect different interpretations. Now – Sept. 3.