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Galleries & Museums

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College

Austerlitz, NY

Millay Colony for the Arts

Beacon, NY

Dia: Beacon

Matteawan Gallery

Theo Ganz Studio

Chatham, NY

Joyce Goldstein Gallery

The Park Row Gallery


Thompson Giroux Gallery

Ghent, NY

Omi International Arts Center

Great Barrington, MA

Geoffrey Young Gallery

Hillman-Jackson Gallery at Simon’s Rock

L’Atelier Berkshires

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Le Petit Musee at The Emporium

Lisa Vollmer Photography

The Vault Gallery

Hillsdale, NY

The Art Annex


Neumann Fine Art

Housatonic, MA

Art & Industrie

Deb Koffman’s Art Space

Front Street Gallery and Studio

Hudson, NY

510 Warren Street Gallery


Caldwell Gallery Hudson

Carrie Haddad Gallery

Carrie Haddad Photographs

Davis Orton Gallery

EB Fine Art/Curatorium

Hudson Opera House

J. Damiani

Jeff Bailey Gallery

John Davis Gallery

Limner Gallery

R Wells Gallery

September Gallery

Terenchin Gallery

TK Gallery

Tom Swope Gallery

Kent, CT

The Kent Art Association

The Morrison Gallery

Ober Gallery

Scott and Bowne

W. David Herman Gallery

Kinderhook, NY

The School

Lakeville, CT

Argazzi Art

Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School

The White Gallery

Lee, MA

Good Purpose Gallery

St. Francis Gallery

Lenox, MA

Charles Flint Fine Art

DeVries Fine Art, Inc.

Hoadley Gallery

Sienna Patti Contemporary

Sohn Fine Art

The Wit Gallery

Litchfield, CT

Serendipity Gallery

Millerton, NY

Gilded Moon Framing & Gallery


The Re Institute

New Milford, CT

Gregory James Gallery

North Adams, MA

Brill Gallery

Cynthia Reeves

Eclipse Gallery

Ferrin Contemporary

Gallery 51


Pawling, NY

Gallery on the Green

Pittsfield, MA

The Berkshire Museum

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Whitney Center for the Arts

Poughkeepsie, NY

Barrett Art Center

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College

Mill Street Loft

Transverse Gallery at Locust Grove

Red Hook, NY

Equis Art Gallery

Rhinebeck, NY

Betsy Jacaruso Gallery

Montgomery Row Gallery

Salisbury, CT

Joie de Livres

Sharon, CT

Standard Space

Spencertown, NY

Spencertown Academy Arts Center

Stockbridge, MA

Norman Rockwell Museum

Schantz Galleries

Tivoli, NY

Tivoli Artists Gallery

Torrington, CT

Five Points Gallery

Noelke Gallery

Washington, CT

KMR Arts

Washington Art Association & Gallery

West Cornwall, CT

Souterrain Gallery

West Stockbridge, MA

Diana Felber Gallery

No. Six Depot Gallery

Williamstown, MA

Clark Art Institute

Williams College Museum of Art

Art Intelligence

In the Galleries

Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park Spring Spirit, an exhibit featuring the work of 20 esteemed regional artists, whose work ranges from abstract to representational across a variety of media. Now – March 25.

Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie. Photowork 2018, the 31st annual national juried photography exhibition, featuring 58 photographic works including 9 from Hudson Valley artists. Now – March 24. Artist Talks: Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. & March 10 at 3 p.m.

BCB Art, Hudson. Edition, a group show highlighting multiple/edition artwork in various media — from stone lithography to digital prints. March 10 – April 15.

Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge. Anastasia Traina’s Fairytale Botanical World, botanical drawings, fairies and inspirational ephemera. Now – March 5.

Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, Rhinebeck. Valley Illuminations, new watercolors by Betsy Jacaruso and Cross River Artists. Now – March 31.

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Peculiar Rarities, media from porcelain to Play-Doh, and subject matter that includes icebergs, Victorian steampunk characters, conniving housewives and Judy Garland. March 7 – April 22. Artists’ Reception: March 10 from 5-7 p.m.

The Chatham Bookstore, Chatham. Women and Power, ceramic artist Mary Anne Davis displays her work inspired by the manifesto of the same name by Mary Beard. Now – April 6.

Columbia County Historical Society, Kinderhook. Supreme Sacrifice: Columbia County in World War I, featuring the private collections of Nelson Caul Hay, Harry Sutherland, Robert R. Wait and Robert Reginald Livingston.

Cornwall Library, Cornwall. Reflections, woodcuts, paintings, prints, sculptures and other items by Bryan Nash Gill (1961–2013). Now – March 17.

Cynthia Reeves Gallery, North Adams. InVersion, Vermont-based artist Alisa Dworsky’s exhibition of new works, including InVersion, a large scale, site-based volumetric work. Now – March 10.

David M. Hunt Library, Falls Village. Phyllis Nauts: Faces and Figments, a retrospective exhibit of the Cornwall artist’s paintings. Feb. 24 – March 17. Opening Reception: Feb. 24 from 4-6 p.m.

Five Points Gallery, Torrington. Paper Rock Scissors, a group exhibition featuring nine artists who work in a variety of disciplines. Floating Walls and Tectonic Ziggurats, artist Julie Pereira’s large paper walls suspended from the ceiling. March 1 – April 7. Opening Reception: March 2 from 6–8:30 p.m. Artists’ Panel Discussion: March 23 at 6 p.m.

510 Warren Street, Hudson. Photography by B. Docktor. Now– Feb. 25.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. People Are Beautiful: Prints, Photographs, and Films by Andy Warhol, close to 100 rarely seen works by Andy Warhol. Now – April 15.

Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington. Matereality, a group show featuring work by more than 25 artists. Now – Feb. 25.

Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. Memories of Exploration, featuring the art of Kiki Dufault, Charles Edson and Ruslan Sprague. Now – March 6.

The Guild of Berkshire Artists (formerly the Richmond–West Stockbridge Artists’ Guild). An exhibit of works by 11 member artists at Gallery 35 in Great Barrington. The gallery is located inside the Stonehouse Realty office at 35 Railroad Street, which has dedicated its front room to art shows.

Hillman-Jackson Gallery at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington. An exhibition of the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Foundation artist-in-residence program participants, Daniel Hibbert, Selwyn Garraway, Susan Powers, Meclina Priestley and Cheryl Riley. Now – March 9.

Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Sharon. Color Changes, art inspired by nature by Episcopal priest John Carter. Now – Feb. 28.

Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House. The BlkQueer Romantics: The Tenth Magazine announces its arrival in Hudson with an exhibition that pays homage to Hudson Valley landscape, art, history and culture as explored through a contemporary queer lens of color. Now – March 18.

Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson. People of the Forest, paintings by Colin Brant, plus work by Ruby Palmer. Now – March 18.

Kent Memorial Library Gallery, Kent. Redux: A Selection of Artwork, work by Jessica Ifshin. Now – Feb. 26.

Knox Gallery at Monterey Public Library Intersections, the work of Leslie Carsewell. Now – March 3.

LABspace, Hillsdale. The Nature Lab, an homage to the RISD Nature Lab and its founder, Edna Lawrence, featuring contemporary work by 92 artists. Now – March 17.

The Loft Gallery at The Smithy Store, New Preston. Paintings of the human form, and abstract and modern expressionism by Barbra Kraut and Joan Morosani. Now – April 8. Artists’ Reception: March 31 from 3-5 p.m.

Matteawan Gallery, Beacon. Colorfields, the work of Meredith Heuer. Now – March 4.

MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. The 50 Card Project, every week since Inauguration Day, artist Melanie Mowinski has printed a new letterpress card in a limited edition of 100. Now – March 24.

No. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. 30under30:2, the second annual festival and art exhibit featuring 30 Berkshires artists under the age of thirty. Now – April 20. Opening Reception: Feb. 25 from 4-5:30 p.m.

The Norfolk Library, Norfolk. Explorations, paintings by Tom Hlas. Now – Feb. 28.

The School, Kinderhook. The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness, serving as the centerpiece of the large-scale exhibition, The Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe honor the Ghanaian legacy of abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins. Now – Feb. 24.

Sharon Historical Society Gallery. Places I remember… paintings by Robert Patrick Coombs, acrylics, oils and watercolors that are a mix of contemporary impressionism and realism. Now – March 16.

Sohn Fine Art, Lenox. 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring the work of Don Agnello, J Alexander Baker, Richard Alan Cohen, Ken Dreyfack and Tom Wheeler. iMotif, a group exhibition. Now – March 19. Artists’ Reception: Feb. 24 from 4–6:30 p.m.

Standard Space, Sharon. Landscapes of the Future Past, a solo show by multidisciplinary artist Rachel Frank. Now – March 4.

Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon. Lori Adams: Studio in the Studio & Plants and Trees Galore and So Much More. Now - March 4. Photographer’s Talk: Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. Harmonic Cognizance, a solo exhibition of work by Katrina Hude. Now – March 25.

Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli. Changing Spaces, an artistic exchange in partnership with Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie. This traveling exhibit will feature artists from both organizations showing selected works. Feb. 23 – March 25. Opening Reception: Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m.

Washington Art Association, Washington Depot. 2018 Juried Members Show. Feb. 24 – March 24. Opening Reception: Feb. 24 from 4-6 p.m.

The Wassaic Project at Maxon Mills, Wassaic. What We Don’t Realize When We See Things, a group show featuring painting, drawing, video, sculpture and performance that addresses the everyday life that shapes who we are and how we relate to others. Open Studios: Feb. 24 from 3-5 p.m., followed by a Visiting Artist Lecture by Taraka Larson of Prince Rama at 5 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.

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield. Mission Aerospace, an extensive exhibition integrating the science and history behind airplanes, helicopters, rockets and other aircraft. Now – May 13.

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. Drawn to Greatness, 150 drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection focusing on pivotal moments in the history of the art form. Now – April 22.

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. Art of Imagined Landscapes, paintings by Alissa Morabito. Now – March 17.

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.

MASS MoCA, North Adams. In the Abstract, featuring work by Doug Ashford, Sarah Braman, Tomashi Jackson, Rosy Keyser, Eric N. Mack, Rose Marcus, Rodney McMillian, Matt Saunders and Letha Wilson. Now – April 9. The Half-Life of Love, a group exhibit exploring the melancholic experience of romantic encounter, from honeymoon to heartbreak. Now – March 25. 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. On view March 3.

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.

Olana State Historic Site, Hudson. The home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church.

Omi International Arts Center, Ghent. Open year round, The Fields Sculpture Park is a public exhibition space featuring over 80 contemporary sculptures.

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.

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