1315 MASS MoCA Way Building 13, 1st Floor | Open daily, 11am-5pm
FERRIN CONTEMPORARY exhibits contemporary art by mid-career and established ceramicists. In addition to being a gallery, it serves as a project incubator space.
Based in North Adams on the MASS MoCA campus, Ferrin Contemporary offers selected works for sale by represented artists, masterworks from private collections, and curated exhibitions.
Cristina Córdova, “Jungla” 2017, photographic polyptych, ceramic, resin, metal, paper, glass, plastic, wood, 78 x 18″. photo: Brian Oglesbee
Del balcón | on view July 29-September 16, 2018
Preview during Downstreet Art July 26, 5-7:00pm
Artist Talk, Thursday, August 2 7:00 pm
Del balcón is a solo exhibition of new work by Cristina Córdova, featuring large and small figurative sculptures exploring the relationship between the human and geographic connections within her native Puerto Rican landscape.
Working directly from the human form, Córdova’s hand builds often life-size ceramic figures that gaze at, or through the viewer, asking them to consider what’s behind the eyes. A reference to landscape, both large and small, is introduced, creating tropical tableaux for the figure to reside within. Del balcón, comes on the heals of a large solo exhibition at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum in Alfred, N.Y., in early 2018 where director Wayne Higby notes, “Cristina’s figurative work has established her as one of the preeminent ceramic artists of her generation. Her work renders the figure as a mysterious, sensual force of compelling urgency. Her masterful use of the ceramic medium empowers her work with a mesmerizing, at times uncanny presence.”
1315 MASS MoCA Way | Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm
CYNTHIA-REEVES at 1315 MASS MoCA represents an international roster of established artists who share a process-apparent sensibility in their work. The newly renovated gallery has long embraced work that provokes a discourse around the convergence of art and science.
Recent work by Doug Trump | on view June 30 – July 28, 2018
Image: Doug Trump, No Devide, 2018; Oil, pencil, collage, and India ink on polymesh, 46 x 46 inches
The Artist Book Foundation
1327 MASS MoCA Way | Tuesday – Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturdays by appointment
The Artist Book Foundation is dedicated to documenting and celebrating the lives and work of artists through the richest visual presentations and most informed narratives. Preserving and sharing this artistic heritage enriches our communities and provides inspiration for current and future generations.
Image: book cover for “Swimmers: Carole Feurerman“
July 26, 5-7pm Reception and Book Signing with Carole A. Feuerman
Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. Come celebrate her life and work in our Louis and Susan Meisel Gallery.
The Artist Book Foundation publishes, shares, and preserves artist books offering the richest visual presentations and most informed narratives of artists’ lives and work.
In his astute and insightful essay, John Yau describes Feuerman’s exquisitely rendered figures as subjects “caught in a moment of transition that radiates an intense eroticism.” Her figures seem capable of thought, evoking an inward life that invites our speculation while revealing a mysterious chasm between the figures and the viewer that can never be plumbed. We cannot know their thoughts and perhaps that is exactly the point. Feuerman fuses the tactile nature of her sculpture with a visual verisimilitude that provides us a fleeting glimpse into private and isolated environments—women stepping out of the shower, in the rain, or swimming—that suggest a meditative bliss.
Feuerman museum retrospectives have included exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, The State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia; The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation in Florence, Italy; and the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, among others. Her work is featured in public, private, and corporate collections, including Grounds For Sculpture, Trenton, NJ; the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; and art-st-urban, Lucerne, Switzerland. Her large-scale Olympic Swimmer was featured in the Olympic Fine Arts exhibition at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
MCLA Gallery 51
51 Main Street | Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12-4pm
MCLA Gallery 51 primarily exhibits work by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. It is a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Student work is featured annually.
Charles Giuliano: Heads and Tales | On View: July 26 – August 25, 2018
Charles Giuliano: Heads and Tales – a retrospective exhibition of photographs from the artist’s four decades as a journalist and arts critic, will open on Thursday, July 26.
In addition, Giuliano will present an artist talk on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m., which also is free and open to the public.
“Charles Giuliano: Heads and Tales” focuses on all aspects of the arts – from music to the fine arts and theatre. “By selecting images that engage with the persona of the subject, and that display strong formal qualities, this exhibition makes a case for photojournalism as an art form,” said Arthur De Bow, curator of MCLA Gallery 51.
According to Giuliano, the exhibit revisits decisive moments, and connects the dots of what came to be a singular approach to content and style throughout his career: his ability to get close to and engage the subject during one-on-one interviews and through telephoto concert shots.
49 Eagle Street | Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, and Thursday evenings by appointment; call to verify
The INSTALLATION SPACE is a gallery featuring interesting immersive, interactive, interpretive, and informative art exhibitions on historic Eagle Street in North Adams, Massachusetts.
ESCAPE FACTORY by François-Xavier de Costerd | On view
July 26 – Sept. 2, 2018
Opening Reception, Thursday, July 26, 2018, 4pm-8pm
Artist’s Talk, Friday, August 3, 2018 6pm
ESCAPE FACTORY is an installation of three video works:
For de Costerd, the questions of the human condition and the place of the artist in a capitalist society are at the heart of his practice. This body of work results from a reflection on the societal pressure of profit over human experience. The conceptual premise for this installation centers around the need for an escape from the confines of our daily existence, and the “factory” as Warhol conceived of it: a place where art workers could mass-produce images the way corporations mass-produce consumer goods.
10 Ashland Street| Open Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays, 12-5pm
Outside is a storefront gallery in downtown North Adams, MA showcasing emerging ideas in art and design.
Flat Earth | On View through September 15, 2018
“The works in this show are artifacts of improvisation and abstraction based on traditional geometric structures of color and shape. Geometry is a way we can play at labeling fundamental constants in reality. Pattern is a way we can visualize the infinite. Folding pattern delineates the infinite and creates boundaries in physical space, while leaving it flat creates tension around the edges.” – Cody Hoyt
Cody Hoyt’s studio practice involves ceramic multiples, textiles, and work on paper. He has exhibited in the US and abroad, including galleries such as Patrick Parrish, R and Company, UNTITLED Art fair and Design Miami. His work has been featured in Elle Decor, Interview Magazine, Architectural Digest, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Magazine. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Ashland Street Project Space
50 Ashland Street | Monday and Thursday 6pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Ashland Street Project Space is a semi-private office for soft-boiled, which is a small, independent publisher, as well as a studio for visual artist and creative placemaker Ashley Strazzinski. It also serves as a community flex-space, a place where people can come together, hang out, have conversations, and get inspired.
DownStreet Art 2018: [BLANKET FORT and GAMES!] Thursday, July 26 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
TAG SALE at Ashland St.: Saturday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
North Adams Farmers Market: Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
ART TALK / CRIT NIGHT: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
44 Eagle Street | Saturdays, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Gravity Gallery is a think tank space that is committed to enhancing the cultural environment by hosting visually stimulating exhibitions.
Landscape for Lovers | On View: June 15 – July 28, 2018
Artist: Nina Rizzo
Rizzo’s paintings are equal part fact and fiction. Using her direct experience with a place, event or object as a catalyst, she abstracts, invents and explores new realities in painted space and form. Rizzo imagines places unseen or hybrid spaces, creating a world that is full of wonder and possibility. Her use of exaggerated color, fluid brush strokes, and spatial ambiguities reveal sensual environments where interiors and exteriors collide and our notion of reality is questioned.
Martha Flood Design Studio & Fabric Gallery
38 Eagle Street | Open Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm; or by appointment
Working space and gallery by local artist Martha Flood, who designs and produces The Woodlands Collection, custom manufactured fabrics inspired by natural textures and patterns we encounter in the New England landscape. The nontraditional images are examples of cutting edge pattern design and advanced digital fabric printing technologies. Flood was the Editor’s Choice Winner of the 2013 Yankee Magazine Best of New England award.
Eclipse Mill Gallery
243 Union St. Studio 102 | Open Thursday through Sunday, 12-6pm, or by appointment
The Eclipse Mill live/work community is home to artists and artisans working independently as well as collaboratively in a wide range of media. Though the Eclipse Mill Gallery often exhibits work by residents, it also features guest artists from near and far.
Larry Alice and Joan Kiley: Objects of Desire | On view June 29 – July 29
Image: Joan Kiley, ‘My Red Necklace’
River Hill Pottery
243 Union St. Studio 104 | Thursday through Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment
“At River Hill Pottery we have combined our creativity and experience to bring to you some of the most beautiful baskets in clay. Each piece is handmade with care and craftsmanship for you to enjoy. It is our desire for you to have a piece of pottery that will give you a lifetime of joy. The uncommon basket for an extraordinary life.”
Berkshire Art Museum
159 E Main St. | Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
The Berkshire Art Museum’s mission is to showcase engaging contemporary art through rotating exhibitions as well as to preserve and examine five decades of artwork by Eric Rudd in the museum’s permanent collection. Rescuing two historic former churches, the Berkshire Art Museum exemplifies the adaptive reuse of architectural space for cultural purposes. By establishing and maintaining this unique art destination, the Berkshire Art Museum aims to contribute to the cultural economy of North Adams.
FACULTY-ARTISTS FROM NEW ENGLAND COLLEGES – Art departments are very important, and BAM wants to demonstrate the quality of artists who are also involved in helping the next generation. Also on view: “The Next Generation: Jeanne Jalandoni,” “Edwardian Era Fashion: Collection of Greg Lafave,” and selections from the permanent collection.
Visitor Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park
115 State Street, Building 4 | (413) 663-6312 | Open Thursday through Monday, 10am-4pm (call to verify)
A former railroad yard, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. The tunnel was dug 4.75 miles through Hoosac Mountain, linking Massachusetts to Albany, NY. 200 men lost their lives building the tunnel, which is still being used today. An audio-visual presentation takes visitors back in time, where the sounds of dripping water, pickaxes against stone, explosions, and debates re-create the hardships and heroism of the tunnel’s construction.
North Adams Museum of History and Science
State Park, 115 State Street, Building 5A | Open Thursday through Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm
The North Adams Museum of History and Science is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and promoting North Adams’ colorful past. Exhibitions primarily focus on local history. The museum also features opportunities to engage with science, such as an interactive model of the solar system. Admission is free.
Local History, Anasazi Indian Artifacts, Architecture, Ballooning, Business and Industry, Coury’s Drive-In, Discovery Room, Downtown THEN and NOW, Early Farm Life, Everyday Life, Fire and Police, the Gift Shop, Grandma’s Attic, Immigration, Jumpers, Medical, Military, Moderne Studio, Natural Science Center, Parade of Personalities, Politics, Railroad History and Layout, Religion, Temporary Exhibit Gallery, and School Days.
1040 MASS MoCA Way
Sunday through Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday through Saturday, 10am-7pm
Admission: Adults $20, Seniors / Veterans $18, Students with ID $12, Kids (6–16) $8, EBT / WIC Cardholders $2, Kids 5 and younger free, Museum members free
Admission to Kidspace, our child-centered gallery, is always free. For additional information, call 413-662-2111 or visit www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA seeks to catalyze and support the creation of new art, expose our visitors to bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, and re-invigorate the life of a region in socioeconomic need.” MASS MoCA exhibits works by many of the most important artists of today–both well known, and emerging–with a focus on large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums.
Kidspace @ MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way | Sunday through Wednesday, 10am-6pm; Thursday through Saturday, 10am-7pm
Kidspace is a child-centered gallery and studio space within MASS MoCA. Hands-on, educational activities allow children to connect with the space’s current exhibition through their own creative work.
Currently on View: Cavernous: Come to Your Senses
Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, curates Come to Your Senses in MASS MoCA’s lively Kidspace gallery and art-making studio, which will include new music by both of her parents. A program of Taylor’s long running Consenses project, Come to Your Senses asks visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs, and sculptors to use one another’s art as a catalyst to create their own work. “It’s like a game of telephone that unfolds through all the senses,” notes Sally Taylor, “and inspires us to see the world through others’ eyes.” At Kidspace, the initial works of art, through which all other works were inspired, were created by 5th grade students in North Adams and Northern Berkshire schools. Come to Your Senses is the capstone of Kidspace’s “Art 4 Change” project that has encouraged visitors and students in its school partnership program to develop positive habits of mind (empathy, optimism, and courage) with which to approach complex problem-solving through art experiences.
Museum of Dog
55 Union St. | Mon – Sat : 10am to 7pm | Sun : 12pm – 6pm
Admission: Adults: $5 | Children: $1
Come See About Me: Daisy Exhibit
The exhibit tells the great story of a weimeraner rescue, Daisy York, and her beloved Jeep. Her Jeep has been disassembled and placed on white exhibit blocks to share her creations.
Feel the wind in your face and a song in your heart as you experience the love and talent of Daisy.
A tribute to dogs everywhere. Nestled in the Berkshires, just a few blocks away from one of the country’s largest contemporary art museums, MASS MoCA. The historic Quinn’s Wallpaper and Paint Store is a perfect home for the dogs and the endearing stories they have to tell. The imperfections, of the quirky building, reflect the character of the dogs who’ve found their way here. The M.O.D. family is finally together, and full of wagging tails, awaiting to share our home with you.