Welcome to ArtCountry!

Berkshires becomes ArtCountry: Four museums and theater festival form consortium

By Steve Barnes, Timesunion
Published April 6, 2017

The promotional effort, announced Wednesday at Mass MoCA, is a joint effort of the North Adams museum of contemporary art; three other museums — Clark Art Institute and Williams College Museum of Art, both in Williamstown, and The Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vt.; and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, also in Williamstown.

The group will work to “highlight the unique assets of the region” through collaborative programming, joint ticket offers and a unified approach to attracting visitors to the region, according to the announcement. Its newly launched website, www.artcountry.org, details the philosophy behind ArtCountry

A Consortium Of The Arts In Northern Berkshires

Published April 5, 2017

Christina Olsen of the Williams College Museum of Art says aside from its own lineup of exhibitions, its lively patio programs will bring visitors into a summertime slice of campus life — which epitomizes ArtCountry.

“A place in which you can experience world class culture that doesn’t take itself seriously a lot of the times,” Olsen says.

Highlights in ArtCountry include one theatre, four museums, six festivals, 43 exhibitions, 56 hills and mountains to hike on made up of almost 1,200 miles of trails — with 37 native cheeses added for flavor.

Welcome to Art Country: Five institutions team up for cultural explosion this summer

By Adam Shanks, The Berkshire Eagle
Published April 6, 2017

What do Wilco and Grandma Moses have in common?

You can see both in Art Country this summer.

Composed of the four museums and one theater in the Northern Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Art Country will be exploding with art and performances in the coming months.

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