join COVET artists and curators for behind-the-scene tours of current exhibitions at museums throughout the Berkshires |  July 19 – August 17



Thursday, July 19th  |  MEET ME AT MASS MoCA.

2 – 4 P.M. – MEET ME AT….  MASS MoCA, North Adams
Join Art Berkshires and Leslie Ferrin for a behind-the-scenes visit with curator, Denise Markonish and COVET artist  Nicholas Kahn for a tour of Oh, Canada  followed by a private tour with artist Michael Oatman of his installation, All Utopias Fell, in the suspended Air Stream trailer


Friday, July 20th at 10 A.M.  |  MEET ME AT Hancock Shaker Village.

In Pittsfield at Hancock Shaker Village for Throwers and Shakers  one of the “Meet Me At … “ programs of Art Berkshires COVET project.  At Hancock Shaker Village Lesley Herzberg  will give a curator’s tour of her new exhibition “A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA.” Afterwards, the group will join COVET artist Frances Palmer for a behind-the-scenes tour of several spaces in the historic 1830 Brick Dwelling that inspired her new work. Highlights include the innovative kitchen where the Shaker sisters cooked food for their spiritual family of 100, as well as the Apothecary room where the Shakers prepared herbs that they would package and sell to the outside world.


Saturday, July 21st at 10 A.M.  |  MEET ME AT Berkshire Museum.

Join ArtBerkshires in Pittsfield at the Berkshire Museum for Art? Rocks? The Intersection one of the “Meet Me At …. “ programs of Art Berkshires COVET project.  At the Berkshire Museum, artist Melissa Lillie mined the Museum’s mineral collection in search of inspiration—the result of which are a series of gemlike paintings that reflect her direct experience with the Berkshire Museum’s specimens. Melissa will share her insights and accomplishments in a conversation paired with the museum’s resident mineral and geologist collections specialist, David Hyde. David is temporarily on staff to catalog the Museum’s mineral collection, and will offer a behind-the-scenes tour of collection storage for up-close viewing of the collection’s highlights.  Bagels, mimosas, and other refreshments will be served.


Friday, July 27th at 5 P.M.  |  MEET ME AT the Clark Art Institute

Join ArtBerkshires in Williamstown for an evening starting at The Clark for one of the “Meet Me At ….” programs with behind-the-scenes with curator Kathleen Morris  and a discussion of the porcelain collection featured in Clark Remix and the earthenware discoveries that are on show in the Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China. Continue the visit to Williamstown afterwards and join ArtBerkshires from 7:00 to 8:00pm for Cultural Cocktails and dinner at MEZZE and a conversation with COVET contemporary artist Melissa Lille about her recent paintings on view this summer at Mezze.


Wednesday, August 1st Starting at 10 A.M.  |  MEET ME AT Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood All Day Event.

Join ArtBerkshires in Stockbridge for a “Meet Me At ….” guided day with curators and artists about how history informs contemporary art practice, the theme of COVET programs. Photographer and gallerist, Cassandra Sohn leads the day long series of visits to Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, and galleries in Stockbridge. End the day at the Red Lion Inn with a guided tour of their collections and drinks on the porch.

Schedule for the Day:

  • 10:00 a.m. Coffee and tour of Norman Rockwell Museum with Michael Rousseau and Stephanie Plunkett.
  • 11:30 a.m. Tour of grounds with Anne Cathcart and Michael Boroniec
  • 12:30Lunch with Anne Cathcart, Michael Boroniec, Michael Rousseau, Cassandra Sohn, Donna Hassler.
  • 1:30Talk in the Woodshed with Cassandra Sohn about her exhibition “A Sea Feeling in the Mountains”.
  • 2:30Visit to Sohn Fine Art Gallery.
  • 3:00 Visit to Schantz Gallery for an introduction to glass masters, Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly and their historic influences.
  • 3:30 Drinks on porch at Red Lion Inn and a guided tour of art collection.




ArtBerkshires MEET ME AT programming is sponsored by Berkshire Magazine.


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