The Berkshires are an inspirational getaway for artists and art appreciators. Whether you are looking for a beautiful landscape or crave the excitement of a live comedy show, you’ll find it in the Berkshires.
Experience Fine Arts in The Berkshires
Fine art reflects the artist’s soul and surroundings. In the Berkshires, art is celebrated in all its forms. Visitors can experience a fabulous dance performance, view classical art, and be transported by Bach’s exceptional music.
Guests can catch a comedy show, concert, or contemporary play. Tour Daniel Chester French’s inspirational studio and gardens or browse a modern photography gallery.
Albany Berkshire Ballet’s roots stretch back to the 1950s when it was founded as a dance school. The school became a professional dance company in 1969. In 1995, Albany Berkshire Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker was shown on “Good Morning America.”
Today’s visitors can see classic and contemporary performances such as Coppelia, Cinderella, and Romeo and Juliet. All ages will enjoy a memorable night at the ballet.
The Clark Institute combines a fabulous art museum with academic and research programs. The Clark was founded in the 1950s and features contemporary and classical art.
The permanent collection features artworks by Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. In addition, the museum has temporary exhibits that explore contemporary themes.
The Clark’s grounds are open to the public and feature miles of walking trails through beautiful landscapes.
The Berkshire Bach Society is the oldest continuously operating community musical group in the Berkshires. Guests can enjoy world-class performances of J.S. Bach’s most impactful works. In addition, the Berkshire Bach Society features concerts with works written by other Baroque composers.
The Berkshire Bach Society offers inspirational concerts for the whole family.
The Berkshire Theatre Group produces entertaining plays and shows at several locations. Watch classical theatre at the summer-style Fitzpatrick Main Stage. The Unicorn Theatre has just 122 seats and features new artists and thought-provoking works.
The Colonial Theatre is a larger space with over 700 seats. This theatre was built in 1903 and hosts comedy shows, live music, and family-focused plays.
The Garage is a newer space with high-tech sound and light systems. Check out comedy, music, and spoken word in The Garage.
Chesterwood is the historic home, gardens, and studio of famous sculptor Daniel Chester French. French is best known for his 1922 sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, which is part of Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial.
Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of the studio and grounds or take a guided studio tour. As you tour the grounds, you’ll gain insight into French’s creative process. You can see hundreds of French’s preliminary works and final sculptures throughout the studio and galleries. In addition, visitors can enjoy the beautiful and inspirational grounds.
Sohn Fine Art features contemporary photography. This modern gallery supports local artists and features world-class artworks. In addition, Sohn Fine Art often hosts workshops, lectures, and exciting exhibitions.
At Sohn Fine Art, you can explore artwork from gifted artists, attend a workshop, or attend an artist reception.
Explore The Berkshires
Pittsfield is a wonderful destination to experience art and culture. Visit our gorgeous The Gallery on North and experience inspirational fine arts in the Berkshires.