Word of Mouth: Williamstown + the Surrounding Berkshires

From northwestern Massachusetts to southern Vermont, idyllic towns of cultural prominence

Home to Williams College and two nationally lauded cultural attractions—The Clark Art Institute (which now features a free, year-round outdoor exhibition, Ground/work) and an eponymous Theatre Festival—Williamstown, Massachusetts anchors an idyllic section of the Berkshire Mountains. Williamstown is more than a historic New England outpost surrounded by pastoral beauty; it’s the eye in a storm of exciting culinary explorations, hospitality ventures and world-class art—some of which can …

The Clark Art Institute’s Sprawling Outdoor Exhibition, “Ground/work”

Commissions from six contemporary artists dot the museums picturesque 140-acre campus

A cultural fount set within the idyllic Berkshires, the Williamstown, Massachusetts-located Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (aka The Clark) opened its first-ever outdoor exhibition, Ground/work, this month. Commissions by six international contemporary artists comprise the non-prescriptive, non-hierarchical experience, wherein guests are welcome to explore the sculptures at their own pace—scaling hills and wandering fields and forests along the way. Guests can view all of the large-scale …