Over the Fourth of July weekend, while visiting with family in the Berkshires, I also visited the Clark Museum and Mass MoCa. The Clark is located in Williamstown, MA and is small but wonderful museum housing an impressive collection of French Impressionist works as well as European and American paintings. I was there to view the current exhibit, Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence. This is quite an impressive display of works by both Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove. O’Keeffe was greatly influenced by Dove’s work and they maintained a lifelong respect and friendship. I was not familiar with Arthur Dove, but found several inspiring ideas for wall finishes in his work. This exhibit runs through September 7th.
Next, I headed over to my favorite museum, Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. This is a huge museum devoted to contemporary art and always a lot of fun to visit. Since I am out in this area often to visit my mother, I am a frequent visitor here as well. The museum is quickly expanding and I found myself getting lost as connectors led me from one enormous building to the next.
While I loved every exhibit here, the one that really spoke to me was Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. This link will give you a wealth of information about the exhibit, Sol LeWitt, and the process of creating this installation. Here are a few photos I took while there. I think you can see why I could easily relate to this exhibit!
The shear size of these painted walls and the enormous size of the rooms in this converted mill complex make quite an impression. There is also a great little cafe, Lickity Splits located just beyond a fantastic museum store on the ground level. It’s also my sole source for internet access while out visiting my Mom