The Berkshire Art Museum was established by the Barbara and Eric Rudd Art Foundation in 2012 and first opened to the public in 2014. The museum presents changing and permanent art exhibitions in 25,000 square feet of space within two repurposed buildings.
The main building at 159 E. Main Street, North Adams (at the top of Main Street - just a few blocks from MASS MoCA) has changing exhibitions each season in addition to exhibitions from the permanent collection - including Rudd’s Lexan/Iceberg and Robotic sculptures. The museum’s Annex – A Chapel for Humanity - is located 200 steps away at 82 Summer Street. The Chapel first opened to the public in 2001 and contains a contemporary sculptural epic that includes more than 150 life-sized figures, 250 low-relief figures and a 9/11 memorial.
The Berkshire Art Museum offers guided gallery tours for adults and youth groups, as well as special programs and lectures, public receptions, and sponsors the annual Eagle Street Beach. The museum is open mid-June to mid-October. Regular admission is $5; seniors/students/children 6-12 are $3; free admission for Berkshire County residents, museum donors, and children under 6 years of age.
BERKSHIRE ART MUSEUM - 159 EAST MAIN STREET NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247 (413) 664-9550