Exterior view of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Lunch and Private Tour at Mass MoCA

MASS MoCA exhibits art by both well-known and emerging artists, focusing on large-scale, immersive installations that would be impossible to realize in conventional museums.

CAMIT members will take a private tour with Curator Denise Markonish of the current exhibition, Until, by Nick Cave. CAMIT Members who attended the trip to Chicago in 2010 will recall the visit to Nick Cave’s wonderful studio.

About the Exhibition: Nick Cave, the artist celebrated for his wearable sculptures called Soundsuits, turns expectations inside out in a massive immersive installation, where not a single Soundsuit will be found. Instead, Cave uses MASS MoCA’s signature football field-sized space to create his largest installation to date, made up of thousands of found objects and millions of beads, which will make viewers feel as if they have entered a rich sensory tapestry, like stepping directly inside the belly of one of his iconic Soundsuits.

NY Times Article about Nick Cave’s exhibition

November 4, 2016

1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247

The Orchard Hotel, Williamstown, MA
The Orchard Hotel, Williamstown, MA

Check-In at the Orchard Hotel

Tucked into the heart of Williamstown, Massachusetts, steps from the idyllic campus of Williams College, The Orchards seamlessly blends timeless elegance with modern sophistication and style.

Rooms are being held at the Orchards Hotel with a group rate until Tuesday, October 4th. The cost is $179 per room or $189 per room for double-occupancy and breakfast is included. CAMIT members will pay upon checkout. Rate does not include Mass. lodging tax (5.7%) or local tax (6%).

To make reservations, use the group name MITART.  Room reservations may be made by:

– calling the Orchards toll free number (1-800-225-1517)
– dialing direct (413-458-9611)
– sending an email to reservations@orchardshotel.com

November 4, 2016


22 Adams Road Williamstown, MA 01267

Mezze Restaurant, Williamstown, MA. Copyright © 2016, Mezze Restaurant Group
Mezze Restaurant, Williamstown, MA. Copyright © 2016, Mezze Restaurant Group

Dinner at Mezze Restaurant

Mezze serves contemporary American cuisine highlighting the best of the season in support of independent farmers and artisan producers.

The food is handcrafted by chefs who take great care to source local and seasonal ingredients including farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses and breads. Menu items are paired alongside small-batch microbrews, locally distilled spirits and seasonal, small-production wines.

November 4, 2016


777 Cold Spring Road Williamstown, MA ‎01267

The Clark Museum. Copyright © 2016 The Clark Art Institute.
The Clark Museum. Copyright © 2016 The Clark Art Institute.

Clark Art Institute Tour and Lunch

The Clark is one of only a handful of institutions globally with a dual mission as an art museum and a distinguished center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art.

The Clark’s permanent collection features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The collection is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches, drawings, and silver.

November 5, 2016


225 South Street
Williamstown, MA

Williams College Museum of Art. Copyright © Williams College.
Williams College Museum of Art. Copyright © Williams College.

Williams College Art Museum

The Williams College Museum of Art is a vibrant center for the arts at Williams that embodies the potential for the liberal arts to catalyze the ability to think creatively and critically. It is a vital hub for deep student learning and participation; for taking risks and testing creative, future forms of scholarship and teaching; and for boldly affirming the relevance of the history of art and the arts broadly. Partnering closely with art department faculty and others, the museum aims not just to sustain but to revitalize the college’s world class legacy in the visual arts for generations to come.

November 5, 2016


15 Lawrence Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267