Exploring the Arts

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Williams is known for it’s strong visual and performing arts, and what better way to make new friends and connect with the campus than making and enjoying art together? Exploring the Arts will give you a taste of everything arts-related that Williams has to offer, and you will meet the amazing students and faculty that share your interests! In addition to participating in workshops led by faculty and student leaders, you will also take in some of the best museums, concerts, and shows in the Berkshires. And in the evenings, get ready for student coffeehouse performances, a pizza party at the Green River, a move night (plenty of popcorn provided), and a dance party at Mass MoCA! After Exploring the Arts, the Purple Valley, and the create, quirky, interesting people that live here will feel like home.

Previous workshops include:

  • Combo Za (student improv group)
  • SpeakFree (student word/performance poetry)
  • Sankofa (step team)
  • Beatboxing
  • Song writing
  • NBC (hip hop dance group)
  • Zambezi (marimba band)
  • Kusika (African dance troupe)
  • The Elizabethans (Renaissance a cappella group)
  • CoDA (contemporary dance)

In addition to exploring the arts at Williams, you will also get the opportunity to explore the rich culture and art of the wider Berkshire area. In the past, students have visited:

  • Mass MoCA
  • The Clark Art Institute
  • Shakespeare & Company
  • Images Cinema
  • Barrington Stage Company
  • Greylock Bowl
  • Gallery 51
  • Downstreet Art

Exploring the Arts is the perfect way to take in the rich art and culture of the Berkshires, connect with students and faculty with similar artistic interests, and most importantly, feel comfortable at Williams. In the meantime, check us out on Facebook!