MOSAIC is MCLA’s community-serving cultural events program. MOSAIC brings people together through the acts of artistic and cultural exchange in order to learn about each other, break through barriers to understanding, and build the commonalities that define communities.
MOSAIC presents public cultural events in the form of exhibitions, performances, workshops, readings, lectures, and discussions. Our events are inclusive, diverse, and accessible, and focus on the exchange between communities, artists, faculty, and students.
Run by MCLA since 2005, Gallery 51, exhibits work from a wide range of emerging to mid-career contemporary artists from around the world. The Gallery hosts 4-5 exhibitions each year, the Artists Laboratory Residency, and countless events and happenings. Staffed by mostly student workers, MCLA Gallery 51 provides students with hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a gallery. MCLA Gallery 51 can be found at 51 Main Street in downtown North Adams.
MOSAIC hosts several artist residencies each academic year.
Explore downtown businesses, discover local artists, and connect with the North Adams community on the first Friday of every month! Coming up: Call for buskers and artisan vendors to share their talents on Friday, September 1st.
Sm[ART] Commons is run by MCLA arts management students featuring interviews, reviews, articles and resources for current and prospective students, alumni, and the surrounding community. Students have conducted interview profiles on professionals in the field, alumni and students providing a platform for students to investigate the field of arts and culture.
Through interviews with some of the region's most unique and interesting voices, this podcast is cracking open the connections between arts learning and workforce skills in Berkshire County, MA.
The Jessica Park Project was established in 2004 at MCLA to study and promote the art of Jessica Park, a renowned artist with autism in mid-career who lives and works in Williamstown, MA. Originally part of the Fine and Performing Arts major where student classes in Arts Management created exhibitions, books, and catalogs to celebrate Jessica's work, the Project, still under the guidance of its founder and now Director, Professor Emeritus Tony Gengarelly, works with the college and community to display Jessica Park's stylistically brilliant and compelling art, as well as that of other artists on the autism spectrum, to many audiences in Berkshire County and Southern Vermont. In this endeavor we still enjoy the support of Jessica and the Park family as well as a number of partners, on and off campus. Our current connection to MOSAIC through Gallery 51, where a number of Park related exhibitions have been shown over the past several years, places the Project exactly where it needs to be as it continues to advance the IDEA principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access through the study and appreciation of Outsider Art.
The festival is part of the Fornés Institute’s national initiative, "Celebrando Fornés / Celebrating Fornés,” part of their “Decade of Fornés (2021-2030)” events designed to increase the visibility of Fornés’s work.
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247