MCLA Arts & Culture




MAC strives to provide the broadest and most inclusive representation of the arts by delivering cultural experiences that embrace a wide range of aesthetic and conceptual points of view to support a diverse and vibrant community.



MCLA Arts & Culture (MAC) is MCLA’s newly expanded arts programming arm. MAC serves as the nexus for internal and external partnerships to create engaging and equity-focused projects that encourage public arts participation, as well as the investigation of arts-based pedagogy that can reshape institutional practices. MAC (formerly known as BCRC, the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center) functions as a hub that supports interdisciplinary approaches to education, social justice, and academic research across MCLA’s campus. MAC supports the expansion of MCLA programming to include: faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary curriculum development; interdisciplinary faculty and student social justice research; arts and culture symposia and workshops; internships for underrepresented student communities; and the development of an open-access archive that includes documented community arts projects and support tools that other college campuses and communities can use and apply to fit their needs.


MAC Programs and Partnerships

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Gallery 51

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 3-4 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.

Artists in Residence

MCLA Arts & Culture hosts several artist residencies each academic year.

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Learn more about the MCLA Art, Arts Management, and Performing Arts programs.


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MCLA Arts & Culture
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247