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NORTH ADAMS — In the northern Berkshires, one can be forgiven for seeing everything in terms of art. With world-class museums in North Adams and Williamstown, it’s no wonder artists and galleries have flocked here, and even hotel decor and destination dining have aesthetic appeal.

To see cutting-edge contemporary and experimental art, visit the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. Housed in the former state-of-the-art Sprague Electric Co. plant, the 13-acre campus of Mass MoCA includes enormous galleries that accommodate large-scale and complex installations, a bookstore, restaurants, and shops.

Current exhibitions, on view through the fall until various dates in 2015, include “The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor,” featuring work by six artists who use light-sensitive rather than digital formats; “Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below,” a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from miniature to panoramic; and “Mark Dion: The Octagon Room,” a room filled with objects that investigate the blurred boundaries between art, society, and history.

On my recent visit, I discovered an installation of sculptures and paintings by German artist Anselm Kiefer in a separate, 10,000 square-foot building. A collaboration between Mass MoCA and the Hall Art Foundation, the long-term, seasonal exhibition will be open spring, summer, and fall through 2028.

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Not to be missed, and worth visiting again and again, is the three-level, eye-popping, “Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective,” featuring 105 large-scale wall drawings — rendered by more than 60 artists and art students in a six-month period — that span the artist’s career.

Mass MoCA also offers a comprehensive performing arts roster of more than 75 events, including music, avant-garde theater, contemporary dance, film and video, dance parties, and cabaret.

Because of Mass MoCA’s presence here, artists have set up studios and live-in lofts in nearby industrial buildings. Their fine arts and crafts can be found in local galleries, including, on the museum campus, Hudson’s, a salon-type display of fine art and antiques, jewelry, Persian rugs, and collectibles. On Main Street, PRESS is a hybrid studio, gallery, and teaching lab for letterpress printing; MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, exhibits work of artists from around the world along with student and faculty shows; and the member-run North Adams Artists’ Co-Operative Gallery offers curated shows of 40 artists. On nearby Union Street, the Eclipse Mill is a four-story former textile plant that is home to potters, painters, musicians, and other artists. Its gallery is open weekends May through December.

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There are three kinds of art at PUBLIC eat + drink in North Adams: Fine art on walls, edible art on plates, and drinkable art — work with me here — on tap in the form of a rotating craft beer program. Open for lunch and dinner, we sampled crafty margarita flatbread, symmetrical and colorful blackened catfish tacos, and a sculptural pulled pork sandwich.

Sleepy? For an artsy place to rest your head look no farther than the Porches Inn. Adjacent to Mass MoCA, this 47-room inn offers retro-industrial granny-chic ambience in a series of restored Victorian row houses. In addition to the double bed with super-sleek white linens, sage green beadboard, cushy armchair, soaking tub, and a 1950s era table lamp, our room had two Gainsborough paintings on the wall. Mind you, they weren’t any run-of-the-mill works; they were one-of-a-kind, authentic Paint by Number Gainsboroughs. Still, they lent a certain tongue-in-cheek symmetry to an art-filled Berkshires getaway.

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Necee Regis can be reached at neceeregis@gmail.com.