Williams College regularly tops the rankings in U.S. World and News Report and Forbes for top liberal arts colleges.
Williamstown has been included in no less than a dozen best-of travel articles, in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Curbed Boston, and more. This is partly thanks to its quintessential New England look, walkable downtown, and dozens of choices for arts, culture, and dining. It’s the home of the highly regarded Williams College, as well as a world-class art museum and summer theater festival. Williamstown’s location and eclectic character makes it a favorite among professionals, academics, families, and artists alike.
As architecturally beautiful as it is innovative in its programming, the ’62 Center was created as a performance venue for Williams College student actors, dancers, designers, and musicians. It hosts a variety of open-to-the-public student and professional performances year-round.
As groundbreaking now as it was at its inception in 1955, WTF has consistently drawn some of the country’s best actors, playwrights, directors, and designers. Performers have included Paul Giamatti, Bradley Cooper, Matthew Broderick, Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sigourney Weaver.
A combination art museum and center for research and higher education, the Clark stands out among American art institutions. It features frequently changing exhibitions from both its permanent, classical collection, and modern art, plus lectures and performances.