Hours & Admission

Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Admission
$13 adult; $6 child (under 18)
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free

Little Cinema
$7.50, $5 members

Contact

413.443.7171
info@berkshiremuseum.org

39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Blog

Laura Bragg and the Origins of our School Programs

By |March 16th, 2015|

Today’s post was written in honor of Women’s History Month by Curatorial Assistant Kendra Knisley.

The Berkshire Museum’s first director, Laura Bragg, was a pioneer and reformer who believed that museums hold the power to educate […]

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Inventor Profiles: Sarah E. Goode & Garrett Morgan

By |February 27th, 2015|

Inventing happens when someone sees a need and tries to find a way to solve it. In this post, Spark!Lab Host Hannah Sherman introduces us to two inventors from the 19th Century whose creations have […]

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See image. Repeat Action.

By |January 23rd, 2015|

by Craig Langlois, Education and Public Program Manager and co-designer of If/Then

Stop and think of the first time you remember visiting a museum. Where were you? What did you see? What did you smell? What […]

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Innovation for all!

By |January 2nd, 2015|

With the Spark!Lab, our WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM program, science-based after-school programs, summer camps and more our Education and Interpretation team has worked hard to create a variety of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) opportunities […]

Behind the scenes at the Berkshire Museum Shop

By |December 7th, 2014|

Today’s post is by Kate Rosenblatt, Berkshire Museum Shop Manager. 

“How does it look to you, I ask?”  “How does it look to you, she replies?” My colleague in the museum shop and I say these […]

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Cast a Vote for the Arts

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Today’s post comes from Laurie M. Werner, Director of Advancement for the Berkshire Museum. Laurie has nearly 20 years’ experience in management and development for nonprofit cultural institutions, and holds a Ph. D. in Economics.

This past year, […]

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Made in Italy: Two Italian Films at the Little Cinema

By |September 24th, 2014|

This week the Little Cinema Curator Nannina writes about the two Italian films that are coming to the Berkshire Museum this weekend.

We’re having a double dose of Italian film for you this weekend! Friday and […]

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RFP: Calling all videographers!

By |September 22nd, 2014|

The 2015 Berkshire Awards are fast approaching and we’re looking for a creative local videographer to help us honor the new set of recipients. Please see below for the RFP or click here for a printable […]

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Why Berkshire Award?

By |September 22nd, 2014|

Berkshire Museum Executive Director Van Shields shares his thoughts on why we need the Berkshire Awards. We are accepting nominations for the 2015 Berkshire Award through September 30. Guidelines and instructions can be found here. 

I […]

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Spark!Lab is Coming to the Berkshire Museum!

By |August 28th, 2014|

In October 2014, the Berkshire Museum will open Spark!Lab, an educational, interactive work space developed at the Smithsonian Institution by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of […]

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From Us to You: Summer Reading Recommendations

By |August 5th, 2014|

You may have noticed that here at the Berkshire Museum we’re big into reading! This summer we’ve been working with Pittsfield Promise Literacy Campaign on Word of the Day and Book of the Week, which we […]

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Numbers, Numbers Everywhere: Preventing Summer Slide (Part 1)

By |July 14th, 2014|

Here at the Museum we are big proponents of unstructured play time – a time when creativity, confidence, and initiative flourish in children of all ages – and we think that summer vacation is the […]

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What’s Playing this Weekend: Punk Lives for these Three Girls

By |July 1st, 2014|

Little Cinema Curator Nannina Stearn brings her knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives on film and more to the pages of our blog:

I first encountered Swedish director Lukas Moodysson in a review by one of my favorite […]

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Meet Butterfly Host Amanda!

By |June 23rd, 2014|

If you visit our new Butterfly Pavilion you might run into Amanda Le Barron, a biology student at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), and one of our Butterfly Pavilion hosts. We sat down with […]

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Little Cinema Special Event: The Theft of the Mona Lisa

By |June 10th, 2014|

Little Cinema Curator Nannina Stearn brings her knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives on film and more to the pages of our blog:

Documentary film has always been a big part of the Little Cinema experience. Films like Finding Vivian […]

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What’s Playing this Weekend: Double Lives

By |June 2nd, 2014|

Little Cinema Curator Nannina Stearn brings her knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives on film and more to the pages of our blog:

Jesse Eisenberg, the star of The Double, specializes in playing boys who live with a […]

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What’s Playing this Weekend: The Making of the Unmade

By |May 29th, 2014|

Little Cinema Curator Nannina Stearn brings her knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives on film and more to the pages of our blog:

Jodorowsky’s Dune is a “making of” documentary of a film that never got made. Now […]

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What’s Playing this Weekend: Tip-Toeing Towards Peace

By |May 22nd, 2014|

Little Cinema Curator Nannina Stearn brings her knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives on film and more to the pages of our blog:

A documentary about middle-schoolers ballroom dancing may sound familiar, and that’s because Dancing in Jaffa […]

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