Feb
20
Mon
WordXWord/10 New Voices
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WordXWord introduces 10 fresh, brave new voices in a fast paced program of poetry/spoken word in collaboration with guest curators Doni Smith, Jadesola James, and Sage – all three of whom are strong voices in their own right. May contain content appropriate for mature audiences.

Free and open to the public

Feb
23
Thu
10×10 Real Art Party
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
10x10 Real Art Party

Purchase an Art Tix and win the chance to bid on your own 10”x10” piece of the festival to take home! Local artists, working in a variety of mediums, have donated their pieces to be auctioned off in this fun and exciting art lottery. Proceeds benefit Berkshire art students through BAA field trip awards and fellowships. Sponsored by Berkshire Art Association and Berkshire Museum. Part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

Art Tix $25; event admission is free.

PechaKucha Night #16: The Berkshire Arts
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PechaKucha Night #16: The Berkshire Arts

Kick back in the galleries with light refreshments and a cash bar, and enjoy a series of lightning-fast presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. This time, the night is all about the local arts!

Are you a local artist who wants to share your work? Do you have a list of local public art that you love? We are inviting anyone with a passion for the arts –visual, literary, or even performance- to come speak.

PechaKucha is the perfect short format for sharing your ideas with an interested community. Email hpark@berkshiremuseum.org to present your story, business, art, or passion with us!

Suggested donation: $5

Mar
2
Thu
OLLI: Ancient Writing Systems
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College presents a course for adult learners at the Berkshire Museum. Pre-registration is not required. Drop-ins welcome.

Written language was independently invented in four separate geographic regions and time periods: Mesopotamian cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Mayan glyphs, and Chinese logosyllabics. We’ll explore the invention, evolution, rediscovery, and decipherment of each, paying close attention to how cultural, geographic, political, and religious factors affected the structure and use of writing. We’ll also discuss as yet undeciphered scripts and the invention of alphabetic systems like our own. Part linguistics, part cultural anthropology, this course will inspire a deep appreciation of the human need to make language visible and the fascinating diversity and complexity with which it has been done.

Mar
3
Fri
OLLI: Science Conversations
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is back at the Berkshire Museum with three science courses. Join OLLI and the Museum to engage in discussions based on New York Times’ “Science Tuesdays.”

10:00 to 11:30 am: Science Conversations
12:30 to 2:00 pm: Advances in Medicine
2:30 to 4:00 pm: A Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words – Understanding Visual Perceptual Phenomena

OLLI: Advances in Medicine
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is back at the Berkshire Museum with three science courses. Join OLLI and the Museum to engage in discussions based on New York Times’ “Science Tuesdays.”

10:00 to 11:30 am: Science Conversations
12:30 to 2:00 pm: Advances in Medicine
2:30 to 4:00 pm: A Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words – Understanding Visual Perceptual Phenomena

OLLI: Understanding Visual Perceptual Phenomena
Mar 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is back at the Berkshire Museum with three science courses. Join OLLI and the Museum to engage in discussions based on New York Times’ “Science Tuesdays.”

10:00 to 11:30 am: Science Conversations
12:30 to 2:00 pm: Advances in Medicine
2:30 to 4:00 pm: A Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words – Understanding Visual Perceptual Phenomena

Mar
9
Thu
Okin Khan Documentary Special Screenings and Q&A
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Okin Khan, the director and producer behind Robert Hite documentary, Living on Earth, returns to the Berkshire Museum to screen three of his short documentaries: Stray Tales (2012), Filling the Void (2016), and Jackpot (2016). The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Okin Khan.

Tickets $10; $6 Museum members

Mar
11
Sat
Learner’s Lab: Quilting
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Roxi Fowler-Matson will teach quilting basics and lead a small quilting project.

Learner’s Labs are supported in part by the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation.
Seating is limited, so reservations are requested; call 413.443.7171 ext. 360. Included with regular Museum admission.