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

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 perfect time for children to explore the world around them outside of formal activities. However, we also recognize that summer […]

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

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 critics, Anthony Lane of The New Yorker. Lane opened his review of Moodysson’s 2000 film Together with the statement: […]

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Meet Butterfly Host Amanda!

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 Amanda to get to know her: What brought you to the Berkshire Museum? I heard about the Berkshire Museum through MCLA, […]

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Little Cinema Special Event: The Theft of the Mona Lisa

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 Maier and Dancing in Jaffa have proved popular this spring and a higher percentage of our film roster is devoted […]

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What’s Playing this Weekend: Double Lives

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 confidence that their popularity or social standing does not back up. A Jesse Eisenberg character never asks what is […]

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

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 you might think to yourself, “What is the point in that?” But the amount of work that went into […]

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2014 Educator’s Reception Explores the Potential for Technology at Museums

Education Department introduces new initiatives in technology, curriculum, STEM, 21st-century learning Berkshire area educators gathered at the Berkshire Museum on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, for the Spring Educator Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., where they were introduced to 21st-century learning innovations that incorporate new technology for early learners, school groups, and educators seeking professional […]

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

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 is almost a sequel of sorts to 2005’s charming Mad Hot Ballroom. In the 1990s ballroom dancing partners Pierre […]

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Position Opening: Development Associate

The Berkshire Museum is entering an exciting stage in its 110+ year history, and we are looking for a Development Associate to join our dynamic four-person development team in raising funds to support our annual operating needs as well as our Capital Campaign. The Development Associate will work closely with the Berkshire Museum development team […]

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What’s Playing this Weekend: A Wordless Meditation

Little Cinema Curator Nannina Stearn brings her knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives on film and more to the pages of our blog: I want you to know exactly what you’re walking into when you see Visitors this weekend, the problem is that I don’t fully know how to describe it. It fails to fall neatly into […]

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