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Spark!Lab is Coming to the Berkshire Museum!

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 American History (NMAH). Spark!Lab is a hands-on, creative laboratory that engages children and families in the process of innovation. Spark!Lab […]

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From Us to You: Summer Reading Recommendations

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 hope have been helping parents work with their kids on vocabulary and reading skills during these crucial summer months. But […]

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What’s Playing this Weekend: Environmentalist Dambusters

Little Cinema Curator Nannina Stearn brings her knowledge, thoughts, and perspectives on film and more to the pages of our blog: Kelly Reichardt has made a career of small films about people on the fringes of society, fueling their stories with a quiet mix of sympathy and dread. In her 2008 film Wendy and Lucy […]

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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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