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A Warm Welcome for Dr. David Ellis, the new Interim Executive Director

The Board of Trustees and staff of the Berkshire Museum are delighted to welcome Dr. David Ellis to the team! On June 28, it was announced that Ellis would become the interim executive director of the Berkshire Museum, following the retirement of Van Shields, who had been executive director of the Museum since September 2011. [...]

A Warm Welcome for Dr. David Ellis, the new Interim Executive Director2018-08-01T10:38:18-04:00

“Saturday Night” by Grant Wood on view at the Whitney Museum

Saturday Night, a drawing by acclaimed American artist Grant Wood (1891-1942), and part of the Berkshire Museum’s collection, is on view now through June 10 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, included in their new exhibition Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables. Most people recognize the ubiquitous American Gothic, [...]

“Saturday Night” by Grant Wood on view at the Whitney Museum2018-08-01T10:43:45-04:00

Places of Invention: A Spark in the Berkshires

What kind of place stimulates creative minds and sparks a surge of invention and innovation? This series of blog posts explores that question with regard to innovation in the Berkshires. The series is inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s participation in the Places of Invention exhibition, a project of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of [...]

Places of Invention: A Spark in the Berkshires2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite

By Roger Gutwillig Accomplished painter, sculptor, and photographer Robert Hite explores the relationship between man and nature in this dual exhibition at the Berkshire Museum and Hancock Shaker Village. Robert Hite, Slab Tower, 2014; River Tower, 2009; and Black Willow Tower, 2014/2015, all mixed media. On view through October 30, 2016, each venue [...]

Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

Places of Invention: Movies to Medicine

What kind of place stimulates creative minds and sparks a surge of invention and innovation? This series of blog posts explores that question with regard to innovation in the Berkshires. The series is inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s participation in the Places of Invention exhibition, a project of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of [...]

Places of Invention: Movies to Medicine2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

Celebrating Kid Inventors

By Kendra Knisley You don’t have to be an adult to be a great inventor. There are plenty of great inventors who got their start as kids. Think of America’s first kid inventor, Benjamin Franklin, who at the age of 11 made a pair of paddles for his hands to help him swim faster, which [...]

Celebrating Kid Inventors2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

Places of Invention: America’s Favorite Cookie

What kind of place stimulates creative minds and sparks a surge of invention and innovation? The series of blogs posts explore that question with regard to innovation in the Berkshires. The series is Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s partnership with the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum [...]

Places of Invention: America’s Favorite Cookie2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

Places of Invention: Innovations in Paper

What kind of place stimulates creative minds and sparks a surge of invention and innovation? This series of blog posts explores that question with regard to innovation in the Berkshires. The series is inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s participation in the Places of Invention exhibition, a project of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study [...]

Places of Invention: Innovations in Paper2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

Nominations for Berkshire Award 2016

Berkshire Award In March 2013, the Berkshire Museum launched a program to honor people who live in the greater Berkshires and who have made significant contribution to creating, keeping, or promoting artistic, historical, and natural heritage in the Berkshires. The Berkshire Museum believes the Berkshire Award helps foster a community-wide appreciation for how quality of [...]

Nominations for Berkshire Award 20162016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

Seeking presenters for PechaKucha Pittsfield #9

PechaKucha, the innovative and inspiring international presentation phenomena, returns to Berkshire County for its ninth installment on Thursday, February 20, at 8 p.m. With 20 PowerPoint slides progressing automatically every 20 seconds, Berkshire Museum brings you the coolest 6-minute 40-second presentations you have ever seen. The special Feb. 20 edition of PK Pittsfield includes refreshments [...]

Seeking presenters for PechaKucha Pittsfield #92016-10-25T16:29:57-04:00

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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Accessibility
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