Frances E.W. Harper, 1898 In our final post of National Poetry Month, we are highlighting a poet and novelist who was also a popular public speaker, reformer, teacher, and journalist - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. She was born in 1825 in Baltimore, a city that was then home to thousands of enslaved people as well as over 10,000 free black individuals, like Frances and her family. Orphaned at age three, she was raised by [...]
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It is so important to practice today's word of the day: "forgiveness." No one is perfect and it can really make a difference to forgive people for their mistakes. In this doodle, Pete draws a hug of forgiveness after a broken lamp incident.
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! In today's Digital Discovery we learn about mountain lions. Did you know that there are over 40 ways to name a mountain lion including "cougars," "panthers," "pumas," "paintes," "el leon," and "catamount"?
Explore the science and history of taxidermy as we take a closer look at our ethically sourced female mountain lion. Theme music by Phil Vivori. TRANSCRIPT Craig Langlois: Welcome to What’s in the Basement? a new podcast from the Berkshire Museum. In each episode, we will explore objects and stories from our collection of over [...]
Pete draws a cat appreciating art in today's Daily Doodle! Using the word of the day ("appreciate") and the definition "to treasure, cherish, or think highly of someone or something" what will you doodle? To share your art with us, remember to tag @BerkshireMuseum and use #BMDailyDoodle!
In today's Digital Discovery, we learn about a special object from our galleries called "The Winged Victory of Samothrace." Better known as "Nike," this statue is a replica of the original work of art that lives in the Louvre in France.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace is one of the most recognized statues in the world. The plaster cast here at the Berkshire Museum, created around 100 years ago by P.P. Caproni and Brother, connects to the museum's history as a window to the world. Theme music by Phil Vivori. TRANSCRIPT Craig Langlois: Welcome to What’s [...]
Using the word "empathy," Liz and Pete think about how an empathetic person might mirror someone else's emotions. That idea inspires them to use a super cool mirroring tool to create this doodle - check it out! Show us your doodles! Tag @BerkshireMuseum on Instagram and Facebook and use #BMDailyDoodle
We hope you've been enjoying doodling along with Liz and Pete! Check out this great drawing tutorial where Liz shows us her personal illustration style and chats about how she became interested in making art in the first place.
The word of the day is "share"! One great way to bond with friends and family is to play the game "Roses and Thorns" where you share the good and not-so-good aspects of your day. Another fun way to practice sharing is to show us your doodles! Tag @BerkshireMuseum on Instagram and Facebook and [...]