by Jeff Rodgers, Executive Director As a child, my grandmother would trek from Brooklyn into Manhattan to visit the American Museum of Natural History. That was in the 1920s. A decade later, my grandfather would take her on dates to the museum. Remember back in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, there weren’t many televisions [...]
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The Board and staff of the Berkshire Museum are pleased to announce that after a comprehensive four-month, nationwide search, Jeff Rodgers has been selected as the Berkshire Museum’s new Executive Director. Jeff will officially join the team on April 1, 2019, the exact anniversary of the Museum’s original opening in 1903. Jeff brings deep experience in community engagement, strategic [...]
The Berkshire Museum is excited to welcome Bridget Rigas to our team as the new Chief Engagement Officer. Bridget has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and management of cultural and educational organizations, most recently as the Director of Development at MASS MoCA. As Chief Engagement Officer, she will be a member [...]
Congratulations to Berkshire-based artist John MacDonald for winning the Berkshire Museum’s Art of the Hills 2018 Community Choice Award! Museum guests voted for their favorite Art of the Hills piece via ballot box throughout the exhibition. The winning painting, titled Long Winter Dusk 12 x 24, oil on linen, will be on view – along with other [...]
Congratulations to the Berkshire Museum’s Art of the Hills 2018 Juried Award Winners Pat Hogan of Great Barrington and John Clarke of North Egremont! Their pieces were chosen by juror/curator Ryan Seslow from 43 works of art by 36 Berkshire-based artists living within a 60-mile radius of the Museum, selected through a blind jurying [...]
Monday, September 24, 2018 The Berkshire Museum's Board of Trustees and staff are excited to welcome five new Trustees to our family. We are grateful that each of these experienced individuals has chosen to volunteer their time and incredible talents to support and promote the Museum's mission of bringing people together for experiences that [...]
Small planets on view as part of Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes at Berkshire Museum I imagine that even before recorded history, humans have gazed up at the night sky in awe. Its milky blackness speckled with dots of lights that traveled millions of light years only to be absorbed by the rods and [...]
Many amazing works were submitted but not chosen for the Art of the Hills exhibition. Juror Ryan Seslow writes, “we have generated an exciting exhibition that places each piece within the larger narrative. Your work is an important modular part of the composition that wonderfully showcases and harmonizes the exhibition as a whole. The [...]
by Kendra Knisley, Berkshire Museum Education Specialist GSK Science in the Summer How big is the sun? Why does the moon’s appearance change? What else exists in our solar system and beyond? Learn the answers to these questions and more when Berkshire Museum brings the Science of Space to your neighborhood this [...]
Craig Langlois and Nina Garlington at the recent opening of Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash. Effective October 31, 2017, Museum operations will be led by Acting Co-Executive Directors Nina Garlington and Craig Langlois, as Executive Director Van Shields prepares to undergo major surgery and be out on medical leave. Nina Garlington brings to [...]