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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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 [...]

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper2020-04-29T10:16:57-04:00

Daily Doodle Episode 29

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.

Daily Doodle Episode 292020-04-28T13:19:35-04:00

What’s in the Basement? Episode 15: The Mountain Lion

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 [...]

What’s in the Basement? Episode 15: The Mountain Lion2020-04-27T17:48:28-04:00

Daily Doodle Episode 28

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!

Daily Doodle Episode 282020-04-27T12:38:36-04:00

What’s in the Basement? Episode 14: Cast of Nike

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 [...]

What’s in the Basement? Episode 14: Cast of Nike2020-04-25T08:38:56-04:00

Daily Doodle Episode 27

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

Daily Doodle Episode 272020-04-24T13:04:47-04:00

Liz’s Illustration Style

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.

Liz’s Illustration Style2020-04-24T12:34:18-04:00

Daily Doodle Episode 26

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 [...]

Daily Doodle Episode 262020-04-23T16:08:09-04:00

Hours & Admission

Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm

Berkshire Museum will be closed to the public March 14 through 29.

$13; children ages 0 to 17 and Museum members visit free.

Little Cinema
$7.50, $5 members


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Pittsfield, MA 01201
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