Jul
19
Fri
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

Documentary, PG-13, 2 hours, 2019

Jul
20
Sat
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

Documentary, PG-13, 2 hours, 2019

Jul
21
Sun
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

Documentary, PG-13, 2 hours, 2019

Jul
22
Mon
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

Documentary, PG-13, 2 hours, 2019

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

Documentary, PG-13, 2 hours, 2019

Jul
25
Thu
The Berkshire Eagle’s Conversation Series: Climate Change Crisis: Cataclysm on the Horizon @ South Congregational Church
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Berkshire Eagle's Conversation Series: Climate Change Crisis: Cataclysm on the Horizon @ South Congregational Church

The Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Museum partner for the next installment in The Eagle’s Conversation Series featuring three experts on climate change and sustainability. Join us for a conversation about the state of the planet and what the future holds for humankind and all species of life, as well as how we can take action at the community level.

Tickets for the Conversation Series talk are $18. Purchase Tickets

Enjoy a seated dinner served with an intimate discussion with Elizabeth Kolbert, Kim Cobb, and Olivia Georgia on climate change from a museum’s perspective  following the Conversation event! The evening’s expert speakers will use objects from Berkshire Museum’s collection to explore how art and science can address climate change, and the roles that museums can play in sustainable development.

Talk & Dinner ticket holders will be invited to enjoy a pre-talk beer and wine reception at Berkshire Museum starting at 5:30 pm with selections from SPIRITED Wines and Bright Ideas Brewery, enjoy preferred seating at South Congregational Church for the talk at 6:30, and return to the Museum for dinner and discussion with beer and wine at 7:45.

Talk & Dinner tickets are $100 per person. Purchase Tickets

Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm at South Congregational Church, 110 South Street, Pittsfield

Jul
29
Mon
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation

News in America

[Mis]information is raining down 24/7. Poets help us sort it out or – perhaps – just make matters worse. We’re definitely not fact checking this.

By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.

Monday, July 29, 7 pm

Free and open to the community.

Aug
21
Wed
OLLI: Distinguished Speaker Series: James E. Mahon
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OLLI: Distinguished Speaker Series: James E. Mahon

James E. Mahon, Jr.: A New Mexico?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Distinguished Speaker Series features talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

The landslide victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in July 2018 promised a new beginning—but the new president faces entrenched interests and difficult problems, including a few he has made for himself.

James E. Mahon, Jr. is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science at Williams College.

$10 OLLI Members, $15 General Admission

Aug
22
Thu
PechaKucha Night #25: Memories and Misconceptions
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PechaKucha Night #25: Memories and Misconceptions

First held by architects in Japan, PechaKucha nights at Berkshire Museum feature a series of lightning-fast presentations by your friends and neighbors, each composed of 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar in the galleries as you connect with members of the community who share your interests.What do memories mean to you? Do you trust your recollections? Are there memories that impact your daily life? Join us as a presenter and tell us about your projects, passion, and life! Contact rbhambhwani@berkshiremuseum.org to present, or for general inquiries.

Thursday, August 22, 7 pm

$5 suggested donation.

Sep
14
Sat
Voices & Visionaries: What Everyone Should Know About the New Brain Science and Our Youngest Citizens
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Voices & Visionaries: What Everyone Should Know About the New Brain Science and Our Youngest Citizens

Mix, mingle, and learn at this exciting new program series featuring community thought leaders and Museum staff. Each session will dive into topics that can be brought to life through the exploration of museum collections, and the critical role an interdisciplinary museum like Berkshire Museum has in communicating information about societal topics that span history, science, art, and culture. Spirited conversations with the evening’s Visionaries will be accompanied by a beer and wine reception with selections from SPIRITED Wines and Bright Ideas Brewery, and a locally-inspired dinner.

Saturday, September 14, 6:30 pm

Join us for dinner and conversation with prominent early childhood educator Beth Fredericks and Berkshire Museum’s Chief Experience Officer Craig Langlois. Beth will share intimate and personal insight into her work in Singapore, a country well-known for its early childhood education programs. A global leader in her field, Beth has been living in SE Asia over the past 3 years preparing educators and leaders to design and create strong early childhood infrastructure. The evening will also include a look into the Berkshire Museum’s work in this area as Craig Langlois showcases our publication In Kindergarten, which was distributed to every rising kindergartener in Massachusetts in 2019.

$100/person or $170/couple

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