Jun
17
Mon
Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan
Jun 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.

After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.

In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min, 2019

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.

After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.

In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min, 2019

Jun
20
Thu
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum will remain open until 8 pm as part of Downtown Pittsfield’s Third Thursday street festival. Berkshire County residents are invited to explore the Museum’s galleries from 5 to 8 pm free of charge during this monthly extended-hours event. Members of the Museum’s Experience Team will host a family-friendly activity on the front lawn.

Included in regular Museum admission, free for Berkshire county residents.

Jun
21
Fri
Everything Must Fall
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Everything Must Fall

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1000 police on to campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Jun
22
Sat
Everything Must Fall
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Everything Must Fall

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1000 police on to campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Jun
23
Sun
Everything Must Fall
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Everything Must Fall

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1000 police on to campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Jun
24
Mon
Everything Must Fall
Jun 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Everything Must Fall

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1000 police on to campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Everything Must Fall
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Everything Must Fall

An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education, and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1000 police on to campus. There are dire consequences for the young leaders: Mcebo Dlamini is arrested and charged with serious offences, Shaeera Kalla is shot 13 times with rubber-coated bullets; others, fearing the involvement of the state security agencies, are forced into hiding.

Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 25 min., 2018

Jun
28
Fri
Ophelia
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ophelia

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet’s affections in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, and Clive Owen. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

Drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 54 min., 2019

Jun
29
Sat
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeremy Yudkin
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeremy Yudkin

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents a series of talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

Jeremy Yudkin, Ph.D. : Papa Haydn. Without Him — No Classical Music

Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music and co-Director of the Center for Beethoven Research at Boston University, and his interests are wide and varied, including everything from medieval music to the music of the Beatles. Jeremy has written 8 books: on medieval music and manuscripts, on a sixteenth-century music primer, and on jazz. Helping all people understand music is one of his greatest passions. He is a compelling, lively, and friendly speaker.

$15 general admission; Berkshire Museum and OLLI members $10.