Jun
15
Sat
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours

Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening.

$5, Museum members $3.

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan
Jun 15 @ 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
16
Sun
Discovery Tank Program
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program

Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank.

Included in regular Museum admission.

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan
Jun 16 @ 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
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
18
Tue
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners

Children ages 6 to 18 months engage in stories, songs, and creative movement every week in this interactive gallery program designed specifically for our youngest Museum visitors. While the little ones socialize and learn, caregivers have an opportunity to share stories and experiences.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Jun
19
Wed
Free STEAM Family Event: Mad Science with Pittsfield CFCE
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Mad Science for exciting experiments to learn why air is so AMAZING at the Wind and Bubble Stage Show. Witness dry ice disappear before your eyes without melting, use vortex generators to explore the power of air, and more. After the stage show, the audience is invited to participate in a hands-on science experiment.

Every family will receive a STEAM bag filled with activities they can complete at home.

Space is limited, so please call 413.443.7171 ext.360 today to register!

Free and open to the community.

This event is presented by Pittsfield CFCE.

Jun
21
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures

Led by a Museum educator, children 18 months to 3 years old explore the Museum with their caregivers and learn through songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Older and younger siblings are welcome.

Included with regular Museum admission.

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