Galleries 201 to 203, located on the second floor, will be closed from Monday, January 7, through Friday, January 25 as we install our newest exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion, which features 40 full-size mechanisms created from the Renaissance drawings of the artist and inventor, will open to the public on Saturday, January 26.
Gallery 204, located on the second floor, will be closed from Monday, January 7, through Thursday, January 31, as we update our exhibitions.
This space will reopen on Friday, February 1, with Objects and Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP, in which leaders from the local African-American community and the NAACP Berkshire chapter share their stories accompanied by portraits, photography, and selected objects from the Museum’s collection.
Enjoy a series of stories on the illuminating resolutions and revelations made by friends and neighbors, accompanied by light refreshments and a cash bar. The presentations are lightning fast: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Reflect on being adults and what you wish you had learned as a child. Participate in the event as a presenter and share your insights. Contact rbhambhwani@berkshiremuseum to be included or for inquiries.
Suggested donation: $5
What is PechaKucha?
PechaKucha Night is a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. It also makes for a lot of fun and a lot of laughs!
Watch the video below for one example of how a PK might look and sound.