Sep
13
Fri
The Nightingale
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Nightingale

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way, she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Drama/Thriller, 2 hr 16 min, R, 2018

Sep
14
Sat
Voices & Visionaries: What Everyone Should Know About the New Brain Science and Our Youngest Citizens
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Voices & Visionaries: What Everyone Should Know About the New Brain Science and Our Youngest Citizens

Free tickets are available for local educators! Call 413.207.6218 to reserve your seat.

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, 5:30 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 kindergartner in Massachusetts in 2019.

SCHEDULE:

5:30 pm: Voices and Visionaries Talk
7:00 pm: Beer and Wine Reception
8:00 pm: Dinner and Discussion with Beth Fredericks & Craig Langlois

TICKETS:

Premier Talk and Dinner Ticket:
$100 per individual, $170 per couple

Talk and Beer and Wine Reception Ticket:
$30

Talk-Only Ticket:
$18

Purchase Tickets

The Nightingale
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Nightingale

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way, she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Drama/Thriller, 2 hr 16 min, R, 2018

Sep
15
Sun
The Nightingale
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Nightingale

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way, she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Drama/Thriller, 2 hr 16 min, R, 2018

Sep
16
Mon
The Nightingale
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Nightingale

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way, she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Drama/Thriller, 2 hr 16 min, R, 2018

The Nightingale
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Nightingale

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way, she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Drama/Thriller, 2 hr 16 min, R, 2018

Sep
19
Thu
OLLI: Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity

Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Adversity, with Virginia O’Leary

This course will consider a number of individual and community examples of adversity responses in order to identify the factors that in combination lead to positive outcomes in an effort to understand and apply what research has revealed about protective factors and support implicated in positive responses to traumatic events.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)presents thought-provoking programs in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, and more designed specifically for adults over 50.  Learn more at berkshireolli.wildapricot.org.

Ages 18+

$15 per session; OLLI and Berkshire Museum members $10 per session. Drop-ins welcome.

The Evolving City: Patterns of Change, with Terry Moor
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Evolving City: Patterns of Change, with Terry Moor

The Evolving City: Patterns of Change, with Terry Moor

From an architect’s point of view, this course will examine how cities around the world were shaped by their cultures and physical locations over time. It will explore the beginnings of urban form, show the wide variety of patterns that they can take (organic, gridded, formal, or ideal) and seek solutions for the future.

Suggested Reading: The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meaning Through History by Spiro Kostof.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)presents thought-provoking programs in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, and more designed specifically for adults over 50.  Learn more at berkshireolli.wildapricot.org.

Ages 18+

$15 per session; OLLI and Berkshire Museum members $10 per session. Drop-ins welcome.

Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro
Sep 19 @ 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro

Lawrence of Arabia: The Movie, the Man, the Enigma, with Richard Matturro

A brilliant Oxford scholar, a skilled archaeologist, a talented writer, and a master of guerilla warfare, T. E. Lawrence was also a tormented soul who eventually refused all honors, shunned his celebrity, and tried to lose himself in the lowest ranks of the military under an assumed name. The first four classes will feature segments from the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O’Toole, and the last two classes, the 1992 film, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, starring Ralph Fiennes. Before and after each screening we will discuss Lawrence’s complicated life and his efforts to prevent the intractable Middle East conflicts that exist to this day.

Suggested Reading: Only if desired: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926, T. E. Lawrence’s account of his participation in the Arab revolt during World War I.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)presents thought-provoking programs in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, and more designed specifically for adults over 50.  Learn more at berkshireolli.wildapricot.org.

Ages 18+

$15 per session; OLLI and Berkshire Museum members $10 per session. Drop-ins welcome.

Sep
20
Fri
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins who took on the “Good Old Boy” corruption wherever she found it.  Intimidatingly brilliant and quintessentially Texan, Ivins was politically blue in a scarlet red state and unabashedly brash in her famously lauded political assessments. A workaholic, she traded conventional relationships and intimacy for beer, a solid typewriter, and boots made for muckraking. She dedicated four decades of her signature, droll wit to tackling corruption, defending free speech, and making all the right frenemies. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said that “polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country.” Molly’s words have proved prescient. Now it’s up to us to raise hell!

Documentary, 1 hr 33 min, not rated, 2019