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Feb
28
Thu
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con

Is there a supreme being? Explore the philosophical debate on the existence of God. Moderated by Dr. William Cameron.

This program takes place Thursdays, January 17 through February 28, with no class February 21.

Learn More and Register at OLLI

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at the Berkshire Museum this winter. Click here to view a complete listing of OLLI sessions offered at the Museum this winter.

$15 per session. OLLI and Museum members $10 per session. Pre-registration not required; drop-ins welcome.

Mar
1
Fri
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

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

Mar
2
Sat
da Vinci After Hours
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative Renaissance inventions, from his flying machine to a wooden battle tank, and even an early robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to this fascinating exhibition.

$5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.

Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

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

Mar
3
Sun
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

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

Mar
4
Mon
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

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

Mar
7
Thu
PechaKucha Night #23: Adulting is Hard
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PechaKucha Night #23: Adulting is Hard

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.

Mar
9
Sat
da Vinci After Hours
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative Renaissance inventions, from his flying machine to a wooden battle tank, and even an early robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to this fascinating exhibition.

$5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.

Mar
16
Sat
da Vinci After Hours
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative Renaissance inventions, from his flying machine to a wooden battle tank, and even an early robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to this fascinating exhibition.

$5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.

Mar
23
Sat
da Vinci After Hours
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative Renaissance inventions, from his flying machine to a wooden battle tank, and even an early robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to this fascinating exhibition.

$5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.

Hours & Admission

Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Admission
$13 adult; $6 child (under 18)
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free

Little Cinema
$7.50, $5 members

Contact

413.443.7171
info@berkshiremuseum.org

39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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