Calendar 2016-03-29T16:02:29+00:00

May
5
Sat
OLLI – Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D.: Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Distinguished Speaker Series features talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D.: Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times: Cultivating Personal and Political Resilience for a Thriving Future

Saturday, May 5, 3 pm

In this inspiring interdisciplinary lecture, Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. draws on literature, history, philosophy, environmental studies, politics & economics to situate climate change as an urgent personal and political call to action. Only by aligning our individual and social values with our relationship to our planet, she argues, will we be able to create the thriving future we yearn for.

Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. is an associate professor of comparative literature, gender studies and media studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Her new memoir, What I Forgot …And Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir, is accompanied by her writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion (Green Fire Press, 2017). In addition to authoring many articles and book chapters, she is the editor of the anthologies Women Writing Resistance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Beacon Press, 2017); African Women Writing Resistance: Contemporary Voices (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010); and Writing Fire: Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words (Green Fire Press, 2017).

$15 general admission, Berkshire Museum and OLLI members $10

Jun
9
Sat
OLLI – Paul Lennard, Ph.D. : The Musical Brain: The Neuroscience of Music
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Distinguished Speaker Series features talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

Paul Lennard, Ph.D. : The Musical Brain: The Neuroscience of Music

Saturday, June 9, 3 pm

Dr. Lennard has been the Director of the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) Program since its inception at Emory University in 1997. Dr. Lennard has previously served as the Associate Director of the Emory University Graduate Program in Neuroscience and has been the Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, a National Science Foundation Science Technology Center. He has also traveled to India as a Sager Foundation Fellow to teach neuroscience to Tibetan Monks. Dr. Lennard currently serves as Co-Chair of the Emory University-Wide Neuroscience Initiative Education Committee. He is a recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award for Natural Sciences.

$15 general admission, Berkshire Museum and OLLI members $10

 

Jun
30
Sat
OLLI – Jeremy Yudkin, Ph.D. : Leonard Bernstein at 100
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Distinguished Speaker Series features talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology 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. His most recent publications include The Lenox School of Jazz and Miles Smiles, Miles Davis, and the Invention of Post Bop. He is also the author of one of the most successful music-appreciation textbooks. It is entitled simply Understanding Music.

$15 general admission, Berkshire Museum and OLLI members $10

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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