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Festival of Trees 2018 at Berkshire Museum

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The Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, is an annual holiday tradition that has grown from a handful of holiday trees, to an exhibition of more than 100 decorated trees.

This year discover Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard, a  collection of dazzling, decorated trees, each depicting a favorite song. The 2018 Festival  will feature more than 100 holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. From hip-hop to doo-wop, blues and jazz to pop, country, and rock, can you guess the song titles from the decorations on each tree? All the trees festooned with musical themes are sponsored by businesses, schools, and community organizations in this beloved annual celebration of the holiday season.

The museum is also hosting an after hours viewing on Saturdays. When the twinkling lights are ablaze on every tree but the galleries are dark. The indoor forest of imaginatively decorated trees festooned with musical motifs offer a dreamy atmosphere during evening hours, and guessing the song title that matches each tree’s décor becomes more of a challenge at night!

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019:
Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm

After Hours: Saturdays, November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22: 5 to 7pm

LOCATION:
The Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA.

COST:
$13 adult. $6 child
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free
After Hours: $5, Museum members $3

MORE:
berkshiremuseum.org
facebook.com/BerkshireMuseum

 

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10×10 Real Art Party at Berkshire Museum, February 23

screen-shot-2017-02-13-at-9-26-14-pmArtists from the Berkshires and beyond are contributing 10×10 inch original works of art to be sold for $25 each during the 10×10 Real Art Party at the Berkshire Museum on Thursday, February 23, 2017. A $25 ARTtix guarantees the buyer to a work of art to take home the night of the party. ARTtix may be purchased starting February 11th at the Berkshire Museum admissions desk through the night of the 10×10 Real Art Party (or until tickets sell out). The doors open at 6pm and the drawing begins at 7pm. Tickets will be chosen in a random order and the bearer will be able to choose any work of art that is still on the wall.

The art show and party will benefit Berkshire County through BAA Fellowships for college art students, art field trip awards to Berkshire high school art departments, and free admission for art students to the Berkshire Museum.

The 10×10 Real Art Party is a collaboration of the Berkshire Art Association, Storefront Artist Project and Berkshire Museum. The 10×10 Real Art Party is being presented as part of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival coordinated by the City of Pittsfield’s Department of Cultural Development and sponsored by Berkshire Gas.

DATE/TIME
February 23, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ADMISSION
Admission is free.
Art Tix $25.

The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South Street (Route 7), in Pittsfield, MA.

For more info, visit BerkshireMuseum.org

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Festival of Trees 2016 at Berkshire Museum

screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-7-59-34-pmThe Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, is an annual holiday tradition that has grown from a handful of holiday trees, to an exhibition of more than 100 decorated trees. This year’s theme for the decorations is a celebration of cinema, titled Now Playing: Festival of Trees 2016!

The organizations, businesses, and schools that participate in the Festival of Trees came up with innovative and original ways to decorate their movie-themed trees. Visitors can expect to see holiday trees that celebrate the classics of the cinema, including High NoonStar Wars, Casablanca, Jaws, and the best of the Disney studios.

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WHERE:
The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South Street (Route 7), in Pittsfield, MA.

WHEN:
The Festival of Trees runs from November 19 through December 31, 2016. 
Monday – Saturday, 10 – 5pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

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

MORE:
For more info on this collection, visit BerkshireMuseum.org

 

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World in Miniature at Berkshire Museum

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One of the Current Collections at the Berkshire Museum is the World in Miniature by Louis Paul Jonas. This collection features fourteen miniature scenes of animals and plants in their native habitats. The World in Miniature dioramas were created by Louis Paul Jonas, a sculptor and taxidermist whose work has appeared in museums around the world. These dioramas were built to one-tenth scale, and illustrate the ecology and geography of locations across the globe, including African Water Hole; Amazon Jungle; Rocky Mountains; Mount Kilimanjaro; Lions on the Serengeti Plain; Australia; Arctic Ocean; and Alaska, to name a few.

For more info on this collection, visit BerkshireMuseum.org

The Berkshire Museum is located at 39 South Street (Route 7), in Pittsfield, MA.

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

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The Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees


The Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, MA, is a holiday tradition, celebrating it’s 25th year. What started as a week-long event with a few trees is now a seasonal event featuring more than 200 decorated trees on display.

Each year, the Berkshire Museum decks the galleries with festive trees decorated by community organizations, businesses, and school children. This year, to mark the Festival’s Silver Anniversary, the trees have been inspired by the theme Silver Bells.

It’s a winter wonderland that will delight the entire family!

The Festival of Trees runs from November 13 to January 3, 2010.

Hours:
Mon-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.
Close at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Admission:
$12 adults ($6 members), $6 children 3-18 ($3 members).

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