Tag: Museums

Berkshire Museum (un)Beach Bash w/ White Eyed Lizard Band, Mar 11

Shake out those winter blues with Berkshire Museum and the White Eyed Lizard Band, on Friday, March 11.

The time between winter and spring might actually be the worst of times. What’s there to do other than sit around and wish for warmer weather? Wish granted! The Berkshire Museum is hosting THE party of the spring in celebration of their Voyage to the Deep exhibition to shake out those winter blues.

Dig out your summer best and join Berkshire Museum, KJ Nosh, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and Shire Breu-Hous with special guests the White-Eyed Lizard Band and party like its Summer 2022!

DATE/TIME: Friday, March 11, 2022 / 6 – 9pm

LOCATIONThe Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201

COST: $40 / $50
$40 Members / $50 General Admission
Tickets available here


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Museum of Science at Home 

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Looking for something to entertain and educate the kids while at home? Check out Museum of Science at Home. Boston’s MoS is closed due to the pandemic, so they have put together a collection of STEM resources designed to bring the museum to you. Visit https://www.mos.org/mos-at-home for their daily live stream presentations.

One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most attended cultural institution, the Museum of Science introduces approximately 1.4M visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. The Museum is home to such iconic exhibits as the Thompson Theater of Electricity, the Charles Hayden Planetarium, and the Mugar Omni Theater.

Beyond its walls, the Museum reaches tens of millions through its blockbuster traveling exhibits, The Science Behind Pixar, the world’s leading prek-8 engineering curricula, EiE®, original planetarium shows.  Now, through its new #MOSatHome platform, delivering the Museum experience to families and educators online with a host of live stream events, webinars, podcasts, family STEM activities and more. http://www.mos.org/MOSatHome.



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Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration Exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum presents Cultural Traditions: A Holiday Celebration. This limited run exhibit explores the commonality and distinctiveness of peoples and their traditions around the world through the art and stories in children’s picture books. Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year are celebrated in over 40 original works created by six award-winning children’s book illustrators, highlighting our shared hopes and dreams for our communities and families.

Karla Gudeon.
Illustration for Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert [Maplewood, NJ: Blue Apple Books, 2008.] Watercolor on paper
Courtesy of R. Michelson Galleries
©2008 by Karla Gudeon. All rights reserved.
Now through January 20, 2019
Open Daily:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Members: FREE
Kids 18 and under FREE
Adults $20
Seniors (65+): $18
Veterans: $17
College students with ID: $10

The Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge , MA 01262

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Festival of Trees 2018 at Berkshire Museum


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!

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

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

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



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First Sunday Free at The Clark Art Institute

October kicks off the First Sunday Free program at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. Admission to The Clark is free on the first Sunday of the month from October to May.

The Clark’s permanent collection includes painting, sculpture, and decorative art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The Institute’s greatest strengths lie in nineteenth-century European and American painting, especially French Impressionists.

Free admission is offered through the Clark’s library pass program, which serves nearly 150 libraries in the region. Call your local library for more information.

Free First Sundays run from October 2017 (Sunday, October 1) to May 2018

The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267


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