Tag: Museums

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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Meet Rockwell’s Models in Person at Norman Rockwell Museum

screen-shot-2017-03-03-at-12-07-47-pmThe Norman Rockwell Museum hosts a series of recurring events. One of which, ‘Focus On Rockwell: Meet Rockwell’s Models’, will bring together some of the famous illustrator’s models. Find out what it was like to pose for America’s favorite illustrator from Rockwell’s own models, who share their personal experiences.

Friday, March 3, 2017
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission:
Adults: $18.00
Seniors (65+): $17.00
Veterans: $16.00
College students with ID: $10.00
Children/teens 6 — 18: $6.00
Children 5 and under FREE

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

For more info, visit NRM.org

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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.

February 23, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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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