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Apr
11
Thu
“Still a Student” Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery
Apr 11 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
"Still a Student" Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery

For the entire month of April, 2019, the Koussevitzky Art Gallery is showcasing the work of artist Brian DiNicola, who  is a traditional media based artist.  He received his BFA in Illustration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2011.  Upon graduating he enrolled in their MFA program in Painting.  He graduated in 2013 and immediately began applying his work to exhibitions and galleries.

Within the past six years, Brian has exhibited forty-seven times.  His work has traveled to Boston, California, New York, Chicago, Connecticut, and even Canada.  Brian’s paintings circulate in print and locally in the Berkshires.  He pursues competitions frequently to advance his professional record.  More recently, ‘Richeson Competitions’ and Trekell Art Supplies/Gamblin Colors featured Brian’s portraits through juried contests.

Week of the Young Child: Artsy Thursday Art-Making @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Week of the Young Child: Artsy Thursday Art-Making @ Berkshire Museum

Get creative with physics and engineering as you use pool noodles, dowels, and more to create your own unique work of art. A special guest from Hancock Shaker Village will be on hand to show us the Shaker box-making process and share other examples of Shaker engineering, art, and craft.

Comedy Garage: Ashton Womack @ The Colonial Theater
Apr 11 @ 7:30 PM
Comedy Garage: Ashton Womack @ The Colonial Theater

Originally from Houston, TX, Ashton Womack started telling jokes at sixteen. He has since gone on to establish himself around the country. Most recently, Ashton shot an episode of the Comedy Central show, Alternatinoand wrote for MTV’s TRL. He has featured for Maria Bamford and tours colleges across the country. In 2018, he was selected as a New Face of Comedy in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the largest international comedy festival in the world. In 2015, he won the title of Lafftown’s Funniest, and in 2014, he won Free Press Houston’s Best Comic award.

Apr
12
Fri
“Still a Student” Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery
Apr 12 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
"Still a Student" Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery

For the entire month of April, 2019, the Koussevitzky Art Gallery is showcasing the work of artist Brian DiNicola, who  is a traditional media based artist.  He received his BFA in Illustration from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2011.  Upon graduating he enrolled in their MFA program in Painting.  He graduated in 2013 and immediately began applying his work to exhibitions and galleries.

Within the past six years, Brian has exhibited forty-seven times.  His work has traveled to Boston, California, New York, Chicago, Connecticut, and even Canada.  Brian’s paintings circulate in print and locally in the Berkshires.  He pursues competitions frequently to advance his professional record.  More recently, ‘Richeson Competitions’ and Trekell Art Supplies/Gamblin Colors featured Brian’s portraits through juried contests.

da Vinci Docent Hours @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 12 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
da Vinci Docent Hours @ Berkshire Museum

Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch!

Week of the Young Child: Family Friday Treasure Hunt @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 12 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Week of the Young Child: Family Friday Treasure Hunt @ Berkshire Museum

Discover the Museum together as a family! Make your way through the galleries as you complete the scavenger hunt, and find the hidden treasure.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 12 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 12 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam @ Berkshire Museum

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.

The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

This film explores each of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

Swingtown – A Steve Miller Tribute @ The Colonial Theater
Apr 12 @ 8:00 PM
Swingtown – A Steve Miller Tribute @ The Colonial Theater

Swingtown is a good time party show featuring the hits of Steve Miller including, “The Joker,” “Take The Money And Run,” “Fly Like an Eagle” and so many more. It’s a get out of your house and dance all night experience! Band members include: Randy Cormier, Dan Tiechert, Dave Vitone, Darrin Todd and Dan Esko.

Run Time: 3 hours including intermissions

Apr
13
Sat
Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 all-day
Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend @ Berkshire Museum

Join us for a weekend of special activities to celebrate the life of Leonardo da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452.

Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Apr 13 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 13 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Blessing of the Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 13 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Blessing of the Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village

A short, lively, non-denominational blessing and sing-along for the baby animals and their mothers in the iconic Round Stone Barn.

Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3 @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3 @ Berkshire Museum

Spend your Saturday morning enjoying a family friendly film in a quiet and dim theater! These screenings are specially designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting.

During this screening:
– projection brightness will be reduced and can be adjusted for audience comfort
– the volume of the film’s audio will be turned down
– dim house lights will be on during the performance so guests can see their surroundings and move around the theater
– closed captioning will be available upon request.

Recommended for ages 3 to 6.

Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam @ Berkshire Museum

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions.

The exhibition focuses on the highlights from the final years of Rembrandt’s life, commonly thought to be his finest years. The masterpieces he produced during this period could be called his defining works, with each piece so soulful and honest that they helped sculpt our idea of Rembrandt as a man and as an artist.

This film explores each of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum

Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program.

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours @ Berkshire Museum

Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening.

Apr
14
Sun
Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 14 all-day
Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend @ Berkshire Museum

Join us for a weekend of special activities to celebrate the life of Leonardo da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452.

Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 14 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.