Calendar

Feb
5
Mon
Tue Crane Room Closed
Feb 5 – Feb 13 all-day

The Museum’s Crane Room will be closed from Monday, February 5 through Tuesday, February 13. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Feb
15
Thu
Rev Tor’s 7th Annual Dead of Winter Jam @ at the Garage (in the Colonial Theatre Lobby)
Feb 15 @ 8:00 PM

Join us for a mid-winter celebration, honoring the music of The Grateful Dead. Hosted by Rev Tor’s Steal Your Peach Band, special Guest performances include The Picky Bastards (Rob Sansone and Chris Merenda), Gina Coleman, Melissa Brinton, Tom Corrigan, Matt Mervis, Mike McCmann, Mike Wood and more!

There will be a food drive held at this event for The Moments House Food Pantry. Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items.

Feb
16
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 16 @ 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.

Feb
22
Thu
Che Malambo @ The Colonial Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 PM

Tickets: $40

The Argentine based dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse, all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Danced solely by men, the Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and dexterity. Zapeteo, their fast paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses in their native Argentina.

Feb
23
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 23 @ 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.

Mar
2
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 2 @ 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.

Youth Art Month Opening Reception
Mar 2 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Enjoy performances by the Hoosac Valley High School Jazz Ensemble and the BART Wind Quartet as well as original art by local students. Youth Art Month features artwork from art classrooms across Berkshire County, on view in the Crane Room March 2 to 31. The month-long exhibition shines a spotlight on the excellent work that students and arts educators produce here in the Berkshires.

Mar
3
Sat
Killing for Love
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM

March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The subsequent arrest and conviction of the couple’s daughter Elizabeth, a wealthy scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong? This gripping true crime tale untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit. Featuring the voices of Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots.

Mar
5
Mon
New Vision Visit Exhibitions Events Programs Education Little Cinema About Support STEAM for Homeschool: Coding
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Homeschooling students ages 5 to 12 are invited to join the Berkshire Museum’s education staff for this recurring Monday morning series of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) focused programs!

Activities typically run from 9:30 to 11 am and families are welcome to stay and have lunch, socialize, or play from 11 am to noon. Caregivers and younger siblings are encouraged to join in on the fun, however they are also free to explore the Museum if the need should arise.

Robotics: January 22 and 29, and February 5 and 12
Coding: March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Ecosystems and the Watershed: April 9, 16, 23, and 30

Cost:
$25 per child per four-week session. Accompanying adults and children ages 3 and under attend for free.

These programs are limited to 20 children. Please contact Jesseca Williamson at jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org or 413.443.7171 ext. 334 for details on upcoming sessions and to reserve your spot!

Mar
8
Thu
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tickets: A: $35, B: $20

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of The Beatles. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen and the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening.

Mar
9
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 9 @ 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.

In the Fade
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2017
German with English subtitles

Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM

Tickets: A: $45 B: $30

“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” -Paul Simon

The Grammy Award-winning acappella ensemble, Ladysmith Black Mambazo captures South Africa’s historic struggle in an inspiring repertoire that melds the tradition of Zulu harmony, singing songs born in the mines during the apartheid era, with hints of gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, in Disney’s The Lion King, or alongside Paul Simon on his album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo creates beautiful harmonies that have brought its unique sound to international prominence. The rich uplifting sounds and effortlessly synchronized dancing convey universal themes of faith, hope and peace, yielding a performance of pure, uninhibited joy.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, South Africa. Joseph incorporated the town into the name he would give his group to honor his family history. As well, the word Black is a reference to the black oxen, the strongest of all farm animals; and Mambazo, the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s ability to “chop down” any singing rival who might challenge them. So began the fifty-plus year career of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s most recent CD, Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers, was nominated for Best World Music Album of 2016, marking the the group’s 17th Grammy Award-nomination, in addition to its four wins.

Mar
16
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 16 @ 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.

Mar
23
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 23 @ 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.

Mar
29
Thu
Career Fair 2017 @ Berkshire Community College
Mar 29 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Get ready for this year’s 1Berkshire Career Fair in partnership with Berkshire Community College. Get in front of Berkshire-based businesses at this annual event. Connect with employers looking to hire someone like you. This event is open to the public and free. See below for a list of companies that will be at the event.

Mar
30
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 30 @ 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.

Furlough @ Berkshire Museum
Mar 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tessa Thompson, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, and Whoopi Goldberg lead a dynamite ensemble cast in this alternately rollicking and poignant comedy from director Laurie Collyer (the acclaimed Sherrybaby). In between caring for her mother, a young woman works part time at a prison. The rookie guard gets a chance to prove her mettle when she’s tasked with accompanying a hell-raising inmate on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. But things soon spiral out of control, sending the pair on a hilarious, surprising, and ultimately touching road trip. With Oscar(R) winner Anna Paquin, Édgar Ramírez, and La La Anthony.

Comedy, rated R, 1 hr. 23 min., 2018

Apr
6
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 6 @ 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.

Leaning into the Wind @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 6 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Leaning into the Wind is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy’s world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy’s work and Thomas Riedelsheimer’s exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.

Documentary, PG, 1 hr. 33 min., 2017