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Berkshire Museum

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39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
(413) 443-7171 https://berkshiremuseum.org/

January 2019

OLLI Science Conversations

January 18 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until February 15, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Discuss the latest science research and discoveries as they are published in publications such as The New York Times “Science Times.” Moderated by Anthony Segal, M.D. and Peter Bluhm, J.D.

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OLLI | Advances in Medicine

January 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 15, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Examine the latest medical discoveries, treatments, and research with four local doctors. Presented by 1/18 Dr. Steven Will; 1/25 Dr. Joseph Emrich; 2/1 Dr. Marjorie Safran; 2/8, and 2/15 Dr. Mark C. Pettus.

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OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key

January 18 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 15, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Explore the life of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and his influence on classical and contemporary music. Presented by Ken Stark.

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WordXWord Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. | A Letter From Pittsfield

January 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Free

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, poets present work that reflects on, is inspired by, or otherwise connects with the legacy of Dr. King.

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OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con

January 24 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Is there a supreme being? Explore the philosophical debate on the existence of God. Moderated by Dr. William Cameron.

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Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World

January 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 14, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$10 – $15

Delve into the life of Hannah Arendt, a refugee from WWII Germany who questioned what it meant to be a woman, a Jew, a stateless person, or a citizen. Presented by Dr. Katherine Kidd.

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Opening Reception for Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

January 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$5 – $10

Be among the first to explore Leonardo da Vinci’s fascinating machines and to learn about the strong connections between art and science in Leonardo’s world during the opening reception for Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.

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February 2019

Ten Days of Play

February 16 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until March 24, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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The Ten Days of Play festival will take place throughout the Museum. The Crane Room will be filled with an exciting assortment of modular building toys: kids will enjoy a generous LEGO® station, explore color and gravity at the Tegu magnetic block station, stack structures with Bilderhoos, and innovate with the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground. Ten Days of Play will also feature interactive activities for early learners, daily aquarium programs, and the popular Tinker Lab.

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Records and Burpee Zoo Show

February 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$3 – $15

The Zoo Show returns to Berkshire Museum! Meet live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets.

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Designing with da Vinci

February 18 @ 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until March 24, 2019

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water.

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WordXWord: Odd Couples

February 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Free

Collaborative pieces by unexpected pairings, commissioned by WordXWord. See what happens.

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Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit

February 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on February 23, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on February 23, 2019 at 3:30pm

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
$3 – $8

The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Museum to perform their original musical version of the classic story Peter Rabbit under the direction of Kara Demler.

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WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Heart in America

February 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Free

By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward. Heart in America: From heart attack to heart throb in the heartland – (don’t) be still my heart. Poets squeeze verse from vital signs.

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March 2019

PechaKucha Night #23: Adulting is Hard

March 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Enjoy a series of stories on the illuminating resolutions and revelations made by friends and neighbors, accompanied by light refreshments and a cash bar. The presentations are lightning fast: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Reflect on being adults and what you wish you had learned as a child. Participate in the event as a presenter and share your insights. Contact [email protected] to be included or for inquiries.

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