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Apr
23
Tue
“Still a Student” Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery
Apr 23 @ 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.

Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 23 @ 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.

Grandparents Day during Baby Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 23 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Grandparents Day during Baby Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village

Gram and Gramp, bring the grand kids on Tuesdays. You SAVE $2 and they visit FREE.

Visit our woodworkers in the tannery and try your hand at weaving. Climb on an antique tractor (great photo op) then have a seat for story time. Dress in Shaker clothing, make a traditional craft, and of course, visit the babies. Fun for the young and young-at-heart.

WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 23 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Apr
24
Wed
“Still a Student” Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery
Apr 24 @ 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.

Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 24 @ 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.

Apr
25
Thu
“Still a Student” Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery
Apr 25 @ 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.

Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 25 @ 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.

Animal Art ‘N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 25 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Animal Art ‘N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village

Spend a late afternoon hour meeting a heritage breed animal and making art.  Draw with pencil, color with crayons, or cut a collage to design your version of a barnyard friend. If creativity makes you thirsty, we have juice (sorry, folks, this is a dry event). You can hang your work in our gallery or at home on your fridge.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Apr
26
Fri
“Still a Student” Art Show @ Koussevitzky Art Gallery
Apr 26 @ 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.

Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 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.

da Vinci Docent Hours @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 26 @ 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!

OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 26 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews @ Berkshire Museum

Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 26 @ 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.

OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 26 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know @ Berkshire Museum

The third in a series of OLLI courses focusing on our complex healthcare systems and institutions, this course will once again endeavor to highlight and take an in-depth view of selected healthcare subjects in the news and confounding all of us as we work to navigate the maze of our health “system.”

OLLI: Objects and Their Stories @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 26 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories @ Berkshire Museum

Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s popular rotating exhibition, “Objects and Their Stories,” join the museum’s Chief Experience Officer and guest staff for an in-depth exploration into the Berkshire Museum’s collection. Each session will feature multiple objects and the details pertaining to their geographic, spacial and iconographic relationships.

Shaker Up Sausage + Beer Night @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 26 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Shaker Up Sausage + Beer Night @ Hancock Shaker Village

Oktoberfest in April returns! A multi-course, sausage and beer dinner pairing hosted by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg and Orion Howard of Bright Ideas Brewing. Imagine: French Style Bratwurst with goat cheese potato cakes, arugula salad and a Dijon vinaigrette paired with a crisp, hoppy blonde ale. It’s out of this world. Taste a new a limited edition IPA inspired by Hancock Shaker Village, specially brewed for this event, mingle with brewers, and enjoy old world (and Shaker-style) craft sausage using locally sourced meats, sausage, and charcuterie. Enjoy honestly delicious food and experience brews from one of the regions finest.

Disney’s Aladdin JR. @ The Colonial Theater
Apr 26 @ 7:00 PM
Disney’s Aladdin JR. @ The Colonial Theater

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali,” along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “A Whole New World” for the entire family!

Apr
27
Sat
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 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.

Sheep Shearing Weekend @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 27 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sheep Shearing Weekend @ Hancock Shaker Village

Meet our merinos and watch sheep get their annual haircuts. Sheep shearing is sure to delight the entire family. Throughout the weekend, follow the wool from sheep to cloak with demos of sheep-shearing (with champion shearer Fred DePaul), spinning, dying, and weaving. Learn how to spin and weave. See rarely-displayed Shaker-made woolen items, including the famous Shaker cloak. Meet regional fiber artisans. Get involved in hands-on activities and learn how fleece on sheep becomes a sweater. Meet the new spring babies, too. Make a wooly sheep in the Discovery Barn. On Saturday, bring needles, yarn, and join a Sit ‘N Knit.