Events

Apr
16
Sat
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 – Oct 30 all-day
CAROL KINZEL: Views of the Village @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

On view now, in the Center for Shaker Studies Gallery, are three paintings of  Hancock Shaker Village (HSV) by Carol Kinzel, created when she was just 22 (circa 1950). They capture a time when HSV was in deep decline, before its transition from Shaker ownership to its current status as a museum.

Carol went on to become Nelson A. Rockefeller’s personal art curator, and met New York art photographer Charles Uht (who became her husband) through this association. A photo album with 1950s images by Mr. Uht was recently discovered in the HSV library.

Carol’s three paintings were on sale at a Pittsfield Art League show in the early 1950s, and have been reunited nearly 66 years later for the exhibition. The striking paintings offer a rare artist’s interpretation of HSV under Shaker ownership.

Jun
10
Fri
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jun 10 – Oct 30 all-day
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Living Designs & Shared Values:  Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection, celebrates the personal quilt collection of the proprietor of the Red Lion Inn and Country Curtains, who bequeathed her personal collection of quilts to HSV.  On display in the hallways and bedrooms of the Brick Dwelling, these beautiful quilts celebrate the skill and artistry of the many women (whose identities are unknown to us) who worked in the medium of fabric.  On view through October 30.  Exhibit included in regular admission.

Aug
27
Sat
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market @ Pittsfield Farmers Market
Aug 27 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market provides a venue for local farmers, food producers, and artisans to bring fresh, locally-grown and produced food and related products to all members of our community.

Annual Craft & Tag Sale at Arrowhead @ Herman Melville's Arrowhead
Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 27 @ 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit!

 

Chow Time | Saturdays | 12:30 – 1 pm | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Included in museum admission

Chow Time @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 27 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Aug 27 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Aug 27 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 27 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Game Night for Grownups @ UU Church Social Hall
Aug 27 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Berkshire Opera Festival Presents “Madama Butterfly” @ Colonial Theatre
Aug 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 27 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tribes @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 27 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Aug
28
Sun
Dash & Splash @ Pittsfield Common
Aug 28 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Aug 28 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Young Shaker Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village the way a Shaker child might have in the mid-1800s.  Guided by a museum educator, children engage in work, play and other activities just like Shaker children did more than a century ago.  Pick herbs from the Village gardens, bake a treat in the Shaker Kitchen, ring the Dwellling House bell, use a quill pen and meet our barnyard animals!   Tour runs from 11 am to 12:30 pm every day from July 5 through August 28.  Limit: 10 children per tour. A parent or chaperone must accompany.  Tour not available on Friday, August 5.

Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Aug 28 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village | Sherman | Texas | United States

Go behind the barriers in some of the Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling.  See highlights from our Collections, learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.  FYI: A moderate level of physical fitness is required as the tour involves walking and some stair climbing.  No advance reservation required; fee includes general admission for the day.  Tour not offered September 24 and 25.

Wedding Secrets 2, Samantha’s Return @ Whitney Center for the Arts
Aug 28 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 28 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tribes @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 28 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
49th Annual Feigenbaum Lecture @ Temple Anshe Amunim
Aug 28 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM