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
31
Wed
Bounty Talkback @ Barrington Stage Co.
Aug 31 @ 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
1
Thu
Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 1 @ 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.

Explorer’s Post Open House (Ages 14-20) @ Berkshire Humane Society
Sep 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Barrington Stage Co.
Sep 1 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tribes @ Barrington Stage Co.
Sep 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sep
2
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 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.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 2-4) @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 2 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or 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 Adventures (Ages 2-4)| Fridays | 11 – 11:30 am | Berkshire Museum | 39 South St | (413) 443-7171 | Free with Museum Admission

Attics & Basements Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 2 @ 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.

Tribes @ Barrington Stage Co.
Sep 2 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Barrington Stage Co.
Sep 2 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
BerkshireNow: Melissa Matsuki Lillie Opening @ Berkshire Museum
Sep 2 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
First Fridays Artwalk
Sep 2 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

First Fridays Artswalk is the largest year-round monthly visual arts event in the Berkshires.  Every first Friday of each month downtown retailers, restaurants and businesses along North and South Streets, transform into art galleries.  Stop into over 20 locations to explore artwork and meet the artists during their opening receptions.  Free guided walking tour starts at 5:15 pm.

Friday Fry-Days On North @ Hotel On North
Sep 2 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday Fry-Days On North @ Hotel On North | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join us at Eat on North every Friday from 5pm-8pm for assorted Fish and fun “Fried” Foods.

Photography Workshop: The Art of Light Painting @ Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Photography Workshop: The Art of Light Painting @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

This photography workshop is oriented toward aspiring amateur photographers interested in exploring the creative possibilities of night photography and light painting.  Light painting uses a long exposure camera technique to capture an image, while adding detail or interest with an additional handheld light source. (The additional light either illuminates the object or adds interest to the image from outside the frame.) Light painting techniques in the landscape give you extra tools to create photos that are different from those other photographers have taken of the same location.  Suggested Gear:   DSLR Camera, Tripod, Flash light and basic understanding of your camera operation. Optional:  Camera Manual.
Instructor: Fred LeBlanc

Rain date: Sunday, September 4, 2016

Berkshire Opera Festival Presents “Madama Butterfly” @ Colonial Theatre
Sep 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Barrington Stage Co.
Sep 2 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tribes @ Barrington Stage Co.
Sep 2 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sep
3
Sat
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market @ Pittsfield Farmers Market
Sep 3 @ 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.