Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Nov
28
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Nov
29
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Nov
30
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
1
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
2
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
3
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
4
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days.

Dec
5
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
6
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
7
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
8
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
9
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
10
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery – A Swingin’ Little Christmas: A cabaret show. @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
11
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
12
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: The Roaring Twenties — Berlin, Paris, New York @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

The cabaret beckons as Close Encounters With Music ushers in the winter season in the Berkshires.

Dec
13
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
14
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
15
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
16
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
17
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Gt. Barrington, MA–It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) showing @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Mahaiwe resumes its annual tradition screening Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life free for the community.

Dec
18
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Sandisfield, MA–Forest Floor Discovery Hike at Clam River Reserve with Berkshire Natural Resources Council @ Clam River reserve
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll focus on identifying low-growing evergreens like American wintergreen, partridgeberry, princess pine, and more!

Join us for a 1.2-mile hike that will have everyone up close and personal with the forest floor. We’ll focus on identifying low-growing evergreens like American wintergreen, partridgeberry, princess pine, and more!

To RSVP email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org.

Difficulty: Easy (gentle grades, easy pace)

What to Bring: Please bring water, wear sturdy footwear and wear layers. BNRC has a few pairs of micro-spikes to loan.

It’s hunting season, please remember to wear your blaze orange!

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Gt. Barrington, MA–John Pizzarelli Plays New Standards @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond, with a repertoire that includes Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and The Beatles.

Dec
19
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker showing @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm

On Christmas Eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday.

Dec
20
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
21
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
22
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Great Barrington, MA–Handel & Bach: Music for a Winter Solstice @ Saint James Place
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a celebratory evening of richly orchestrated cantatas and selected chamber works!

The Aston Magna Chamber Players present a live holiday concert. “Music for a Winter Solstice,” with works by Handel and J.S. Bach, on stages in Hudson and Great Barrington in December.
Tickets go on sale in early December at astonmagna.org. Prices are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Children and students free; $15 for patrons under age 30 with ID. All seating is general admission. Hudson Hall tickets will also be available for purchase in early December at the Hudson Hall website.

Guests must show proof of vaccination and ID at the door; masks required.

Dec
23
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
24
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
25
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
26
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
27
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

West Stockbridge, MA–Chamber Players Winter Concert @ West Stockbridge Congregational Church
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm
Dec
28
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
29
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

North Adams, MA–Sunset Hike to Sunset Rock on the Hoosac Range with Berkshire Natural Resources Council
Dec 29 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Wednesday, December 29, 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm (sunset at 4:30 pm)

Take in the sunset from Sunset Rock on the Hoosac Range while sipping on hot apple cider!

To RSVP email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org.

Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes)

Description: Join BNRC staff to watch the sunset with hot apple cider over the city of North Adams. 1.5-mile roundtrip hike with moderate climbs to the overlook. Bring a flashlight or headlamp for the hike down. BNRC will provide hot apple cider, but feel free to bring snacks and your choice warm drink! Please bring water, wear sturdy footwear (consider snowshoes and/or micro-spikes) and bring layers. BNRC has a few pairs of micro-spikes and snowshoes to loan (please email in advance).

Directions: From Pittsfield, take Rt. 8 North. At the Cumberland Farms, take a right onto Rt. 8A. Take a right onto Rt. 2. After climbing the hairpin turns, the BNRC parking lot will be on the right, immediately following the Wigwam Cabins

Dec
30
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Dec
31
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Berkshire Bach Society presents: Bach at New Year’s Live! @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Berkshire Bach Society returns to present “Bach at New Year’s Live!” with Music Director and nine-time Grammy award winner Eugene Drucker leading the Berkshire Bach Ensemble in all six “Brandenburg” Concerti!

Jan
1
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
2
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Great Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Massenet’s Cinderella @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm

In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess.

 

Jan
3
Mon
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
4
Tue
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
5
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
6
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
7
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
8
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
9
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still” Exhibit @ Berkshire Museum
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On View  through January 9, 2022   from 10 – 5 pm

“We once called this land home and while forced removal may have physically moved us, our hearts remain. Muh-he-con-ne-ok: The People of the Waters That Are Never Still showcases the history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Communities past, present, and future.”

Following the symbolic pathway of water throughout the exhibition, visitors will develop new insights into the history and culture of this Berkshire County Indigenous community through objects from the Berkshire Museum collection and those of partner institutions, contemporary oral histories and historical profiles of members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, timelines, and more. As they travel through the galleries, museum patrons will trace the journey of this region’s first residents from their lands that stretched from the Hudson River Valley to Berkshire County, through forced removal from these lands by white colonizers, to their current home in Wisconsin. Along the way, visitors will explore historical and current-day topics, discover actions they can take to be better allies to Indigenous people worldwide, and unlearn harmful misconceptions and stereotypes.

About the Curator–The Exhibit is curated by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and first line descendent Stockbridge Munsee.

Fulfilling Our Commitments to the Community–The Exhibit is just one small step in the Berkshire Museum’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to the Berkshire community to join with organizations engaged in the fight against racism, develop programming that amplifies the voices, works, and experiences of under-represented populations, and make the museum a place where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included. The museum continues efforts to reckon with the provenance of its collections and work with Indigenous communities to return sacred and stolen items and right the wrongs of the past.

Presented in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community and the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area.

Jan
23
Sun
Great Barrington, MA–Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Jewels @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg.

Jan
27
Thu
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Zoom Virtual Event–Scott Eyerly’s Virtual Met Opera Lecture: Verdi’s Rigoletto
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm

Scott Eyerly will offer a free opera talk via Zoom the Thursday prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast the following weekend.

 

Jan
29
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Verdi’s Rigoletto @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm

Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29.

 

Mar
6
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Swan Lake @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm

Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her.

 

Mar
11
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Tom Papa, Comedian @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success as an author, in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.

 

Mar
17
Thu
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Virtual Event–Scott Eyerly’s Virtual Met Opera Lecture: Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm

Scott Eyerly will offer a free opera talk via Zoom the Thursday prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast the following weekend.

Mar
19
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.

Mar
20
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: A Night of Chopin and Brahms @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm

Some of the most astounding keyboard music ever written, Chopin’s Four Scherzi, which possess an almost demonic power and energy, receive a masterful performance by Yekwon Sunwoo, the most recent Cliburn laureate (“superbly assured pianism” – BBC Music).

Mar
26
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Verdi’s Don Carlos @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.

Apr
30
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: Skylark A Cappella Vocalists—Hidden Symbols, Secret Codes @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries?
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