16 Cheshire Rd
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 443-5661
Fax: (413) 443-5866
16 Cheshire Rd, Pittsfield, MA, US, 01201
- Phone: (413) 443-5661
- Fax: (413) 443-5866
Arts & Museums
A life-size stegosaurus named Wally greets you at the Berkshire Museum, home to an aquarium, fine art gallery (paintings and sculptures from around the world) and natural history museum. Exhibits focus on regional history and science, especially making featured displays accessible to children. The 1903 museum was founded by Zenas Crane, grandson of the founder of Crane & Company. It is a popular place for weekend outings with families.
The Berkshire County Historical Society's archives and library are in a 20th-century addition of the Herman Melville estate. An array of educational programming such as free monthly lectures in the Arrowhead Barn Visitors Center, artifacts on Berkshire families, a birthday party for Herman Melville, and an August Monument Mountain climb commemorating the famous meeting of Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne are only a few of the monthly activities.
The western Berkshires region is known as "Shaker Country." This village, composed of 20 historic buildings and galleries, is open daily for self-guided and staff-guided tours. Explore the Round Stone Barn, farm, and water-powered machine shop in what was an active Shaker community up until 1960. There are loads of events for the whole family to enjoy at the Hancock Shaker Village, so expect great seasonal activities no matter when you visit.
While physically located in Lenox, this unique museum also features an online gallery and store, featuring artifacts, books, and collections of sacred art, meditation aids, ritual objects, shamanistic items, and many other objects, from antique to modern, from all around the world and from diverse cultures.
This fine gallery features the works of noted American sculptor Andrew DeVries.
This gallery has a commitment to the support of artists who work in various media, including fine lithographs known for their subtle shading effects, beautiful paintings, fine crafts, and American style art that reflects the history of the Berkshires area, while also offering custom framing services.
This unique art gallery showcases the art of self-taught artists who, without formal training, produce works that capture and display a
This American Cubists' home and forty-six-acre estate has been transformed into an art gallery, and features an extensive collection of American and European Cubist art that includes murals, paintings, and sculptures; art by well known artists such as Picasso, Braque, Leger, and Gris is on display.
Origins features tribal and folk art that represents diverse regions and cultures, including Asian and African art, with such art objects as statues, masks, musical instruments, textiles, terra cotta, stone sculptures and more.
Teardrops of glass and sculptures resembling frozen blue, red, and yellow comets hang from the ceiling lights and rest on stands in the Schantz Galleries, which used to be called Holsten Galleries. This Stockbridge gallery, founded in 1978, features contemporary glass creations from artists from all over the world. The creations are on display seven days a week at the gallery, which attracts world-wide collectors of art and glass sculpture.
This museum features the largest single collection of Norman Rockwell works in the world. Exhibitions include many of Rockwell's famous Saturday Evening Post cover art, as well as other well known works like "Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas." This museum tries to convey the classic American spirit and the spirit of the American Dream through this beloved artist's work. Apart from Rockwell's work, the museum also features other special illustration exhibitions such as The Illustrated Posters of WWI, The World of the Graphic Novel and The Art of the New Yorker.
Daniel Chester French, best known as sculptor of Abraham Lincoln in Washington's Lincoln Memorial and the Minute Man statue, lived and worked in Western Massachusetts from May to October. In the winter months, he and his studio up and moved to New York City. The house is situated on 122 acres (50 hectares) of beautiful in a small town outside of Stockbridge called Glendale. This residence is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site and open to the public from August to October.