Talks

Planetarium Shows

Milham Planetarium at Hopkins Observatory

February 10 - April 28, 2017

Astronomy students at the Williams College host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 pm through May 13.

Free Lecture: Ukiyo-E Prints

The Clark Art Institute

March 26, 2017 3:00 PM - March 26, 2017 4:00 PM

A lecture on ukiyo-e (“images of the floating world”) prints, considering their subject matter, networks of production, and their historical context.

Free Lecture: Natural Media

The Clark Art Institute

April 4, 2017 5:30 PM - April 4, 2017 6:30 PM

Cissé’s un-commonsense proposition about “new” mediums is that they are both reducible to natural media and arbitrarily connected to language. This relieves his films from the burden of primitivism, as they begin with the notion that nothing is natural, least of all representations of Africa.

Free Lecture: Wilderness Urbanisms

The Clark Art Institute

April 18, 2017 5:30 PM - April 18, 2017 6:30 PM

Clark Fellow Tamara Sears presents “Wilderness Urbanisms: Architecture, Landscape, and Travel in Southern Asia.”

Lecture: European Prints and Drawings

The Clark Art Institute

April 23, 2017 3:00 PM - April 23, 2017 4:00 PM

Curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt introduces the exhibition Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500–1650.

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Tours

Taste Trails

Throughout Berkshire County

Berkshire Farm & Table has created virtual Taste Trails for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy throughout the seasons.

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Libraries

Schow Science Library

Williams College

Houses book and journal collections in astronomy, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, geosciences, and psychology.

Sawyer Library

Williams College

Sawyer Library houses the social sciences and humanities collections for the college.

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Education

Children’s Center at Williams

Serves children infancy through pre-school five days per week. School Age Summer Program offers both full summer and short-term programs for elementary-school-aged children.

Pine Cobble School

Nurture creativity, curiosity, outstanding character, and a lifelong love of learning in pre-school through ninth grade children.

Williamstown Elementary School (WES)

Pre-K through sixth grade elementary school with approximately 400 students whose mission is to inspire a love of learning and to challenge students to grow in heart and mind.

Buxton School

A small private co-educational college preparatory boarding and day high school that stimulates intellect, cherishes diversity, encourages creativity, respects individuality, and creates community.

Mt. Greylock Regional High School

A public middle and high school in Williamstown that serves grades 7-12. Their core values are integrity, responsibility, and perseverance.

BART Charter Public School

A tuition-free, rigorous college prep charter school for grades 6-12 where every child is given the tools to succeed.

McCann Technical School

The mission of McCann is to graduate technically skilled, academically prepared, and socially responsible individuals ready to meet the challenges of the 21st centur

Williams College

Founded in 1793, Williams College is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts.

Get BART Smart! 2017

BART Charter Public School

April 8, 2017 6:00 PM - April 8, 2017 9:30 PM

Fun trivia night fundraiser! Drinks, dinner and trivia all included in entry price!

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Writers & Books

Local Authors

The authors listed here reveal the rich literary community in our region.

Book Sale

Friends of Milne Public Library

April 21 - April 22, 2017

More than 20,000 books and media items, a Silent Auction of special volumes, and a cafe/bake sale both days!

Tupelo Press

Downtown North Adams

An independent literary press fostering the literary arts since 1999.

Ephs Bookshelf

A listing of recent publications by Williams College faculty.

Dog Ears Book Barn

Hoosick Falls, NY

The stock of approximately 30,000 volumes is shelved floor to ceiling, and the overflow from the shelves creates tottering piles that you must navigate as you browse.

Writing Workshops with Julia

Williamstown

Explore the act of writing in a safe, nurturing environment; the only thing you need to bring is something to write with and a readiness to explore.

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Local History

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Downtown North Adams

This urban park uses historical artifacts to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel.

Herman Melville’s Arrowhead

Arrowhead was the home of author, Herman Melville, and is the first National Historic Landmark to be designated in Berkshire County.

Chesterwood

The country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor, Daniel Chester French.

The Mount

The Mount is the home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, MA and features the main house, stable, gardens, and bookstore.

Hildene

The Lincoln Family Home in Manhester, VT.

Hancock Shaker Village

Pittsfield, MA

Brings the Shaker story to life. Events, exhibits, and daily tours for the whole family.

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