Category Archives: Art

New Sculpture installed on Athenaeum Plaza

This week the Athenaeum had an  Artscape- sponsored piece installed  at the Wendell Avenue entrance to the library. Circus, by Michael Thomas, is a welded steel sculpture in a distinctive orange and  generates engaging shadow play as the sun travels … Continue reading

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Photographer Nicholas DeCandia shares stories behind Athenaeum installation: Tuesday, May 29, 7pm

Berkshire Photographer Nicholas DeCandia will share the stories behind Facing Berkshire’s Heritage,   the photographic montage installed in the Berkshire Athenaeum Main Reading Room. The black and white images, printed on cloth, are of Berkshire County residents past and present, famous … Continue reading

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New Artscape Installation

Just outside the Athenaeum, on the East Street side, a new Artscape sculpture was installed this afternoon: Out of the Blue by Dana Filibert. Artscape is a volunteer-led committee in the city of Pittsfield that sponsors an annual outdoor juried exhibition of public … Continue reading

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Free Painting Class: Tonight at 7

  Kathleen Stowers & Rita Wilson of Berkshire Brushes lead a free decorative painting technique workshop this evening, Tuesday, November 16, at 7 pm. Each participant will leave this hands-on workshop with a completed project. All materials are provided. Free … Continue reading

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Notecards for sale

Notecards printed with a watercolor portrait of the Berkshire Athenaeum (the image we use on our website!) by local artist Marge Bride are available for $1 each. This portrait was commissioned by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum on the … Continue reading

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Athenaeum Portrait Completed

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaum launched their first public painting event this spring, selecting Pittsfield artist Marguerite Bride to create a watercolor portrait of the library building on the occasion of its 35th birthday. The new work portrays the library’s … Continue reading

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Marge Bride : Artist in Residence

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaum have launched their first public painting event, selecting Pittsfield artist Marguerite Bride to create a watercolor portrait of the library building on the occasion of its 35th birthday. The new work portrays the library’s … Continue reading

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