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by The Staff on March 28, 2013


Happy 110th birthday, Berkshire Museum! In honor of the occasion, the museum is putting on display some of the “most significant and fascinating objects from [its] holdings of more than 50,000 artworks, specimens and artifacts” in a show titled Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection.

As supervised by guest curators Peter Garlington and Leo Nash, the idea was to balance “history, exploration and community” in selecting the art works and items—which range from Hudson River School paintings to minerals and natural science artifacts. (The latter includes a crocodile skull, which should prove a hit with the kids.)

Pictured is Thomas Hill’s Yosemite Valley (1889).

Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection will open Monday (April 1) at the Berkshire Museum (39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.) and remain on view through March 31, 2015. There will be an opening reception on April 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. For more info, call (413) 443-7171 or visit berksiremuseum.org.